People Involved Tapia Conference
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PRESS RELEASES
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 23, 2003
CONTACT: Portia Eley, Boston's Community Medical Group, pme89@hotmail.com

YOU STILL HAVE TIME!

REGISTER NOW FOR THE RICHARD TAPIA CELEBRATION OF DIVERSITY IN COMPUTING CONFERENCE 2003 http://www.ncsa.uiuc.edu/Conferences/Tapia2003/

The Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference, which will take place October 15 - 18, 2003 in Atlanta, Georgia, will highlight creative, innovative, and original research and applications of computing. This year's theme, "Building Diverse Leadership in Computing," refers to the leaders represented in all areas of the conference, from panels to technical talks to plenary sessions. Registration is limited and filling quickly-registration information is available at https://campus.acm.org/register/tapia03.

The conference features a keynote address by Warren Washington, chair of the National Science Board, and a banquet address by Eloy Rodriguez of Cornell University. Other highly acclaimed plenary speakers include Peter Freeman, National Science Foundation; Jose Munoz, National Nuclear Security Administration, DOE; Valerie Taylor, Texas A&M University; and Margaret Wright, New York University.

The conference honors the contributions of Richard A. Tapia of Rice University to the growth of diversity in computing and related disciplines. The Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing 2003 conference is being planned by the Coalition to Diversify Computing (CDC) - http://www.cdc-computing.org - whose mission is to increase the visibility of people of color in computing research. CDC is a joint organization of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the Computing Research Association (CRA), and the IEEE Computer Society (IEEE-CS). Tapia 2003 is sponsored by the ACM and CRA in cooperation with IEEE-CS. It is supported by Platinum Supporter the National Science Foundation; Silver Supporters ACM, AGEP Program at Rice University, Hewlett-Packard Company, Microsoft, Inc., National Center for Supercomputing Applications, National Computational Science Alliance, Sandia National Laboratories, HPCWire, DSstar, and GridToday; and Bronze Supporters AAAI, Argonne National Laboratory - Mathematics and Computer Science Division, EOT-PACI, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, San Diego Supercomputer Center, Texas A&M University Computer Science Department, University of Kentucky Center for Computational Sciences; and Contributors Georgia Institute of Technology, Northeastern University, Portland State University, Purdue University, and the Ohio Supercomputer Center.


Opportunities to support the conference are still available by contacting Valerie Taylor, taylor@cs.tamu.edu or Radha Nandkumar radha@ncsa.uiuc.edu

PREVIOUS PRESS RELEASES
Panels (September 5, 2003)
Plenary Talks (August 20, 2003)
Tapia Award (July 21, 2003)
Early Registration (July 21, 2003)
Doctoral Consortium (May 23, 2003)