The CMD-IT/ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing (also known as “the TAPIA conference”) is the premier venue to acknowledge, promote, and celebrate diversity in computing. The goal of TAPIA Conferences is to bring together undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, researchers, and professionals in computing from all backgrounds and ethnicities to celebrate the diversity that exists in computing; connect with others to create communities that extend beyond the conference; make contact with leaders in industry and academia; and be inspired by great presentations and conversations. The 2023 TAPIA Conference will be held in Dallas, Texas, at the Gaylord Texan Resort.
Where can you find NCWIT?
Effective Programs for Increasing Diversity in Computing: Learning and Engaging
Thursday, September 14 at 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. CDT // Texas 4
This workshop provides an opportunity for representatives from the NSF-funded Broadening Participation in Computing Alliances and other organizations to share their effective programs about increasing diversity in computing. The workshop will begin with representatives sharing one effective program from each of the following NSF BPC Alliances and other organizations: AccessComputing, CAHSI, CMD-IT, CRA-W, ECEP, iAAMCS, NCWIT, and STARS. The attendees will have an opportunity to break up into eight groups, with each group having an opportunity to learned the details about the effective program such that information can be taken back to the institution for implementation or partnerships can be established. Participants will have an opportunity to learn about two effective programs.
ADVANC(E)ing an Inclusive Academic Computing Workforce with Evidence-Based Tools
Thursday, September 14 at 4:30 – 5:45 p.m. CDT // Texas 4
This workshop is designed for computer science administrators and faculty. NCWIT works with academic computing programs to facilitate their implementation of strategic, systemic diversity-based change efforts based on their own institutional contexts, and is currently partnering with the NSF INCLUDES Aspire Alliance and WEPAN on addressing this need for faculty and staff as part of the NSF ADVANCE program. In this workshop, the facilitators–NCWIT, Aspire, and WEPAN staff–will present the NCWIT Academic Workplace Systemic Change Model, which comprehensively illustrates the systemic components of a computing department where change efforts can be focused. Furthermore, facilitators will utilize evidence-based resources to lead attendees through hands-on activities to determine which areas of the systemic change model should be areas of focus, as well as how to go about strategic, systemic planning of change efforts. Throughout the workshop, facilitators will: share evidence-based models and tools to aid departments in their DEI change efforts; personally assist attendees as they utilize some of the tools during the workshop; and create opportunities for sharing among the attendees. By implementing DEI change efforts in a strategic, systemic manner, administrators and faculty will be able to recruit, hire, and retain intersectionally diverse women in their programs more effectively.
NCWITAiC x Reboot Representation Social
Thursday, September 14 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. CDT // Gaylord Texan Convention Center
NCWIT, the Aspirations in Computing (AiC) Community, and Reboot Representation will co-host a two-hour meetup event at Tapia this year with special guests from Girls Who Code and Jane Street! This event is also open to NCWIT Higher Ed Alliance members, NCWIT Workforce Alliance Members, and NCWIT sponsors. Bring yourself, a colleague, and even a student! Register online to attend and kick back with friends, both new and old.
For more information about TAPIA 2023, visit the conference webpage.