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(From “Why Join ACM?,” CACM , Feb ’05, p. 14). It’s the right thing to do!. It’s a good return on your investment!. Joiner s. Value-seekers. Why Join ACM?. Join a worldwide organization with 78,000+ members on 6 continents

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(From “Why Join ACM?,” CACM, Feb ’05, p. 14)

It’s the right thing to do!

It’s a good return on your investment!

Joiners

Value-seekers

Why Join ACM?

  • Join a worldwide organization with 78,000+ members on 6 continents
  • Benefit from35 Special Interest Groups (SIGs): big SIGs like SIGGRAPH, SIGPLAN + small SIGs from SIGACCESS (Accessible Computing for those with disabilities) to SIGWEB (Hypertext, Hypermedia and Web)
  • Learn from 100+ research conferences, 21+ journals, 4+ magazines, and Digital Library (DL): 57 years of ACM papers online
  • Sponsor outreachviaACM-Women, Coalition to Diversify Computing (joint with IEEE-CS & CRA), International Collegiate Programming Contest, 500+ student chapters, 100+ local (regional) chapters, + new Computer Science Teachers Association (K-12)
  • Aid advocacy (US-ACM), such as new policy on E-voting machines
  • Support education via Curriculum Standards and Accreditation
  • Help honor computing via ACM Fellows + 12 Awards, including it’s “Nobel Prize,”
  • $99 / year gets Professional Development Centre (PDC), magazines, Email redirect
  • Lifelong learning is up to you in this fast moving field, so stay current via
    • Magazines like Queue (featured in Slashdot almost every month)
  • PDC with 450+ free IT Courses and 400+ free Online IT Books with search, bookmarking, …
  • (PDC is not part of a DL site license)
  • Lifelong emailforwarding
  • ACM 57 years old and growing; Free email in 2020?

Saves money if you go to ≥ 1 ACM conf. / year as ACM discount > $99 or if you take ≥ 1 PDC course / year as course outside ACM costs > $99

May be free as some employers (e.g., Google, Microsoft) pay membership, yet you save them money if go to ≥ 1 ACM conf. or take ≥ 1 PDC course/year

are program committee members of acm sponsored conferences also acm members

Are Program Committee Members of ACM Sponsored Conferencesalso ACM Members?

Dave Patterson

summary
Summary
  • ACM’s conferences have about 3000 people on program committees each year
  • ~ 1300 are not members of ACM, SIGs, or any other sponsoring organization
    • ~ 1000 nonmembers are US residents
  • Comments?
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