Capturing Hidden ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) History

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) History Committee is hosting an on-line seminar that is open to the public and will bring together a variety of individuals interested in ACM history.


Participation is especially encouraged for organizational units of the ACM, including Special Interest Groups (SIGs), past or present. Designed for individuals who are planning or actively involved in doing projects related to ACM history, the seminar will explore concepts and methods for heritage preservation.

The program for this one-and-a-half day on-line event includes the following components:

  • Keynote presentations
    • Vicki Hanson, ACM’s Chief Executive Officer
    • Thomas Misa, Former Director of the Charles Babbage Institute and former chair of the ACM History Committee
    • Ruby Mendenhall, Associate Dean for Diversity and Democratization of Health Innovation at the Carle Illinois College of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  
  • Presentations about and examples from a diverse set of projects, with a focus on planning, challenges, and results to date
  • Discussion of issues such as preservation, ACM support, priorities, assessment, privacy, legal matters, preparing for public deposit
  • Working sessions to explore how to apply these ideas in one's own context

More information about this event can be found at the ACM website. 



Start date
Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, 9:30 a.m.
End date
Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, 5:50 p.m.

Via Zoom