ACM Distinguished Speakers Porgram:  talks by and with technology leaders and innovators

The ACM Distinguished Speaker Program is an excellent solution for:

Corporations Educate your technical staff, ramp up the knowledge of your team, and give your employees the opportunity to have their questions answered by experts in their field.

Colleges & Universities Expand the knowledge base of your students with exciting lectures and the chance to engage with a computing professional in their desired field of expertise.

Event & Conference Planners Use the ACM DSP to help find compelling speakers for your next conference and reduce your costs in the process.

ACM Local Chapters Boost attendance at your meetings with live talks by DSP speakers and keep your chapter members informed of the latest industry findings.

Captivating Speakers from Exceptional Companies, Colleges & Universities

DSP speakers represent a broad range of companies, colleges and universities, including: IBM, Microsoft, BBN Technologies, Raytheon, Sony Pictures Imageworks, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Siemens Information Systems Bangalore, Stanford University, University of Pennsylvania, University of British Columbia, Georgia Tech, Carnegie Mellon, UCLA, McGill University, Tsinghua University and many more.

Topics for Every Interest

Over 250 lectures are available from nearly 100 different speakers with topics covering Software Engineering, High Performance Computing, Human Computer Interaction, Artificial Intelligence, Gaming, Mobile Computing, and dozens more. Some of our most popular lectures include:

  • Electronic Voting in the 21st Century
  • Software Engineering Best Practices
  • Software Under Siege: Viruses and Worms
  • Spatial Databases and Geographic Information Systems
  • Careers in Computing—How to Prepare and What to Expect

Featured Speaker

Keith Cheverst
Lancaster University

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