Consistent with the goals of the DSP as an outreach program, participation in the DSP is intended to provide value to the computing community, and further the goals of the ACM as a scientific and professional organization. It is not intended as an individual recognition program. As such, participation in the ACM Distinguished Speaker Program is at the discretion of ACM.
DSP speakers are governed by the ACM Code of ethics and ACM's Policy Against Harassment. Serious violations of professional ethics by speakers, including acts of academic and professional misconduct, may result in a speaker being removed from the roster of DSP speakers.
The ACM policy on harassment applies to all ACM activities, including talks by Distinguished Speakers. Please note, that as per this policy, the ACM reserves the right to take any action ACM deems appropriate. ACM reserves the right to prohibit an individual from participating in future ACM activities, and excluding an individual from ACM leadership positions, both of which apply to speakers on the ACM Distinguished Speaker Program.
Please complete all fields. Speakers are required to have at least five years of experience in industry or academic (or a combination of both). The information on this form will be sent to the ACM Distinguished Speakers Program Committee for their approval. You will hear from ACM Headquarters within four weeks.
If accepted, your ACM Speaker term will be for three years.
If you have any questions about this process, please contact the ACM Speakers Program at firstname.lastname@example.org.