Become or Nominate a Speaker

Thank you for your interest in the nominating yourself or a colleague as an ACM Distinguished Speaker. ACM's Distinguished Speakers Program Committee votes on the acceptability of all nominated speakers. Each DSP Committee member will review the nominee’s submission (CV, lecture history etc.)  and decide on the acceptability of the nominee. Nominees must provide the committee with their CV as well as answers to the following questions via the online nomination form:

  • Number of recent (within the last 3 years) talks/speeches/short courses/presentations that you have made. Please provide the titles and topics of these presentations, as well as the approximate audience size.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience (either in academia or industry or a combination of both).

Nominations will be sent to committee members on an ongoing basis, and decisions usually take no longer than two weeks. For more informaiton, please visit our ACM Speakers Policies webpage.

Code of Conduct for ACM Distinguished Speakers

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 organisation. 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.

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