Our new initiative, the CSUS Fund, is now open for applications!
The CSUS Fund is intended to financially support undergraduate students in academic enrichment and/or professional development conferences. We particularly encourage applicants from underrepresented minorities to take advantage of these opportunities. A list of conferences we’ve curated for you to get some inspiration is below.
Undergraduate student in a Computer Science program pursuing a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Arts and Science, or Bachelor of Science
Applicants can receive a maximum of $500 per conference
ACM’s Special Interest Group Conferences || all year, everywhere
Look at this calendar for over 170 conferences throughout the calendar year.
These events span a host of technologies that drive the dynamic computing discipline. They include Artificial Intelligence, Computing Applications, Digital Content, Computer Science Education, Hardware Design, Interaction, Networking, Software, Operations and Management, Performance, Theory and more.
ACM SIG events range in size from conferences with tens of thousands of attendees to small workshops.
Conferences typically incorporate invited lectures, paper and poster sessions, and panel sessions with prominent international experts and scholars.
Many also feature product exhibitions, job fairs, tutorials, and student research competitions that generate networking opportunities for all attendees.
Beyond The Code || September, Toronto
One day conference
Conference focused on diversifying the technology industry
For all levels, very cool speakers active in the inclusivity space
Two students attended in 2016
Focused on increasing underrepresented minorities in CS fields
Sample schedule here: 2016 schedule
Undergraduate Research Opportunities Conferences || September, Waterloo
Several students attend every year
Research workshop event, focused on academia and grad school
Mixers and panels, research samplers, mini projects, and sharing your own work
Start @ A Startup || October, NYC
Entrepreneurship-focused conference to connect college students and top start-ups
Small conference (sponsored by Business Today and Sequoia, a top venture capital firm) so you’ll have a lot of one-on-one time in the conversation circles and after keynotes
High profile start-ups and speakers
Lesbians Who Tech || variable, NYC and San Francisco
One student attended in 2016
High-profile speakers such as the CTO of the US, sample schedule here
TED-style talks, roundtables, mixers, panels, hackathon, career fair
Web Unleashed || October, Toronto
Focus on front-end development
Makeup is mostly industry attendees
Four tracks, mostly presentations/talks, some informal sessions in the evening
Four students attended in 2015, five attended in 2016
15,000 attendees in 2016, focus is increasing women representation in computing
Talks, academic posters, mentoring sessions, high-profile keynotes: sample 2016 schedule here
Very industry-focused, lots of speakers from large companies
Career fair has over 300 employers who conduct interviews at the conference
Cool “after hours” events, sample 2016 schedule here
Many companies have scholarships for this conference: see resource list here
WINE2016: The 12th Conference on Web and Internet Economics || December, Montreal
The Conference on Web and Internet Economics (WINE) is an interdisciplinary forum for the exchange of ideas and results on incentives and computation arising from these various fields.
Talks in theoretical computer science, artificial intelligence, and microeconomics. These problems are of particular importance in application areas like the Web and the Internet that involve large and diverse populations.
Canadian University Software Engineering Conference || January, Montreal
CSUS sponsors students to attend every year
Tech talks and breakout sessions, speakers include McGill alum/professors
They do a great job of choosing very different, interesting speakers
Career fair and “after hours” events as well
Organized by the Innovative Research Publication
5th to 6th June 2017 at the University of Quebec at Montreal in Montreal, Canada
The conference will cover areas like Algorithms and techniques, artificial intelligence, circuit implementation for fuzzy systems, circuit modelling and scientific computing, component based development and many more.