Joint Computer Conference
The Joint Computer Conferences were a series of computer conferences in the USA held under various names between 1951 and 1987. The conferences were the venue for presentations and papers representing "cumulative work in the [computer] field."
Originally a semi-annual pair, the Western Joint Computer Conference (WJCC) was held annually in the western United States, and a counterpart, the Eastern Joint Computer Conference (EJCC), was held annually in the eastern US. Both conferences were sponsored by an organization known as the National Joint Computer Committee, composed of the ACM (Association for Computing Machinery), the AIEE (American Institute of Electrical Engineers) Committee on Computing Devices, and the IRE (Institute of Radio Engineers) Professional Group on Electronic Computers:p.47.
In 1962 the American Federation of Information Processing Societies (AFIPS) took over sponsorship and renamed them Fall Joint Computer Conference and Spring Joint Computer Conference.
In 1973 AFIPS merged the two conferences into a single annual National Computer Conference (NCC) which ran until discontinued in 1987.
The 1967 FJCC in Anaheim, California attracted 15,000 attendees. In 1968 in San Francisco, California Douglas Engelbart presented "The Mother of All Demos" presenting such then-new technologies as the computer mouse, video conferencing, teleconferencing, and hypertext.
Eastern Joint Computer Conference
|1951||Philadelphia, PA||December 10-12|
|1952||New York, NY||December 10-12|
|1953||Washington, DC||December 8-10|
|1954||Philadelphia, PA||December 10-12|
|1955||Boston, MA||November 7-9|
|1956||New York, NY||December 10-12|
|1957||Washington, DC||December 9-13|
|1958||Philadelphia, PA||December 3-5|
|1959||Boston, MA||December 1-3|
|1960||New York, NY||December 13-15|
|1961||Washington, DC||December 12-14|
Western Joint Computer Conference
|1953||Los Angeles, CA||February 1-6|
|1954||Los Angeles, CA||February 11-12|
|1955||Los Angeles, CA||March 1-3|
|1956||San Francisco, CA||February 7-9|
|1957||Los Angeles, CA||February 26-28|
|1958||Los Angeles, CA||May 6-8|
|1959||San Francisco, CA||March 3-5|
|1960||San Francisco, CA||May 3-5|
|1961||Los Angeles, CA||May 9-11|
Spring Joint Computer Conference
|1962||San Francisco. CA||May 1-3||Exception to East Coast siting, FJCC was on East Coast.
Compatible Time-Sharing System (CTSS)
|1963||Detroit, MI||May 21-23|
|1964||Washington, DC||April 21-23|
|1966||Boston, MA||April 26-28|
|1967||Atlantic City, NJ||April 18-20|
|1968||Atlantic City, NJ||April 30-May 2|
|1969||Boston, MA||May 14-16|
|1970||Atlantic City, NJ||May 5-7|
|1971||Atlantic City, NJ||May 18-20|
|1972||Atlantic City, NJ||May 16-18|
Fall Joint Computer Conference
|1962||Philadelphia, PA||December 4–6||Exception to West Coast siting, SJCC was on West Coast.|
|1963||Las Vegas, NV||November 12–14|
|1964||San Francisco, CA||October 27–29||General Motors DAC-1 CAD system|
|1965||Las Vegas, NV||November 30-December 1||Multics Operating System|
|1966||San Francisco, CA||November 7–10|
|1967||Anaheim, CA||November 14–16|
|1968||San Francisco, CA||December 9–11||XPL, "The Mother of All Demos"|
|1969||Las Vegas, NV||November 18–20|
|1970||Houston, TX||November 17–19|
|1971||Las Vegas, NV||November 16–18|
|1972||Anaheim, CA||December 5–17|
National Computer Conference
|1973||New York, NY||June 4-8|
|1974||Chicago, IL||May 6-10|
|1975||Anaheim, CA||May 19-22|
|1976||New York, NY||June 7-10|
|1977||Dallas, TX||June 13-16|
|1978||Anaheim, CA||June 5-8|
|1979||New York, NY||June 4-7|
|1980||Anaheim, CA||May 19-22|
|1981||Chicago, IL||May 4-7||Xerox Star|
|1982||Houston, TX||June 7-10|
|1983||Anaheim, CA||May 16-19|
|1984||Las Vegas, NV||July 9-12|
|1985||Chicago, IL||July 15-18|
|1986||Dallas, TX||November 2-6|
|1987||Chicago, IL||June 15-18|
- "Five Years Ago, Nov.24, 1971". Computerworld. November 15, 1976. Retrieved Feb 2, 2013.
- "Fall Joint Computer Conference Expected to Draw Record Crowds". Computerworld. Dec 11, 1968. Retrieved Feb 2, 2013.
- Kent, Allen; Lancour, Harold (1969). Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science: Volume 2 - Association. CRC Press.
- "AFIPS Conference Dates". Retrieved Feb 2, 2013.
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