Fellow Awards

Honoring the Past. Inspiring the Future.

The CHM Fellow Awards Program honors distinguished technology pioneers—unsung heroes and luminaries—for their outstanding merits and significant contributions to the advancement of computing and the evolution of the digital age. This prestigious program is supported with collecting, education, research, and media efforts that reflect the seminal work of each Fellow and preserves their stories for future generations. Fellows are selected annually through a public nomination process and honored at an exclusive gala ceremony.

2020 Fellow Awards Announcement

Coming October 2020!

CHM is proud to honor its 2020 Fellow Award Honorees in its first-ever virtual Fellow Awards Season. We will celebrate this year’s Fellows in an inaugural four-part series of intimate conversations, digital stories, interactive activities, and inspirational conversations featuring speakers from each Fellows field of work. 

Honorees will be announced this October. Mark your calendars!




Fellow Nominations

Fellow nominations are open to the public and reflect a diverse range of viewpoints and areas of computing. Final selection is made by a panel of historians, researchers, industry leaders, CHM staff, and past Fellow Award honorees.

Selection Criteria and Process

This public nomination process helps CHM to identify qualified candidates who best fit the selection criteria. By drawing on the cumulative industry knowledge of our community, the written nomination process helps to document and enrich our understanding of candidates’ contributions.

Review our selection criteria and process.



Event sponsors enjoy an elite and powerful opportunity to take their place among other industry leaders, to communicate with a renowned and influential audience, and to show their support of the honorees at CHM, the premier institution that preserves and interprets the pivotal objects and stories of the computing revolution.

Contact us to learn more about sponsorship opportunities for our Fellow Awards Program.

Fellow Awards: A CHM Tradition


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