This undergraduate conference is dedicated to the development of community and diversity. it was initiated by holmes and giles as part of the Empowering Leadership Alliance (ELA, www.empoweringleadership.org) in collaboration with Tim Hickey and the committee of New England Computer Science Chairs. we recognized that in order to support increased racial and gender diversity within computing, we needed to create an inclusive computing community. the symposium invites undergraduate students of all years to submit projects of work in a computing discipline: digital media, computational biology, e-textiles, games, 3-D virtual worlds, databases and languages. building computing disciplines as inclusive communities of research and practice is a significant form of socio-cultural performance. come and join us.