To view photos from the 50th Anniversary Celebration Weekend, please visit our Flickr page. If you took your own photos and would like to share them with us, please email 50th@cs.unc.edu.

Videos from the 50th Anniversary Symposium can be viewed on our YouTube page. To see the symposium schedule, click here.

Schedule of Events

Friday, May 1

Rose Terrace at The Carolina Inn (Map to the Rose Terrace)

  • 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. – Socializing

Saturday, May 2

Sitterson Hall

  • 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. – Check-in and coffee

Chapman Hall

  • 9:15 to 9:30 a.m. – Welcome from Department Chair Kevin Jeffay
  • 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. – “What ‘Mobile-First’ Means for the Future of Computer Science” – Marc Levoy

Brooks Building & Sitterson Hall

Brooks Building & Outside

  • 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. – Lunch

Chapman Hall

  • 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. – “Making Invisible Visible” – Ramesh Raskar

Brooks Building & Sitterson Hall

  • 2:15 to 2:30 p.m. – Break
  • 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. – Symposium Talks
  • 4:30 to 4:45 p.m. – Break

Chapman Hall

  • 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. – “How Quantized Should a Digital System Be?” – Ivan Sutherland

Hill Ballroom at The Carolina Inn (Registration for Gala Banquet is Required)

  • 5:45 to 6:15 p.m. – Socializing
  • 6:15 to 7:00 p.m. – “Last Blast” – Fred Brooks
  • 7:00 to 7:15 p.m. – “Retrospective” – Stephen Pizer
  • 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. – Dinner and Dessert (View the Gala Banquet Menu and Children’s Banquet Menu online)
  • 8:30 to 9:00 p.m. – “Some Grand Challenges of the Last 50 Years… Will We Solve Them in the Next 50?” – Mike Reiter
  • 9:00 to 10:00 p.m. – Socializing

Sunday, May 3

Brooks Building Lawn

  • 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. – Light Breakfast and Socializing on the Lawn

Brooks Building & Sitterson Hall

  • 10:00 to 10:30 a.m. – Viewing of 284 Sitterson Hall, planned Stephen M. Pizer Conference Room
  • 10:00 to 12:00 p.m. – Open House with Research Demos

Chapman Hall

  • 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. – “Virtual Reality and UNC: Sutherland, Brooks and Beyond” – Henry Fuchs
  • 12:45 to 12:50 p.m. – Closing Remarks from Kevin Jeffay

Brooks Building and Outside

  • 12:50 to 2:30 p.m. – Carolina BBQ Lunch


Hotel Information

Visit this page for a list of local hotels with whom we have reserved room blocks.

Parking Information

Visit this page for information about parking at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Religious Services

Guests who will be in Chapel Hill throughout the weekend may wish to join religious services in the area. The Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership provides a list of Places of Worship near campus.

Additionally, the Kehillah Synagogue will hold services during the weekend.

Frequently Asked Questions

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