About Helena Mentis

Helena Mentis has created 9 entries.

Entries By Helena Mentis
  • We apologize to the R.A.C.E. team for their volunteering experience with SIGCHI. Their post serves as a reminder that we must be purposeful in our anti-racist stance, as well as reflect on the power structures that exist within our institutions that disadvantage minority voices. We will strive to recognize and support the work of every […]

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  • The coronavirus and the related COVID-19 disease are unmistakably affecting the world right now, and SIGCHI is no exception. In the past weeks we have seen IUI, HRI, and most recently CHI have to cancel their annual meetings. These were not easy decisions for the conference chairs and steering committees and I commend all involved […]

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  • The following email was sent out to all SIGCHI members on December 31, 2019. —— Greetings SIGCHI members, As the new year is upon us, I wanted to send my best wishes to our SIGCHI members and recap the great year we have had. We are about halfway through this EC’s tenure and I want […]

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  • Some of you may not be aware of the efforts ACM’s SIGPLAN have done in the area of conferences and climate change. If not, you should check out their Resources Page and most importantly know that, because of SIGPLAN’s work, the ACM now supports conference registrants making a Carbon Offset contribution at time of registration. […]

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  • Adjunct Chair for Volunteer Development SIGCHI is a reliant on the mass of dedicated and motivated volunteers. These volunteers include the reviewers of our papers, the conference organizers, the SIGCHI leadership team and all of its committees, and even the people who serve on ACM committees representing the SIGCHI community’s interests. Over the years, the […]

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  • The following email was sent out to all SIGCHI members on December 31, 2018. —— Greetings SIGCHI members, As the new year is upon us, I wanted to send my best wishes to our SIGCHI members and recap the great year we have had. It was a big year for changes. You elected a new […]

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  • In July 2018 a new set of elected SIGCHI EC members began their term. As outlined in a prior blog post, a strong value for this EC is to be Open. This refers to both having public processes as well as reporting on decision-making to the SIGCHI community. This post explains how we are doing the […]

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  • As previously posted here, the new SIGCHI EC wanted to identify the strategic initiatives to be the focus of our work for the next three years. We began this process by distributing a call in early July 2018 to the SIGCHI community to provide Grand Challenges for the new SIGCHI EC to address. There were […]

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  • With the start of any new SIGCHI Executive Committee (EC), it is healthy to assess the state of the organization and lay out a plan moving forward for the new term. Thus, at the start of the July 2018 meeting of the new SIGCHI EC, the new President, Helena Mentis, led the EC in reflecting […]

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