• In January of 2019, I stepped into the volunteer role of ACM SIGCHI VP of Operations. I must confess, I didn’t know what operations did exactly but I was told it was to run the technologies for the SIG and that my 15+ years of industry research experience would help transform the volunteer role. Ops […]

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  • Every year, the SIGCHI Executive Committee and the CHI Steering Committee hold a Town Hall event at the CHI conference to share updates from our organization and to field questions from the community. With the disruption in the physical conference this year, committees have made videos with updates you can watch. We also solicited questions […]

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  • 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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  • It’s been tough this social distancing and working from home. If you’re like me, it’s also tough not traveling, seeing friends, and attending events. Many of the talks, workshops, and conferences we’ve been planning to attend had cancellations. When HRI 2020 (Human Robot Interaction) was cancelled, we decided to spring into action to help connect […]

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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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  • This blog post is about some of the key issues facing both the CHI conference in specific, and the SIGCHI community overall. The questions came from the townhall at CHI2019. Traditionally, the townhall has been more related to SIGCHI business, but naturally people have many questions about the conference as well. This post is coming […]

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  • SIGCHI is very pleased to announce its 2020 Award Recipients. SIGCHI Lifetime Research Award: Susan Dumais – Microsoft Research Labs (U.S.) SIGCHI Lifetime Practice Award: David Canfield Smith – Retired (U.S.) SIGCHI Lifetime Service Award: Gilbert Cockton – University of Sunderland (UK) Catherine Plaisant – University of Maryland (U.S.) SIGCHI Social Impact Award: Ronald Baecker – […]

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  • A recent post laid out the details of the SIGCHI Development Fund, explaining the types of projects it is meant for, and listing some examples of what has been funded in the past. As we make efforts to expand these initiatives and their coverage, we are putting together a committee that is responsible for evaluating […]

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  • tldr; Publishing has material costs, and understanding the economics of non-profit publishing is important for meaningful discussions about open access Scholarly societies are non-profit organisations that sustain important community activities by reinvesting revenue from various sources, including publishing If we want universal gold open access, we need to explore other economic models or reduce community […]

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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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