• 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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  • The SIGCHI Development Fund (SDF) is a resource that provides support for the global SIGCHI community to invest in communication, innovation, and expansion around HCI. All SIGCHI members are eligible to apply for funding from the SDF. These proposals for funding must align with one or more of the SIGCHI EC’s Strategic Initiatives. If you […]

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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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  • Hello SIGCHI! You might have noticed already, but if not: we are adding a Medium publication to our communications tools! We see this as an exciting addition, because Medium allows contributors to post (and be acknowledged for) the opinions they voice. Additionally, Medium posts can easily be linked with social media posts, providing a great […]

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  • Earlier this year, the SIGCHI Ops team decided to sunset our native apps for conference programs. As an alternative, we put our efforts into making a progressive web application (PWA) which will allow for faster development time, greater accessibility, and easier maintenance. Being a Papers Co-chair for CSCW2019, I convinced the rest of the organizing […]

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  • OPEN CALL FOR THE SIGCHI OUTSTANDING DISSERTATION AWARDS CHAIR [Apply Here] deadline October 18th, 2019 (Midnight AOE) SIGCHI is looking for nominations for the SIGCHI Outstanding Dissertation Awards chair. Please see here for information on the nomination process: https://sigchi.org/awards/dissertation-award/ For general information on SIGCHI awards, see here https://sigchi.org/awards/. If you are interested in serving in […]

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  • SIGCHI recently created the Global Community Development for Conferences (GCDC) program. It’s upto conference chairs and steering committees to apply to this program but it’s aimed to provide support for researchers and practitioners both from and working/studying in Economically Developing Countries to engage further with conferences. Not all conferees have the scale, reach or community interest to make […]

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  • For those of you who have done it, running a conference is a lot of work. Authors submit via Precision Conference (PCS) and publish in the ACM Digital Library (DL) while chairs organize sessions, make programs for their websites, and recruit volunteers to wrangle data and keep track of every last little change of affiliation, […]

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  • SIGCHI is pleased to announce that Andrew Kun has been appointed interim ACM SIGCHI Vice President for Conferences from Jan 2020. At this time, our current ACM SIGCHI Vice President for Conferences (Aaron Quigley) will step back to focus on his volunteer role as CHI 2021 general chair. Andrew will begin immediately shadowing the current […]

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