• 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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  • 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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