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  • The 2020 SIGCHI Chapter Website Competition is the first website competition for ACM SIGCHI local chapters, both professionals and students. This competition was held to serve as a recognition for SIGCHI chapters who are nurturing their website to curate their journey and fulfil their mission to serve the community. This year we received submissions from […]

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  • In line with the SIGCHI Executive Committee’s commitment to listen, reflect, act, and represent, we are creating channels to better listen (and respond) to concerns and questions from SIGCHI members. Members of the SIGCHI EC are organizing virtual AMAs (Ask-Me-Anything sessions) for inviting inputs and feedback on matters they oversee. Each AMA will be attended by two EC members. You can raise concerns or questions […]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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