The benefits of SIGCHI membership include: Discounts on sponsored conferences, access to SIGCHI-sponsored content in the ACM Digital Library (DL), free subscription to interactions magazine (6 issues/year), membership networking.
Whether you plan to lead the revolution in human-computer interaction (HCI) or simply observe as it unfolds, your membership in ACM’s Special Interest Group on Human-Computer Interaction (SIGCHI) assures you a front-row seat.
SIGCHI, is the ACM Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction and is a volunteer led organisation. A range of exciting opportunities are open to people interested in volunteering some time to SIGCHI, its conferences or publications.
SIGCHI Local Chapters help the ACM SIGCHI community to promote and advance human-computer interaction locally and around the globe. For the developing parts of the world, Local Chapters often serve as the first front to promote HCI education, research and practice in the region. While each chapter has its own unique approach, the 40 professional and student chapters organize meetings, offer presentations from invited speakers, networking opportunities, discussion forums, job boards, and other special events year-round. Many chapters host their own local conferences and hold contests for HCI students.
Communities are collections of people that are associated with SIGCHI who share a common interest. Communities may be geographic (many local SIGs would want to become a community) or they may be topical (UIST, CSCW, design, games, health care etc.) A community is a collection of people who, by banding together, can speak with a common voice within SIGCHI; can more effectively organize the activities that are of interest to them; and can obtain services that support their activities.
This page describes seven different types of support SIGCHI can offer to members, conferences and student members grouped under: Student Support, Conference Support and Community Support.