Local SIGCHI Chapters

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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. SIGCHI Local Chapters are unique in building bridges between academics, practitioners and students in the field of HCI.

In 2018-2019, 14 new SIGCHI local chapters were established, in 11 countries in the Global South, of which 15 chapters in Asia, 2 in Africa, and 6 in Latin America. Overall, there are 58 SIGCHI local chapters that consists of 49 Professional Chapters and 9 Student Chapters on 6 continents in 36 different countries, impacting over 4,000 chapter members. The geographical coverage of SIGCHI chapters is greater than ever.

While each chapter has its own unique approach, the professional and student chapters organize conferences, symposiums, meetings, seminars, summer schools, book clubs, networking opportunities, discussion forums, job boards, community outreach, design challenges and other special events year-round. Many chapters host their own local conferences and hold contests for HCI students.

Contact

Eunice Sari
SIGCHI Vice President for Local Chapters 
sigchi-vp-chapters@acm.org

How To Start a Chapter

If you need help in starting or re-starting a chapter and for other questions about SIGCHI local chapters, contact the SIGCHI VP for Local Chapters.

How-To-Start [pdf]
How to Start a Professional SIGCHI Chapter
How to Start a Student SIGCHI Chapter

How To Run a Chapter

ACM SIGCHI Chapter-in-a-Box contains the resources required for organizing and maintaining an ACM chapter. This compilation of materials and practices includes advice about recruiting members, ideas for activities, how-tos for running meetings and conferences, and much more.

SIGCHI Local Chapters

Below is a listing of SIGCHI Local Chapters worldwide.

To update your Local SIGCHI Chapter information, please send a message to ACM and SIGCHI representatives containing the information to be updated.

Africa

Namibia
Windhoek ACM SIGCHI, Windhoek. Chartered Chapter. Contact: apeters at nust.na
South Africa
Protea ACM SIGCHI, Cape Town. Chartered Chapter. Contact: mdensmore at cs.uct.ac.za

Asia

Bangladesh
SIGCHI Dhaka, Dhaka. Chartered Chapter. Contact: bhuiyan_moin at hotmail.com
China
SIGCHI China. Chartered Chapter. Contact: acm.sigchi.china.chapter at iel.iscas.ac.cn
India
NID Bangalore ACM SIGCHI Chapter, Bangalore. Chartered Chapter. Contact: hardik_c at nid.edu
Srishti Institute ACM SIGCHI Student Chapter, Bangalore. Chartered Student Chapter. Contact: shristi.acm at gmail.com
SRMIST ACM SIGCHI Student Chapter, Chennai. Chartered Student Chapter. Contact: namanmaheshwari_ra at srmuniv.edu.in
Indonesia
Indonesia ACM SIGCHI, Jakarta. Chartered Chapter. Contact: yohannes at chiuxid.org
Japan
Japan ACM SIGCHI Chapter, Sendai. Chartered Chapter. Contact: chairs at sigchi.jp
Korea
SIGCHI Korea, Seoul. Chartered Chapter. Contact: admin at hcikorea.org
Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur ACM SIGCHI Chapter, Skudai. Chartered Chapter. Contact: masitah at utm.my
Manila
Manila ACM SIGCHI Chapter, Manila. Chartered Chapter. Contact: briane.samson at dlsu.edu.ph
Pakistan
Lahore ACM SIGCHI Chapter, Lahore. Chartered Chapter. Contact: suleman.shahid at lums.edu.pk
Taiwan
Taipei ACM SIGCHI Chapter, Taipei.Chartered Chapter. Contact: kuanwenchen at ntu.edu.tw
Thailand
Bangkok ACM SIGCHI Chapter, Bangkok. Chartered Chapter. Contact: thippaya.c at it.kmutnb.ac.th

Europe

Bled
Bled ACM SIGCHI Chapter, Bled. Chartered Chapter. Contact: klen.copic at gmail.com
Cyprus
Cyprus SIGCHI, Cyprus. Chartered Chapter. Contact: jahna.otterbacher at gmail.com
Estonia
Estonian SIGCHI Professional Chapter of ACM, Tallinn. CharteredChapter. Contact: David Lamas.
Finland
SIGCHI Finland, Oulu. Chartered Chapter. Contact: pj at sigchi.fi
Toulouse
Toulouse SIGCHI, Toulouse. Chartered Chapter. Contact: SIGCHI-Tolouse-officers at listserv.acm.org
Paris
SIGCHI Paris, Paris. Chartered Chapter. Contact: sigchi.paris at gmail.com
Germany
German ACM SIGCHI Chapter, Munich. Chartered Chapter. Contact: michael.koch at unibw.de
Greece
Greek ACM SIGCHI Chapter (GrCHI), Athens. Chartered Chapter. Contact: maria at makebelieve.gr
Ireland
Ireland ACM SIGCHI, Dublin. Chartered Chapter. Contact: gavin.doherty at cs.tcd.ie
Italy
Italian ACM SIGCHI Chapter, Milano, Italy. Chartered Chapter. Contact: zmaristella.matera@polimi.it
Poland
CHI Poland (CHI Polska), Warsaw. Chartered Chapter. Contact: info at hci.org.pl
Romania
Romania ACM SIGCHI Chapter, Bucharest. Chartered Chapter. Contact: pribeanu at ici.ro
Spain
Spain ACM SIGCHI, San Mateo. Chartered Chapter. Contact: Victor.Penichet at uclm.es
Switzerland
Swiss ACM SIGCHI Chapter (SwissCHI), Zürich. Chartered Chapter. Contact: hamed.alavi@unifr.ch
UK
UK ACM SIGCHI, Newcastle. Chartered Chapter. Contact: john.c.vines at gmail.com
Yerevan
Yerevan ACM SIGCHI Chapter, Yerevan. Chartered Chapter. Contact: arman.arakelyan at aua.am

Latin America

Brazil
Brazil CHI, Ceara. Chartered Chapter. Contact: sigchi.brazil at gmail.com
Cafeteros
Cafeteros ACM SIGCHI Chapter, Cali. Chartered Chapter. Contact: yenny.mendes at unad.edu.co
Chile
Santiago ACM SIGCHI, Macul City. Chartered Chapter. Contact: santiago.chile.sigchi at gmail.com
Valparaíso ACM SIGCHI,Valparaíso City. Chartered Chapter. Contact: daniela.quinones at pucv.cl
Ecuador
Quito ACM SIGCHI Chapter, Quito City. Chartered Chapter. Contact: jorge.perez.medina at udla.edu.ec
Guatemala
Guatemala City ACM SIGCHI Chapter, Guatemala City. Chartered Chapter. Contact: litomd at gmail.com
Mexico
Mexico ACM SIGCHI, Mexico City. Chartered Chapter. Contact: luis.adrian at gmail.com

Middle East

Egypt
Cairo ACM SIGCHI Chapter, Cairo. Chartered Chapter. Contact: cairo.acm.sigchi.chapter at gmail.com
Iran
Iran ACM SIGCHI, Tehran. Chartered Chapter. Contact: k_bazargan at sbu.ac.ir,
Israel
IsraHCI, Tel Aviv. Chartered Chapter. Contact: info at israhci.org
Kuwait
Kuwait City ACM SIGCHI Chapter, Safat. Chartered Chapter. Contact: dari.alhuwail at ku.edu.kw
Saudi Arabia
KACST ACM SIGCHI Chapter, Riyadh. Chartered Chapter. Contact: areej at mit.edu
Riyadh ACM SIGCHI Chapter, Riyadh. Chartered Chapter. Contact: aseel.alhadlaq at gmail.com

North America

California
BayCHI, San Fransisco Bay Area. Chartered Chapter. Contact: chair at baychi.org
Canada
Ottawa ACM SIGCHI Chapter, Ottawa. Chartered Chapter. Contact: mike at neoinsight.com
Drexel University
Drexel University ACM SIGCHI Student Chapter. Chartered Student Chapter. Contact: sj532 at drexel.edu
Iowa
CHI ISU, Iowa State University. Chartered Student Chapter. Contact: gilbert at iastate.edu
Massachusetts
BostonCHI, Greater Boston. Chartered Chapter. Contact: chair at bostonchi.org
Michigan
University of Michigan ACM Student SIGCHI, Ann Arbor. Chartered Student Chapter. Contact: sochi-officers at umich.edu
Oregon
CHIFOO, Portland. Chartered Chapter. Contact: secretary at chifoo.org
Pennsylvania
PhillyCHI, Philadelphia. Chartered Chapter. Contact: phillychi at gmail.com
Texas
Abilene Christian University ACM SIGCHI Student Chapter, Abilene. Chartered Student Chapter. Contact: sigchi at acu.edu
Texas A&M University ACM SIGCHI Student Chapter, College Station. Chartered Student Chapter. Contact: tamusigchi at gmail.com
Twin Cities
Twin Cities ACM SIGCHI Chapter, Minneapolis. Chartered Chapter. Contact: annaprisacari at gmail.com
Utah
NUCHI, Provo. Chartered Chapter. Contact: Wendy.Sudar at imail.org
Virginia
GMU SIGCHI, Fairfax. Chartered Student Chapter. Contact: cforough at gmu.edu
Washington
Puget Sound SIGCHI, Bellevue. Chartered Chapter. Contact: pssigchi at gmail.com

Oceania

Melbourne
Melbourne ACM SIGCHI Chapter, Port Melbourne. Chartered Chapter. Contact: tilman.dingler at unimelb.edu.au
New Zealand
SIGCHI_NZ, Palmerston Nth. Chartered Chapter. Contact: sallyjo at cs.waikato.ac.nz
Western Australia
Western Australia ACM SIGCHI Chapter (WACHI), Perth. Chartered Chapter. Contact: artur.lugmayr at artur-lugmayr.com

Chapters Columns in the Interactions magazine’s Community Square 

Roussou, M., Avouris, N., Lepouras, G. & Kujala, T. (2018). GrCHI: Human-computer interaction set in rich heritage. Interactions, 25(4).

PhillyCHI Board (2018). Reflections on Community Growth in Philadelphia. Interactions, 25(2).

Santana-Mancilla, P., Castro, L.,  Tentori, M., Rocha, M.M., Rodríguez, M. & Kujala, T. (2017). CHI-Mexico: Ten Years of the Mexican Conference on Human-Computer Interaction. Interactions, 24(6).

Peters, A., Winschiers-Theophilus, H. & Kujala, T. (2017). HCI out of Namibia. Interactions, 24(4).

Sari, E., Tedjasaputra, A., & Kujala, T. (2017). Update from Southeast Asia – CHIUXID 2017. Interactions, 24(2).

Furtado, E.S., Conte, T., Barbosa, S.D.J., Melo, P., Maciel, C., de Souza, C.R.B. & Kujala T. (2016). Evangelizing HCI research and practice in Brazil. Interactions, 23(6).

Doherty, G. & Kujala, T. (2016). European Chapter Initiative: More HCI speakers in the Distinguished Speakers Program. Interactions, 23(4).

Bazargan, K. & Kujala, T. (2016). SIGCHI’s Iran Chapter: Empowering Local HCI to Create a Better Shared Sociotechnical Future. Interactions, 23(2).

Lamas, D., Zaphiris, P, Law, E. & Kujala, T. (2015). HCI Summer School in Tallinn. Interactions, 22(4).

Sari, E., Tedjasaputra, A.  & Kujala, T. (2015). Growing Together with Indonesian SIGCHI. Interactions, 22(2).

Lee, G., Lee, H., Lim, Y., Lee, U. & Kujala, T. (2014). HCI Korea and the SIGCHI Korea Chapter. Interactions, 21(6).

Kujala, T. (2014). SIGCHI Local Chapters in 2014. Interactions, 21(4).

Szostek, A. & Kujala, T. (2014). CHI Poland – A Network of Local Chapters. Interactions, 21(2).

Prates, R.O., Barbosa, S., da Silveira, M.S., de Souza, C.S., Baranauskas,C. et al. (2013). HCI Community in Brazil – Sweet 16! Interactions, 20(6).

Williams, S., Jacobson, F., Frisberg, N., T Kujala, T. (2013). BayCHI: Serving the Bay Area CHI Community for Over 20 Years. Interactions, 20(4).

Kujala, T. & Häkkilä, J. (2013). User Experiences From the Land of a Thousand Lakes. Interactions, 20(2).

Contact sigchi-vp-chapters at acm.org if you are interested in writing a column on your Chapter (three columns per year).

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