Local SIGCHI Chapters

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.

There are SIGCHI Local Chapters on 6 continents, in over 30 countries, impacting over 4,000 chapter members. 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.


SIGCHI Vice President for Local Chapters, Tuomo Kujala, sigchi-vp-chapters@acm.org.

How To Start

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.

Start a Professional SIGCHI Chapter – ACM Online Chapter Formation (How-To-Start [pdf])
Start a Student Local SIGCHI Chapter (How-To-Start [pdf])

How To Run

ACM’s 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.

Chapters Columns in the Interactions magazine’s Community Square

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).

SIGCHI Local Chapters Index

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.

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Upcoming SIGCHI conferences near your Chapter.

Find a chapter near you:
Africa, Americas (outside USA), Asia/Pacific, Europe, United States.


Wananchi, Nairobi. Chartered Chapter. Contact: kagonya at kagonya.net, Kagonya Awori
Windhoek ACM SIGCHI, Windhoek. Chartered Chapter. Contact: apeters at nust.na, Anicia Peters

Americas (outside USA)

Brazil CHI, Ceara. Chartered Chapter. Contact: sigchi.brazil at gmail.com
Mexico ACM SIGCHI, Mexico City. Chartered Chapter.  Contact: luis.adrian at gmail.com

Asia / Pacific

SIGCHI Dhaka. Chartered Chapter.Contact: bhuiyan [underscore] moin at hotmail.com
SIGCHI China. Chartered Chapter.Contact: acm.sigchi.china.chapter at iel.iscas.ac.cn
Indonesia ACM SIGCHI, Semarang. Chartered Chapter. Contact: chiuxindo at gmail.com
Iran ACM SIGCHI, Tehran. Chartered Chapter. Contact: k_bazargan at sbu.ac.ir, Dr. Kaveh Bazargan
IsraHCI, Tel Aviv. Chartered Chapter. Contact: info at israhci.org
Japan ACM SIGCHI Chapter, Sendai. Chartered Chapter. Contact: chairs at sigchi.jp
SIGCHI Korea, Seoul. Chartered Chapter. Contact: admin at hcikorea.org
Kuala Lumpur ACM SIGCHI Chapter, Skudai. Chartered Chapter. Contact: masitah at utm.my
New Zealand
SIGCHI_NZ, Palmerston Nth. Chartered Chapter. Contact: sallyjo at cs.waikato.ac.nz
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
Taipei ACM SIGCHI Chapter, Taipei.Chartered Chapter. Contact: kuanwenchen at ntu.edu.tw
Bangkok ACM SIGCHI Chapter, Bangkok. Chartered Chapter. Contact: thippaya.c at it.kmutnb.ac.th


Cyprus SIGCHI, Cyprus. Chartered Chapter. Contact: jahna.otterbacher at gmail.com
Estonian SIGCHI Professional Chapter of ACM, Tallinn. CharteredChapter. Contact: David Lamas.
SIGCHI Finland, Sonera. Chartered Chapter. Contact: pj at sigchi.fi
Toulouse SIGCHI, Toulouse. Chartered Chapter. Contact: SIGCHI-Tolouse-officers at listserv.acm.org
SIGCHI Paris. Chartered Chapter. Contact: sigchi.paris at gmail.com
German ACM SIGCHI Chapter, Stuttgart. Chartered Chapter. Contact: germansigchi at hcilab.org
Greek ACM SIGCHI Chapter (GrCHI), Athens. Chartered Chapter. Contact: maria at makebelieve.gr
Ireland ACM SIGCHI, Dublin. Chartered Chapter. Contact: gavin.doherty at cs.tcd.ie
SIGCHI Italy, Povo, Trento. Chartered Chapter. Contact: zancana@fbk.eu or Massimo Zancanaro.
CHI Poland (CHI Polska), Warsaw. Chartered Chapter. Contact: info at hci.org.pl
RoCHI, Bucuresti. Chartered Chapter. Contact: pribeanu at ici.ro
Spain ACM SIGCHI, San Mateo. Chartered Chapter. Contact: Victor.Penichet at uclm.es
SwissCHI, Zürich. Chartered Chapter. Contact: Dr. Daniel Felix, felix at easy-to-use.ch
UK ACM SIGCHI, Newcastle. Chartered Chapter. Contact: john.c.vines at gmail.com

United States

BayCHI, San Fransisco Bay Area. Chartered Chapter. Contact: chair at baychi.org
CHI ISU, Iowa State University. Chartered Student Chapter. Contact: gilbert at iastate.edu
BostonCHI, Greater Boston. Chartered Chapter. Contact: chair at bostonchi.org
University of Michigan ACM Student SIGCHI, Ann Arbor. Chartered Student Chapter. Contact: sochi-officers at umich.edu
CHIFOO, Portland. Chartered Chapter. Contact: secretary at chifoo.org
PhillyCHI, Philadelphia. Chartered Chapter. Contact: phillychi at gmail.com
NUCHI, Provo. Chartered Chapter. Contact: Wendy.Sudar at imail.org
GMU SIGCHI, Fairfax. Chartered Student Chapter. Contact: cforough at gmu.edu
Puget Sound SIGCHI, Bellevue. Chartered Chapter. Contact: pssigchi at gmail.com
University of Washington ACM SIGCHI, Seattle. Chartered Chapter. Contact: sefox at uw.edu

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