CHI2022 will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana – and barring major changes in the direction of the pandemic we anticipate meeting in-person. More accurately, we will be having a hybrid conference, where some elements will be online, and some will be in-person. Tentatively, CHI 2022 will be structured in two phases: (1) a 2-day Web-Exclusive phase occurring on April 13–14, followed by (2) a Hybrid-Onsite phase from April 30–May 6 in New Orleans, LA.
Our phrase has been “no second-class experiences” no matter the mode you attend CHI. We understand that while many are anxious to get back to in-person meetings, many need online experiences in order to equitably experience the conference. Between traditional cost barriers, concerns about sustainability, and uneven pandemic recovery, we know that we need to be able to deliver a first-class online CHI experience.
Our slogan for CHI2022 is “Cultivating Communities”. One of the many lessons we’ve learned over the pandemic is how difficult it is to maintain and build our communities in a mediated context. We’ve also seen in the past year how communities can be unjust for some members. We approach “cultivating community” with the idea that we have to be purposeful in building just communities that reflect the goals and needs of everyone in the HCI space. We know that CHI is a network of communities as well, and that building connections between them and the people in them requires communication work. We hope you do that work with us.
The annual ACM (Association of Computing Machinery) CHI (Computer Human Interaction) conference is typically organized by hundreds of volunteers, including an organizing committee of track and venue chairs, sub-committee chairs and associate chairs for the papers program, student volunteers, jury members, reviewers and many more. The ACM CHI Steering Committee is responsible for overseeing the running of the ACM CHI Conference series. The CHI conference is hosted by ACM SIGCHI, the Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction which is managed by the SIGCHI Executive Committee. SIGCHI is one of many Special Interest Groups of the ACM, and by sponsoring CHI the ACM takes on the financial risk and the legal responsibility for the conference.
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