The ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems is the premier international conference of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). CHI – pronounced 'kai' – annually brings together researchers and practitioners from all over the world and from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and positionalities, who have as an overarching goal to make the world a better place with interactive digital technologies.

Our assumption at the moment is that 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.

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Equity, Justice, and Access Commitments

Equity, Justice, and Access Commitments

CHI 2022 is committed to creating an equitable, just, and accessible environment that is safe for everyone to conduct their professional meet-ups. Assuming a hybrid event, this accounts for both virtual and in-person parts of CHI 2022. We have dedicated Equity, Justice, and Access teams working independently and collaboratively towards this goal. Christina Harrington and Katta Spiel lead these teams with Anupriya Tuli and Cayley MacArthur serving as assistants to ensure high-level representation within the executive team for CHI 2022. Overall, our guiding ideals are to create a conference experience that is accessible and enjoyable for everyone contributing to and/or attending CHI. Please feel free to contact us at equity@chi2022.acm.org in case you miss any commitments here or have any other feedback. In the remainder of this post, we’ll introduce the individual teams.

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Welcome to CHI 2022

Welcome to CHI 2022

On behalf of our organizing committee, we’d like to welcome you to CHI2022.

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. It’s too early to clearly say what the hybrid experience will look like, but we are committed to making sure all elements are engaging and exciting for participants. 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.