Global Plaza

Global Plaza

A CHI 2022 Global Inclusion & Equity Initiative

An ACM SIGCHI Sponsored event

Global Plaza is a meeting place for CHI researchers worldwide to come together during CHI 2022.


The goals of Global Plaza are to foster global inclusion and equity and decrease barriers to collaboration among CHI communities worldwide. Global Plaza will offer the opportunity to SIGCHI chapters to come together, showcase their activities, and interact with CHI attendants.


The Global Plaza is a meeting place for CHI chapters worldwide to showcase their activities, research, researchers, and discuss diverse ideas. We hope you will make meaningful connections through your participation in the Global Plaza.


Hybrid: We invite all SIGCHI chapters interested in connecting with others across the world and discovering potential collaborations.


We encourage SIGCHI chapter members from all across the world with interest in exchanging ideas and knowledge with other chapters to participate in the Global Plaza initiative.

If you are interested in being part of Global Plaza, we kindly ask you to fill out this form: Your responses will allow us to group you based on your timezone and explore funding options to support your attendance at the conference and the Global Plaza event.

Please submit your responses to the form by Friday, April 2nd, 2022. In case of any questions, please feel free to email us at We will provide more details about the formation of the groups in each session, time slots, and schedule on April 10, 2022.


Session 1 (Monday, 12:30- 13:30 CST) Virtual:

  • Douglas Zytko (USA)
  • Foster Addo Yeboah (Ghana)
  • Garrett Smith (USA)
  • George Yeboah (Ghana)
  • Jossette Riep (USA)
  • Nivedita Noronha (UAE)
  • Silvia Fajardo (Mexico)
  • Suleman Mahmoud Junior (Ghana)
  • Yohannes Kurniawan (Indonesia)

Session 2 (Tuesday, 07:30-08:30 CST) Virtual:

  • Adriana Navarro-Sainz (Mexico / USA)
  • Asra Sakeen Wani (India)
  • Gautami Tripathi (India)
  • Jasmeet Kaur (India)
  • Juliana Aida Abu Bakar (Malaysia)
  • Lumpapun Punchoojit (Thailand)
  • Min Lee (Singapore)
  • Naomi Yamashita (Japan)
  • Samangi Wadinambi (Sri Lanka)
  • Sarah Dsane (Ghana)
  • Victoria Khanouf (Syria)
  • Yohannes Kurniawan (Indonesia)
  • Eiad Yafi (GP organizer)

Session 3 (Tuesday, 13:00-14:00, Spanish Language Session) Virtual:

  • Alexandra Vega (Colombia)
  • Andres Manuel Anguiano (México)
  • Daniel Jossu Romero (Mexico)
  • David Garcia (Ecuador)
  • David Orlando Cuevas Gómez (México)
  • Diana Americano Guerrero (México)
  • Gabriel Fernando Mantilla Saltos
  • Gabriela Lucia Vega Lopez (Perú)
  • Jose Antonio Garcia Macias (Mexico)
  • Julián Núñez de Villavicencio (Colombia)
  • Luis Bautista (Colombia)
  • Marco Antonio Miranda Toledo (México)
  • Maria Gabriela Cajamarca (Chile)
  • Sarah Maritza Gutiérrez (Colombia)
  • Sebastian Elias Benalcazar Garcia
  • Tommy Beltran (Ecuador)
  • CUAUHTEMOC RIVERA (Temo) (GP organizer)

Session 4 (Tuesday, 18:00-19:00 CST) IN-PERSON:

  • Adriana Vivaqua (Brazil)
  • Caroline Queiroz Santos (Brazil)
  • Heloisa Candello (Brazil)
  • Jones Yeboah (USA)
  • Jordan Aiko Deja (Philippines)
  • Maristella Matera (Italy)
  • Matt Jones (USA)
  • Paul Schlosser (Australia)
  • Seif Eldin Samer (Egypt)
  • Vikram Kamath (USA)
  • Yasmeen Abdrabou (Egypt)
  • Yung-Ju (Stanley) Chang (Taiwan)
  • Annu Prabhakar (GP organizer)

Session 5 (Wednesday, 07:30-08:30 CST) Virtual:

  • Amir Reza Asadi (Iran)
  • Architha Vinod Nair (India)
  • Atima Tharatipyakul (Thailand)
  • Elsa Shaji (India)
  • Jaydon Farao (South Africa)
  • Kirti Lakra
  • Koji Yatani (Japan)
  • Noris Mohd Norowi (Malaysia)
  • Pragya Singh
  • Sara moin
  • Thippaya Chintakovid (Thailand)
  • Marisol Wong-Villacres (GP organizer)

Session 6 (Wednesday, 13:00-14:00 CST) Virtual:

  • Adriana Iñiguez (México)
  • Ahmad Abdulquadir
  • Cuauhtli Campos (México)
  • Laura Sanely Gaytan Lugo (México)
  • Lilly Botsyoe (Ghana)
  • Lizbeth Escobedo (México)
  • Luis Castro (México)
  • Mario Moreno (México)
  • Mobeen Nazar (Malaysia)
  • Pedro Santana (México)
  • Annu Prabhakar (GP organizer)

Session 7 (Wednesday, 17:30-18:30 CST) Virtual:

  • Closing JOINT session
  • Annu Prabhakar
  • Jones Yeboah
  • Adriana
  • Vikram Kamath
  • Jordan Aiko Deja
  • Maristella Matera
  • Sarah Dsane
  • Foster Addo Yeboah
  • George Yeboah
  • Eiad Yafi
  • Mario A Moreno R
  • Fernanda Puentes

Countries Represented in Global Plaza Sessions

  • Brazil
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • Pakistan
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Sri Lanka
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • USA

Please note that every registered CHI attendee can join any and all sessions of the Global Plaza.


Virtual Global Plaza will happen in 1-hour sessions on a rolling basis every day during the conference. SIGCHI chapter members will lead each session, offering activities such as:

  • Poster presentation of chapter activities.
  • Showcase of chapter members’ research and SIGCHI 2022 papers.
  • Present chapters’ research, best practices, challenges, and possibilities to collaborate with others.
  • Conversations with SIGCHI executive members and researchers from the geographical region of the chapters.

Funding for Student Registration

Thanks to SIGCHI Development Funds, we are able to sponsor virtual registration for students. If you need funding assistance for Virtual SIGCHI conference registration, please let us know by emailing You need SIGCHI membership to be eligible for funding.

  • Your Name:
  • Your Email:
  • Your Country of Residence:
  • Your Institution:
  • Your Status: Professional / Professor / Student:
  • Your SIGCHI/ACM Membership Number:

The funding will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis. Virtual registration will allow you to virtually attend Global Plaza and all the CHI conference programs.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at


The Global Inclusion & Equity chairs at CHI 2022 are committed to developing and supporting structures facilitating access to SIGCHI initiatives to communities around the world. Our goal for this conference is to work with the SIGCHI local chapters in identifying opportunities to strengthen their connections, thereby supporting networking efforts. You can contact us at

Annu Sible Prabhakar

University of Cincinnati

She is a Professor of Information Technology in the School of Information Technology at the University of Cincinnati (UC). Her research lies at the intersection of Human-Computer Interaction Design (HCI/D), Health Informatics, and Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT 4D).

Cuauhtémoc Rivera Loaiza

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Universidad Michoacana de
San Nicolás de Hidalgo

He is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Physical-Mathematical Sciences at the Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo, in Morelia, México. Dr. Rivera has been an active member of the HCI communities in Mexico and Latin America since the late 90s, having been founding member of the SIGCHI Mexican Chapter. My research interests are primarily in technology adoption within vulnerable populations (especially migrant communities).


Eiad Yafi

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University of Technology Sydney
Institute of Business, Timor-Leste

Eiad is an Adjunct Professor at the Institute of Business’s Faculty of Information and Communication Technology in Dili, Timor-Leste, and a Visiting Scholar at the University of Technology Sydney. His research interests include information retrieval, process mining, ICT for development, and human-computer interactions. He has been researching the information behaviour of Syrian migrants and refugees, as well as their use of ICTs.

Marisol Wong-Villacres

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Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral

She is an Associate Professor at Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral in Ecuador. She explores how cultural and learning science theories can inform an assets-based participatory design of technologies that support historically marginalized groups, such as immigrant parents from developing regions, in pursuing sustainable, emancipatory transformations.


Jones Yeboah

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University of Cincinnati

He is a Ph.D. student in Information Technology at the University of Cincinnati (UC). His research focuses on Human-Centered Computing, Health Informatics, Machine learning, Artificial Intelligence, and Data Analytics in the health domain.

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