SIGCHI Across Borders Meetings

SIGCHI Across Borders Meetings Guatemala

Call for Participation (CfP): SIGCHI Across Borders Meetings

19-20 February 2018
Universidad Francisco Marroquín
Guatemala City, Guatemala

What: The SIGCHI Across Borders Initiative is a SIGCHI effort to reach out to HCI people in places where the field is still in its infancy.

Growing out of the HCI Across Borders (HCIxB) activities that SIGCHI has sponsored or involved in, this project consists of several regional meetings led by SIGCHI EC members to discuss the future of HCI and SIGCHI in Arab, Sub-Saharan African, and Latin American regions.

We realize that there are many communities that are also developing and we do want to hear from you all. This particular project is focused on two large geographies because we have to start somewhere. We hope we will be able to learn from other HCI communities in the future. Of course, your ideas are always welcome, so please feel free to contact Susan Dray (contact details below.)

Format of Meetings: These sessions will be very interactive with round table discussion and other activities to spark discussions about barriers and challenges people in the region face as they try to institutionalize HCI in these regions and how SIGCHI might be able to help support community development. This is not a conference.

Who: In each region, we will select 10 delegates. Funds will be provided by ACM for delegates from elegible countries to attend. Participants will be reimbursed by ACM after the meeting.

Where: We are delighted to announce that our first meeting in Latin America will be in the beautiful city of Guatemala, capital of the Central American country of the same name, to listen to delegates from Latin American countries. Our local host is the School of Economic Sciences at Francisco Marroquin University, UFM.

When: 19th and 20th of February, 2018.

How: HCI researchers, educators, post-graduate students, practitioners, consultants, and all others doing HCI/UX activities from Latin American countries are invited to fill out the Online Application Form before February 5, 2018. Applications must be completed in English. The meetings will also be conducted in English. Accepted applicants will be notified by February 7, 2018.

Questions or comments? Please do not hesitate to email the organizers:
Dr Susan Dray (SIGCHI EC member):
Leonel Morales (local host):