Open Call for Expressions of Interest for CHI2024 General Chair and Technical Program Chair Roles

The CHI Steering Committee is seeking to appoint General Chairs and Technical Program Chairs for the CHI2024 conference, which will be held in the USA.

We invite Expressions of Interest from people who have significant organisational involvement with prior CHI Conferences or chairing other SIGCHI conferences and managing significant budgets. Work in these roles is substantial. Tasks are expected to start ~2+ years prior to the conference, with more intensive work in the year leading up the conference, and wrap-up tasks in the 6 months beyond the conference. See below for role-specific information.

GENERAL CHAIR: 

The key overall responsibilities for General Chairs include:

  • Manage the CHI conference budget in conjunction with ACM
  • Ensure that appropriate regulations and procedures are adhered to in delivering the overall conference experience
  • Liaise with the logistics contractor (currently is Executive Events) to oversee all logistical and organisational details
  • Set the overall conference direction, e.g., deciding the conference theme, attendance modality, etc with oversight and support from the CHI Steering Committee
  • Work effectively with the Technical Program Chairs and other organisation committee chairs (not under TPC oversight) to deliver the conference experience

The key criteria to serve as CHI General Chair include:

  • Senior level or significant involvement with prior or upcoming CHI Conference Organizing Committees; and/or experience as an organiser of a SIGCHI-related conference and managing budgets
  • Regular participation in the CHI conference as an author and attendee
  • Ideally support from employer for the time needed for the role.

TECHNICAL PROGRAM CHAIR: 

The key overall responsibilities for Technical Program Chairs include:

  • Create and lead a diverse team to deliver the technical content for the conference
  • Liaise with ACM to oversee the publication process
  • Manage the schedule and virtual content of the technical program of the conference 
  • Ensure that appropriate regulations and procedures are adhered to in delivering the technical content
  • Work effectively with the General Chairs to deliver the schedule for conference

The key criteria to serve as CHI Technical Program Chair include:

  • Senior level or significant involvement with prior or upcoming CHI Conference
    Organizing Committees; and/or significant experience in the technical program organising committee of a SIGCHI-related conference 
  • Regular participation in the CHI conference as an author and attendee
  • Ideally support from employer for the time needed for the role.

PROCESS: 

Submission of Expression of Interest:

Expressions of Interest are expected to include a short biography along with a brief statement of the specific role you are interested in, and how you meet the criteria noted above. 

Please email your Expression of Interest to chi-surveys@acm.org by 16 July 2021.

Decision process:

A CHI2024 GC/TPC selection committee will be established, made up of past CHI chairs and chaired by Geraldine Fitzpatrick, the SC Future Chairs and Volunteer Management Director.   

The selection committee:

  • Will help publicize the call for Expressions of Interest.
  • May identify and approach potential candidates themselves to directly to assess their interest 
  • Will review all potential candidates and Expressions of Interest
  • Will create a short-list for the CHI SC chair to take to the SIGCHI Executive Committee for final approval
  • Will make formal invitations once approved
  • Will follow relevant SIGCHI and ACM policies, e.g., as laid out in the  SIGCHI Bylaws, the SIGCHI Conflict of Interest Policy, and the ACM Conflict of Interest Policy, along with guidelines to check the ACM Violations Database.

Selection Committee members: 
Anna Cox, CHI 2018 & CHI2019 TPC
Geraldine Fitzpatrick CHI2019 GC
Takeo Igarashi CHI2021 TPC
Katherine Isbister CHI2021 TPC
Vassilis Kostakos CHI2019 TPC
Regan Mandryk CHI 2018 GC, CHI SC Chair
Joanna McGrenere CHI2020 TPC
Aaron Quigley CHI2021 GC