Open Call 2022 for Expressions of Interest for CHI Leadership Roles & CHI Steering Committee

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Closing: 1 August 2022

The CHI Steering Committee is seeking expressions of interest  (self nomination or nomination of others) for people interested in serving the CHI community in future key leadership roles: CHI conference General Chairs and Technical Program Chairs (2025 and beyond); and CHI Steering Committee voting members (2022 and beyond). Note: An open call will be repeated mid year each year.

CHI Conference Leadership 

We invite Expressions of Interest from people, or nominations of people, who have significant organisational involvement with prior CHI Conferences or chairing other SIGCHI conferences and managing significant budgets or managing the technical program of a conference. Work in these roles is substantial. Tasks are expected to start ~2+ years prior to the appointed 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 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
    Organising 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 / Nominations:

Expressions of Interest are expected to include a short biography along with a brief statement of the specific role you are interested in, how you meet the criteria noted above, and preferred future CHI year(s) in which you would be willing to serve. 

Nomination of another person should also address the same content, and in addition make clear that the person has agreed in advance to being nominated.

Please email your Expression of Interest/Nomination to geraldine.fitzpatrick@tuwien.ac.at by 1 August 2022.

Decision process:

The decisions about future CHI leadership teams will be made by a CHI GC/TPC selection committee, made up of past CHI chairs, and established specifically for each upcoming CHI conference. The EOIs will serve as one set of inputs to the decision making process, along with other considerations e.g., about diversity, geography, language, mix of expertise across the teams, and so on.  

The selection committee:

  • Will help publicize the call for Expressions of Interest.
  • May identify and approach potential candidates themselves 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.

CHI Steering Committee Membership

The CHI Steering Committee (SC) is also seeking Expressions of Interest (EoI) (self or other nominations) for volunteers to serve as voting members on the SC. The CHI SC takes responsibility for issues that have impact across the CHI Conference series – see https://chi.acm.org/ for more information. 

The qualifications to serve on the CHI Steering Committee include:

  • Senior level or significant involvement with prior or upcoming CHI Conference
    Organizing Committees;
  • Regular attendance at the CHI conference;
  • Support from employer for the time needed to attend CHI SC meetings.

Voting members​ are expected to attend meetings, engage with emails sent to the CHI_SC email lists, participate in discussions, and vote on motions, including but not limited to motions on the SC membership, future CHI conference locations and chairs, and the strategies and implementation of the CHI Conference series. There are also specific Director roles that members play, as noted in the policy document below. 

The appointment is for 5 years. There are 9-12 SC meetings per year, the majority of which are held online at a rotating time to accommodate different timezones. 

You can find more details in the policy document of the CHI SC about roles, responsibilities and voting policies: https://chi.acm.org/chi-sc-terms-policy/

Nomination process

Please email your Expressions of Interest/Nomination to geraldine.fitzpatrick@tuwien.ac.at with a short biography, a statement of how you (the person) meet the qualifications above for an SC position, and preferred Director roles (see the Policy Document for descriptions). 

Nominations will be reviewed by the CHI SC, assessing potential candidates against the criteria listed above. The SC will then vote on candidates to be formally invited. See the policy document for voting procedures.

The SC will also 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 new ACM Violations Database.

EoIs/nominations will be accepted until 1 August 2022.