CHI 2007 , in San Jose, CA 4/28-5/3 2007, is the big dog of UI conferences – it’s one of the oldest, largest and most comprehensive ways to learn about what’s happening in the HCI / interface design world.
The big challenge is quality presenters – finding qualified people willing to get up there and teach. It’s all too easy to get rejected at CHI as so many folks want to participate. But this year something is different: I’m one of the gatekeepers.
So if you have good ideas for sessions – we want you.
I’m the co-chair for both the management and education communities – so if you’ve been waiting to contribute in these areas, and waiting for a crazy person to be at the controls, now is your chance to make a run for it.
Here’s the run down:
Panels: Run a debate or reality tv show inspired session involving multiple presenters. I’m hoping someone will improve on the panel format – better speakers, more challenging topics – and remember we did the live competition Interactionary as a panel session.
Workshops: Full day discussions for small groups.
Reports: short, less formal papers on developments you’ve made in design, methods or other topics.
Contact me if you have ideas, especially if you’re interested in submitting something related to UX management or HCI education.