CHI 2021 will be an online virtual conference (May 8-13, 2021), moving from our planned hybrid event. We have made this decision now to ensure the safety of our global HCI community and to provide clarity and guidance to our many chairs, authors, conference delegates, sponsors and exhibitors.
Since the start of 2020 we have been planning and exploring how to make CHI 2021 a hybrid event. This has involved the tracking of many virtual events, constituting a hybrid conference advisory group (hCAG) which explored questions of accessibility, time zones and equity, surveying the international and Japanese HCI communities, consulting with the CHI steering committee, executive committee and the ACM. This work has helped lay the foundation for the establishment of our Virtual Conference Committee who will support all the chairs across CHI in the realisation of CHI 2021 as an engaging online virtual conference for the global HCI community.
We will be updating you regularly on the nature of the virtual conference here with updates and announcements.