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         Hi all,

Here is a sampling of some of what is happening in the world of CHI Local 
SIGs during the month of December:

Americas (outside the U.S.)
Chartered chapters in this geography: Brazil CHI, CapCHI, ToRCHI,
VanCHI, WatCHI (student), and CHI-Mexico. Prospective chapter:
SIGCHI Chile

CapCHI (Ottawa) ActivitiesAnnual Social & Interactive Holiday EventA social 
& interactive gathering. Date: Thursday, December 20, 2001 from 6:30 
PMLocation: The Clock Tower Brew Pub, 575 Bank Street in Ottawa.Join us for 
pool, food and drinks! Note: All attending will be required to
"register" and have fun, eat and drink. Please arrive 5-10 minutes earlier
to allow for "registering". Pool Tables and other social & interactive
accessories will be provided for the meeting.


Europe
Chartered chapters in this geography: SIGCHI Austria, BelCHI,
BulSIGCHI, Czech SIGCHI, SIGCHI Finland, Toulouse SIGCHI, SIGCHI Italy,
SIGCHI.NL, Universidade Fernando Pessoa SIGCHI (student), CHISPA, and
SwissCHI. Prospective chapters: SIGCHI.DK, German SIGCHI, SIGCHI
Norway, Poland SIGCHI, SIGCHI Romania, Russia SIGCHI, SIGCHI Sweden,
and West Sweden CHI.

SIGCHI Austria (Austria) is cooperating with CURE & BIT to organize the
conference on "Future Interfaces: Ihr Kontakt zur Technologie. 
Innovation-Qualität-Vergnügen" . It will take place on December 13th, 9am 
to 6pm, Tabakmuseum, Museumsquartier, Vienna / Austria. The conference 
invites participants to explore, present and discuss the visions and ideas 
with partners involved in interaction interface and design development 
processes together with representatives from the European Commission.

SIGCHI.NL (Netherlands) will hold on 13 december its fall or winter
conference, entitled "Designing for People Everywhere" at the
university of Delft, see for mostly Dutch information:
http://sigchi.nl/activiteiten/symp-20011213.html

Toulouse SIGCHI (Toulouse, France) will host in ONERA/CERT on Monday,
December 17th, the talk "Extending direct-manipulation interfaces" by
Prof David G. Novick, University of Texas at El Paso.

SIGCHI.DK (Denmark) will host on December 18th,
"Innovation og usability" discussion at Navision, Vedbæk


United States
Chartered chapters in this geography: BayCHI, LA-SIGCHI, SanD CHI,
DC-CHI, CHI-Atlanta, CHI-Squared, LowellCHI (student), GB/SIGCHI,
MOCHI, TwinCHI, KC-CHI, GatewayCHI, NYC-CHI, TriCHI, BuckCHI,
CHIFOO, PhiCHI, CHI-Austin, Lone Star CHI, NUCHI, GMU SIGCHI
(student), Puget Sound SIGCHI, and Milwau-CHI. Prospective chapters:
Rocky Mountain CHI, ConnCHI, and ISU SIGCHI. Point of contact: KATCHI.

CHI-Atlanta (Atlanta) will host the December meeting the first week of the 
month to
allow everyone to enjoy a long and well-deserved holiday season.On Tuesday, 
December 4th,
"Next-Generation User Experience Evaluation Tools" will be the topic of 
this engaging meeting.

BayCHI (San Francisco Bay Area):
The BayCHI East Bay BOF and UC Berkeley's Human Centered Computing Seminar
Jointly Present the talk "Physical Interaction Design" by Bill Verplank on 
Tuesday,
December 4 at 7.00 p.m. at the Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering 
Center, UC Berkeley.

         Will hold on 21-23 of January a 3 DAYS OF INTENSIVE, HANDS-ON 
CONTEXTUAL DESIGN INSTRUCTION workshop. If you want to create truly usable 
products that meet customers' real needs, this is the training for you. 
Space is limited, so enroll now! http://www.incent.com/courses/courses.html
Location: San Francisco/San Jose area workshop.



Africa
Chartered chapter in this geography: CHI-SA.

Asia / Pacific
Chartered chapters in this geography: CHI South India and SIGCHI_NZ.
Prospective chapters: SIGCHI Korea and CHI Bombay.

Middle East
Prospective chapter in this geography: IsraCHI.


You don't know where BelCHI, CHISPA, STIMDI, CHI ISU, GatewayCHI, or ... 
are? Take a look at the SIGCHI Local SIGs webpage 
(http://www.acm.org/sigchi/local-sigs/) to find out and to access more 
information about CHI Local SIGs.

Happy Holidays,

Raquel Prates
SIGCHI Local SIGs Chair

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