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Roel Vertegaal <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 24 Nov 2011 21:05:56 -0500
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ACM SIGCHI TEI 2012 (Tangible Embedded, Embodied Interaction) - 19-22 February 2012, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

Registration for the 6th ACM SIGCHI conference on Tangible Embedded, Embodied Interaction (TEI 2012) is now open, at
Register early as space is limited: early bird rates end on 10 January.

The conference will be held 19th-22nd of February 2o12, at Queen's University's Human Media Lab ( in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.   
Come join us to celebrate a fantastic week of new ideas, cool crowds and a winter wonderland filled with great music and excellent food & drink.

Work presented at TEI addresses Human-Computer Interaction issues, design, interactive art, user experience, tools and technologies, with a strong focus on how computing can bridge atoms and bits into cohesive interactive systems. The intimate size of this single-track conference provides a unique forum for exchanging ideas and presenting innovative work through talks, amazing interactive demonstrations, videos, hands-on studios, posters, art installations. Enjoy keynote talks by top researchers and designers, and the world premiere of a special electronic music performance in the TEI 2012 theatre on Monday.

The peer-reviewed technical program ( for a preliminary program) comprises talks, interactive demonstrations, and posters on tangible interaction. A juried Art Salon comprises tangibly interactive art and performance; and a design challenge will feature design teams pitching their ideas for real products. Come early to enjoy winter sports activities on Sunday, February 20th, with a variety of skating, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and rock climbing events. Don't miss the great art, including the Bader collection of Dutch Masters, during the opening night reception on Sunday. Get a hands-on experience of building your own hardware, including electronic glass blowing, with the Studio track, which take place on Tuesday, February 21st. The conference theme, FOLD UNFOLD, will be celebrated through a special invited workshop on Origami by MIT's Jason Ku. And don't forget to go for a late night pubcrawl in a city renowned for its great live music as well as pubs.

TEI 2012 is sponsored by the ACM SIGCHI with support from Disney Research, Seeed Studio, Sparkfun, the US National Science Foundation, GRAND, and the Human Media Lab.

TEI 2012's official airline, Air Canada, offers discounted travel to Kingston from anywhere in the world. 
Or travel to Kingston by rail using a 10% discount through VIA Rail Canada.

For more information on venues and getting to the conference, see

We look forward to seeing you at TEI 2012 in Kingston, February 19th-22nd, 2012!

Roel Vertegaal
General Chair
ACM TEI 2012

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