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Raquel Oliveira Prates <[log in to unmask]>
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Raquel Oliveira Prates <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 4 Sep 2002 10:03:14 -0300
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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 September:


Americas (outside the U.S.)

-> ToRCHI (Toronto) starts on 19 September the new season with a panel 
discussion on HCI and Learning featuring Charles Silverman, Antonia Palmer, 
and Anastasia Cheetham. We also begin with an upgraded website and a newly 
expanded library.


-> SIGCHI Italy is co-organizing a symposium on Human-Computer Interaction
with mobile devices that will be held in Pisa, 18-20 September (more 
information at ). In conjunction with this 
event, on September 18th there will be a SIGCHI Italy meeting to discuss 
future events.

United States

-> BayCHI (San Francisco Bay Area, California) announces their September 
meeting on Tuesday, September 10, 2002.
Presentations: The Kiss of the Spiderbot by Steven Pemberton (CWI and W3C) 
and Open Source Meets Usability by Nancy Frishberg (Sun Microsystems), 
Peter Trudelle (Netscape Communications/AOL Time Warner), Scooter Morris 
Time: 7:00–9:30 pm (7:00–7:30: Tea, Coffee, Socializing, Joining BayCHI, 
... ;7:30–9:30: presentations)
Location: Palo Alto Research Center (PARC)
PARC's George E. Pake Auditorium
3333 Coyote Hill Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304
         (BayCHI meeting attendance is free & open to the public.)
         For more information on BayCHI´s meeting and BOF events available 

-> SanD CHI (San Diego, California): In their September meeting Kathy 
Fernandes (Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center) will deliver a talk: 
"Information Visualization and Situation Awareness-HCI Design in a Military 
Environment" in which she will present an overview of her work in the areas 
of information visualization and situation awareness and will describe some 
of the
unique aspects (opportunities and challenges!) of HCI design in a military 
environment. For information on date, time and location please contact 
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-> CHIFOO (Portland, Oregon)
-> Announces its new executive council (David Stubbs - Chair, Shirley De 
Rose - Vice Chair, Leo Frishberg - Program Chair, Tristan Robinson - 
Treasurer, Cindy Merrill - Secretary, Terry Chadwick - Secretary)

-> In their next meeting (Final Series Presentation), on Tuesday September 
17, 2002 Keith Instone (IBM.COM and, Toledo, Ohio) will 
present hat has happened so far this year in human-computer interaction, 
information architecture, usability engineering and user experience? Keith 
will review what he has seen and has not seen, such as how user experience 
is being accepted by business, how information architects are organizing
themselves, and how diverse professional societies are beginning to work

         Location: PCC Capital Center Auditorium, Room 1508
  NW 185th Ave & Walker Rd, Beaverton
  Time: 5:30 PM No-host dinner (Old Chicago Pizza, 17960 NW Evergreen Pkwy, 
Beaverton); 7:00 PM Networking; 7:30 PM Presentation
         Price: (Members: $3.00,General Admission: $8.00)
         Map and more information available at:

-> Gateway CHI (St. Louis, Missouri) is organizing a joint meeting with the 
local chapter of the Society of Techincal Communications. The details of 
the meeting follow:

         Title: Using Information Architecture to Organize Content
         Speaker: Kathy Marshak (IconMedialab)
         Date: Wednesday, September 25th
         Time: 5-6pm Networking; 6-7:30pm Presentation
         Location: The Heights, Richmond Heights Community Center
                 8001 Dale Avenue
                 Richmond Heights, MO 63143
         More information available at:

-> GB/SIGCHI (Boston, Massachusetts) invites all to their next meeting in 
which Pat Jordan (Contemporary Trends Institute) will give a presentation 
September 10th at 7:00 pm (refreshments will be available at 6:30 pm) at 
Bentley College, Waltham MA. RSVP to: [log in to unmask] Map, directions, 
and more information available at:


If you don't know if there is a Local SIG next to you or to your next 
destination, or for a complete list of all SIGCHI Local Chapters please 
take a look at Just for a glimpse, 
currently there are XX SIGCHI Local Chapters located in Africa, Americas 
(US and outside US), Europe, Asia/Pacific and the Middle East.

Raquel O. Prates
Vice-Chair for Chapters