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Geraldine Fitzpatrick <[log in to unmask]>
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**** Early Career Development Symposium CHI 2018
*** Applications due *15 Jan 2018*
** Details: *

This one-day Symposium will help post-PhD researchers/academics develop 
their careers in HCI. Participants will get the opportunity to engage 
with senior HCI mentors and peers, and will come away with a better 
understanding of how they want to develop as HCI researchers. The event 
is open for applications from all members of the international HCI 
community who have received their PhDs in the past five years.


The Symposium will be modelled after the CHI Doctoral Consortia and the 
Career Development events at CHI 2016 and CHI 2017. The format will 
include individual presentations, whole-group and small-group 
discussions, and guest speakers. We will develop the specific topics to 
be discussed through pre-workshop communications with participants, 
working from their written applications.

Participants will also have opportunities to strengthen their 
professional networks with one another, and with the senior CHI mentors. 
Unlike the format of Doctoral Consortia, we will focus more on career 
challenges, and less on the contents of research programs. We will also 
hold a series of panels on specific topics, facilitated by senior 
researchers discuss. Topics may include:

  * Building a cohort group of HCI colleagues (local, institutional, and
  * Establishing a successful career path in academia, industry, and/or
    the nonprofit sector
  * Fitting into departments e.g., what if I am the only HCI person in
    my department
  * Selecting and developing a research trajectory.
  * Identifying potential funding sources and preparing proposals.
  * Getting involved in professional service.
  * Communicating your work and strengthening your public profile.
  * Balancing work, family and social life.


To apply, please submit the following by email to: 
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1. A single-authored paper (maximum of 3 pages) in SIGCHI Extended 
Abstract format describing:
Educational background and current position

  * Current research (brief overview, for context only)
  * Current challenges/experiences
  * Career, research and professional service goals for the next 5-7 years.
  * What you hope to gain from participating in the Symposium.

2. Your long-form CV, including links to your website, blog or other 
public web presence (if available).


Note: Submissions will be distributed only among the participants, and 
will be considered confidential. There will be no publication of 
submissions to the Symposium.

15 January 27 2018: Submissions due

29 January 2018: Decisions announced

12 February 2018: Final versions due

21 or 22 April 2018: Early Career Development Symposium

Michael Muller, IBM Research

Geraldine Fitzpatrick, TU Wien

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