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[Apologies for the cross-posting, this call is sent to numerous lists you may have subscribed to]

Host a Social Event at UIST 2021 (Deadline 1st of October)

1) Ask-me-Anything Session
2) Social meetups

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Ask-me-Anything Session
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Ask-Me-Anything sessions are a great way to provoke discussion around research-related topics, or share experience about career development in academia and industry. 
Great AMA sessions raise questions, provoke discussions, and are controversial and innovative.

Topics for AMA sessions could include, but are not limited to:
Social computing
Novel fabrication technologies and physical user interfaces
AR/VR/XR
How to make user studies
Grant writing
How to survive the PhD?
How to find postdoc positions
Suggested format:
A ca. 20-min presentation/introduction to the topic + 40-min Q&A
Questions are typed in chat and the session chair collects them for the panelists
Infrastructure that UIST can provide:
UIST’s basic infrastructure: Discord (discussions, text), Zoom
"Ohyay” is a fun video platform for a more natural feeling of being at a conference
Interested in hosting an Ask-Me-Anything session at #UIST2021? 
Abstract deadline	October 1st, 2021
Submit a PDF (1-2 pages) to [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]> that includes:
A description of the topic
The participating speakers/panelists
The format and the required infrastructure
Information on how the interaction between audience and speaker will take place



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Social Meetups / SIGs
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Research communities coming together are the core of innovation and collaboration, and a fundamental element of a successful conference. 
This year's UIST will provide an opportunity for members of the research community to socialize in a casual digital atmosphere in the form of “Social Meetups” to discuss their topics of interest.
We invite attendees to organize such meetups centered on research topics like fabrication, virtual reality, or general themes like diversity in academia.

Infrastructure that UIST can provide:
Advertisement of the event on the website, UIST social media channels, and the online program
A social platform for the gathering (Ohyay, Discord, Zoom
Interested in hosting a Social Meetup at #UIST2021? 
Abstract deadline	October 1st, 2021

Fill out the form at https://forms.gle/KrrhQaUerqFtKtNy8 <https://forms.gle/KrrhQaUerqFtKtNy8>, which includes:
A few lines how we should advertise your event (on the Website/Social Media)
How many people do you expect?
Which are your preferred time zones?
Your contact details

More information about the Social events at UIST 2021: https://uist.acm.org/uist2021/cfp.html <https://uist.acm.org/uist2021/cfp.html>
For any questions, please contact the Social Event Chairs ([log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>)
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