-- Call for Participation --
DESIGNING A (MORE AND/OR CONTINUALLY) SUCCESSFUL
LOCAL CHAPTER OF ACM SIGCHI
One-Day, Local SIGs Workshop
Atlanta GA USA, Monday 24 March 1997
***Concurrent with CHI '97***
Deadline for Workshop Applications: 14 February 1997
Richard I. Anderson
ACM SIGCHI Adjunct Chair for Local SIGs
BayCHI Program Chair & Past Chair
ACM Program Director, Local Activities
How does one "design" a local SIGCHI chapter? How can you make your local
chapter more successful or sustain its present level of success? What
should your local chapter be doing? What will solve your local chapter's
problems? To what do you need to attend if you are hoping to start a local
chapter? Join representatives of other chartered and prospective local
SIGCHI chapters to explore and generate answers to these and related
questions and to find out what has worked and what hasn't worked in various
local chapters and in organizations akin to local chapters.
Workshop participants will examine:
o key elements of the "social design" of a local SIG
Guided by the analyses and advice of Amy Jo Kim (founder and
creative director of Naima, a San Francisco Bay Area design
studio), we will look at what it takes to build a sustained
and appropriately focused community.
o ways of fitting into and creating a culture
We will look at the influence of culture -- the culture of
your constituency and the culture of the local SIG.
o the activities, services, membership benefits, ... of a local SIG
What do/should/might local SIGs offer, and how do/should/might
they do this? What should local SIGs NOT offer?
o ways to "run" a local SIG
We will look at components of local SIG administration,
including election of officers, the steering committee,
soliciting and keeping volunteers, the kinds of records of value
to a local SIG, becoming and remaining chartered, ...
o reaching and being reached by your target audience
In what ways can you publicize your chapter and its offerings?
In what ways should you, chapter information, and chapter
activities be accessible?
o the relationship between your local SIG and: 1) ACM; 2) SIGCHI;
3) other local chapters; 4) other organizations
What can/should/might your local chapter get from and give to
its relatives and potential relatives?
o and more.
This will be a highly interactive and participatory workshop, with portions
of the workshop designed in accordance with information you provide via
your workshop application.
For further details about participation, see the full CFP at
Attendance will be limited to 1 representative per chartered or prospective
local SIG, each of whom should play a key, active role in the local SIG's
leadership. (Applications are welcome from persons who have not yet
informed ACM or SIGCHI of their genuine interest in starting or
resurrecting a local SIG in their areas.)
See http://www.well.com/user/riander/chi97-localsigs-wkshp.html for details
about how to apply to participate in this workshop.
***Deadline for Workshop Applications: 14 February 1997***
Space is limited, though appropriate representatives of chartered local
SIGs and of those prospective local SIGs already on our list are guaranteed
Applicants will be notified of acceptance or rejection by 18 February 1997.
YOUR FEES AND EXPENSES, LODGING, ...
***Because this workshop's focus is the design of ACM organizations,
participants will be reimbursed for the workshop fee and for reasonable
local expenses (lodging, meals, local transportation) incurred the day of
This workshop is sponsored by ACM and ACM SIGCHI.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION,
see the full CFP at http://www.well.com/user/riander/chi97-localsigs-wkshp.html
Richard I. Anderson
717 Coventry Road, Kensington, CA 94707 USA
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