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Richard I. Anderson
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                    -- Call for Participation --

                    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
                          Lina Iaccarino
               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 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.


***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
the workshop.***

This workshop is sponsored by ACM and ACM SIGCHI.


see the full CFP at

or contact:

       Richard I. Anderson
       Usability/Design Adventures
       717 Coventry Road, Kensington, CA 94707 USA
       +1 510-524-2421
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