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We are making progress on defining how CHI local sigs can become a more
integral part of SIGCHI.  For more information, contact me.

A sampling (i.e., incomplete list) of what is or will soon be happening
(and in a couple of cases, what happened recently) in the world of CHI
local sigs:

 Europe

  SIGCHI Italy is cooperating in the organization HCITALY'99, a one
  day meeting whose aim is to present and discuss experiences on HCI in
  Italy, in both academia and industry.

  Bijeenkomst SIGCHI.NL dinsdag 8 december; Voordracht over: Muse,
  the method for Usability Engineering en User Centered Design; door:
  John Long (University College London/IPO Eindhoven).  And, Wednesday 9
  December at CWI, Amsterdam: Web Day: A day-long overview of what's new
  in developments in the World Wide Web, plus two tutorials, one on SMIL
  the new Web multimedia language, and the other on CSS, the Web Style
  Sheet language; presented by Bert Bos, W3C, Steven Pemberton, CWI,
  and Lloyd Rutledge, CWI.

 Americas (outside USA)

  CapCHI's Christmas party is set for Wednesday, December 16 at Yuk Yuk's
  Comedy Club.  Also, CapCHI's logo design contest continues, but little
  time remains for entering.

  ToRCHI's December meeting and party will be held Thursday 10 December at
  The Madison.  The "meeting" portion of the evening will feature
  various demonstrations of software, hardware, ... presented by ToRCHI
  members.

 United States

  BayCHI's program on Tuesday December 8: An Evening with Howard
  Rheingold (with his guest, Justin Hall).  Holiday refreshments will be
  served prior to the meeting.

  LA-CHI had a great meeting on November 18th with an interesting
  presentation on the effects of abstract and concrete icons by Michele
  Snyder.

  CHI-Atlanta's December meeting (December 10th) will feature Jason
  Teague of iXL leading a discussion on web technologies.

  GB/SIGCHI's next meeting (December 16) will feature a holiday party
  and "Information Presentation on the Web: The 'Unlearning' of 500 Years
  of Knowledge," presented by Haim Levkowitz, University of Lowell.

  TwinCHI will be meeting on December 10 to hold a prototyping
  roundtable.  All are invited to bring examples of their own prototyping,
  to discuss techniques, or to listen and ask questions.

  KC-CHI will meet December 9 with a program entitled, "Exploring
  Wizards for the WWW" presented by Linda Merillat.

  BuckCHI will receive all royalties from books bought at amazon.com
  based on referring links from Gary Perlman's Suggested Readings and
  from books in the HCI Bibliography.

  CHIFOO's meeting on December 17 will feature Erik Nilsen, Lewis &
  Clark College professor of psychology.

  CHI-Austin has a great meeting in November that featured John Mulally
  from IBM Ease of Use Architecture and Design.  It was a presentation
  on IBM's "RealThings" Architecture.

  Puget Sound SIGCHI also had a great meeting in November.  Topic:
  "Applying User-Centered Design to a Multimedia Automotive Sales Kiosk."
  Speaker: James C. Askew.

For access to further information on the above and on what is happening
with other CHI Local SIGs, see the SIGCHI Local SIGs webpage
(http://www.acm.org/sigchi/local-sigs/).

Richard Anderson
Local SIGs Chair

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