An update on the CHI 2001 meetings I announced in February:

>a) organizations that could become either a CHI local sig or a SIGCHI
>"affiliate," and that would like to figure out which is best

The two organizations that expressed interest in such a meeting have been
put in contact with SIGCHI EC members to arrange get-togethers.

>b) organizations interested only in the possibility of becoming SIGCHI
>"affiliates" and the possibility of formulating a stronger partnership with
>SIGCHI

Organizations that expressed interest in such a meeting have been put in
contact with SIGCHI EC members to arrange get-togethers.

>c) European HCI organizations interested in discussing the formation of a
>European federation of HCI organizations

Michael Tauber of the SIGCHI EC has been in contact with those
organizations that expressed interest in such a meeting and is arranging
it for Monday afternoon.

>d) schools interested in the possibility of starting a student local sig

This meeting will occur Wednesday at 1:15pm in the Student Volunteer Lounge.

Richard Anderson

>Date:         Sun, 25 Feb 2001 19:47:07 -0800
>From: "Richard I. Anderson" <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject:      CHI 2001 meetings of interest to HCI organizations that are
>              independent of SIGCHI
>To: [log in to unmask]
>
>I am attempting to arrange or facilitate the arrangement of a collection of
>meetings to take place at CHI 2001 that will be of interest to
>organizations independent of SIGCHI.
>
>Here are the possible meetings.  If you are a member of an organization
>that is independent of SIGCHI, please take a close look at the list to
>determine which one or more meetings might be of interest to your
>organization, then let me know.
>
>
>a) organizations that could become either a CHI local sig or a SIGCHI
>"affiliate," and that would like to figure out which is best
>
>Not long ago, SIGCHI adopted a resolution creating a category of HCI
>organizations it tentatively called SIGCHI "affiliates" -- HCI
>organizations that remain independent of SIGCHI but that "affiliate" with
>SIGCHI for purposes of exchanging information between their members and
>SIGCHI (see the text of the full resolution at the end of this email).  CHI
>local sigs, on the other hand, are a formal part of the ACM/SIGCHI
>structure.  If your organization is uncertain whether it should become a
>CHI local sig or just a SIGCHI affiliate, this meeting should be of
>interest.
>
>
>b) organizations interested only in the possibility of becoming SIGCHI
>"affiliates" and the possibility of formulating a stronger partnership with
>SIGCHI
>
>This meeting would be for HCI organizations that are and intend to remain
>independent of SIGCHI.
>
>
>c) European HCI organizations interested in discussing the formation of a
>European federation of HCI organizations
>
>If your organization is based in Europe, this meeting should be of interest.
>
>
>d) schools interested in the possibility of starting a student local sig
>
>If you are at a school which might be interested in starting a student
>local chapter of SIGCHI, this meeting should be of interest.
>
>
>I suspect it would be best for these meetings to happen during the
>Tuesday-Thursday (3-5 April) span of the CHI conference, but it might be
>possible to hold one or more meetings on Monday (2 April).
>
>Please let me know which of the above 4 meetings would be of interest to
>your organization and whether you will have a representative attending CHI
>2001 who might be able to attend the meeting(s).
>
>Richard Anderson
>SIGCHI Local SIGs Chair
>phone: +1 415 383-5689 x2
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>63 Woodside Lane, Mill Valley CA 94941 USA
>http://www.well.com/user/riander/
>
>
>========================================
>Resolution on SIGCHI Chapters and Affiliate Organizations
>
>Recognizing the diversity of sub-communities within HCI, SIGCHI shall
>expand its local SIGs program as follows:
>
>1.      SIGCHI chapters include local SIGs and non-geographic interest
>groups.  Chapters are formally part of the ACM SIGCHI structure and must
>conform to applicable ACM and SIGCHI bylaws.
>
>2.      SIGCHI affiliate organizations are independent organizations or
>chapters of organizations that choose to affiliate with SIGCHI.  They do
>not become part of ACM or SIGCHI.
>
>Formation.
>
>SIGCHI encourages new or existing groups of HCI professionals to become
>chapters.  Applications should be directed to the Adj. Chair for Local SIGs.
>
>SIGCHI encourages existing HCI organizations to affiliate.  Applications
>from the organization's governing authority should be directed to the
>Adj. Chair for Local SIGs.
>
>Before chapters are approved, their potential members and area of service
>should be discussed with any overlapping chapter, affiliate organization,
>or other HCI organization.  There should be evidence of mutual discussion
>among the overlapping groups before an overlapping chapter is approved.
>SIGCHI wishes to avoid both enforced monopolies over membership groups
>as well as unnecessary fragmentation of the membership. It is hoped that
>members in a locality or focused on a non-geographic interest will work
>out what is best for HCI in their area.
>
>Benefits and Responsibilities
>
>Chapters and affiliate organizations serve to exchange information
>between their members and SIGCHI. They will be listed on the SIGCHI web
>site and in the SIGCHI newsletter.  Their activities will be promoted in
>periodic email announcements.  SIGCHI will provide announcements,
>conference and workshop announcements, and membership information to
>chapters and affiliate organizations, and may provide educational and
>reference materials, when available.  Chapters and affiliate
>organizations will provide access to their membership for periodic
>announcements and notices.
>
>In addition, chapters may obtain web pages and email lists at acm.org.
>Affiliate organizations may be linked to from acm.org pages.
>
>___________________________________________________________________
>Richard I. Anderson
>Usability/Design/Discovery Adventures
>phone: +1 415 383-5689 x2
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>