Dear Colleagues,


We are happy to announce a call for participation for the third annual symposium on HCI education, to be held virtually at CHI 2021. Please find details of the participation call, along with important dates below.


EduCHI 2021: 3rd Annual Symposium on HCI Education

A virtual CHI 2021 Symposium, 7, 8 or 9 May (TBD)





The HCI Education Community of Practice has been working for the past three years to create channels for discussion about HCI education and provide a platform for sharing HCI curricula and teaching experiences. To that end, we are organizing the third annual symposium on HCI education. Held virtually as part of the CHI 2021 conference, EduCHI seeks to bring together an international community of scholars, practitioners, and researchers to shape the future of HCI education. EduCHI 2021 will feature interactive discussions about HCI education trends and challenges and provide a platform for sharing HCI curricula, materials, and teaching experiences. Further information on the symposium can be found at:


We are seeking several distinct types of submissions:


1. Research 

Describe novel research on or about HCI education, following a traditional research paper format.


2. Provocations

Present a new, controversial, inspiring, or otherwise thought-provoking perspective about HCI education.


3. Teachable Moments

Describe or demonstrate an interesting or innovative teaching method, curricular approach, or other pedagogical tool for HCI educators.


4. Unsolved Challenges

Explain an unsolved HCI education problem or other concern for HCI educators. A selection of these challenges will be discussed during the symposium.


To apply, authors should prepare a 4-10-page paper using the new ACM Master Article Submission template and submit it via by 5 February 2021.


Applicants will be selected based on their experience, perspective, and potential to engage attendees in thoughtful discussions. Following a successful acceptance, authors will be asked to prepare a final camera-ready version of their paper and given the option of creating a pre-recorded presentation that will be shared prior to the symposium. All accepted papers and supplemental materials will be posted on the symposium website. At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the symposium.


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Important Dates:

5 February: Submissions due

1 March: Acceptance notifications sent

2 April: Camera-ready submissions due

7, 8 or 9 May (TBD): 1-day virtual symposium at CHI 2021




Craig M. MacDonald (Symposium General Co-Chair), Pratt Institute

Olivier St-Cyr (Symposium General Co-Chair), University of Toronto

Colin M. Gray (Technical Program Co-Chair), Purdue University

Leigh Ellen Potter (Technical Program Co-Chair), Griffith University

Jaisie Sin (Technical Program Assistant), University of Toronto

Anna Vasilchenko (Events Chair), Newcastle University

Elizabeth Churchill (Symposium General Co-Chair), Google








Olivier St-Cyr, PhD, LEL (he/him/his)

Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream

UXD Concentration Liaison

Faculty of Information

University of Toronto


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