Regional events




Volunteer hosts




Tokyo, Japan

Katie Seaborn, Giulia Barbareschi, and Alarith Uhde will be hosting a hybrid event in the Tokyo region.

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Seattle, WA, USA

Jennifer Mankoff will be hosting an event at DUB in the Washington/Western US area.

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Emory University

Grace Barkhuff, Camille Harris, Shravika Mittal, Soya Park, Darley Sackitey, and Raj Sanjay Shah are hosting an unconference.

Date: Friday, April 12th, 2024
Format: In-person
Participation: Unconference
Place: The Hatchery

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Northeast Region, NA

Robert Soden +12 will be organizing a hybrid mini-conference with HCI folks based in the US and Canada.

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Paris, France

Aurélien Tabard, Solène Lambert, Aymeric Ferron, and Thibault Raffaillac will host an event in the France region.

Date: Thursday, May 16th & Friday, May 17th, 2024
Format: In-Person
Participation: Mini-Conference
Place: Inria Paris Centre

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Saarland, Germany

Jürgen Steimle, Martin Schmitz, Antonio Krüger, Anna Maria Feit, and Paul Strohmeier will host a pre-CHI event in Germany.

Date: Thursday, April 25th & Friday, April 26th, 2024
Format: In-Person
Participation: Papers, Networking
Place: Saarland University

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Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Anna Carter and the Northumbria team are hosting a networking and mini conference event called CHI Howay.

Date: Tuesday, May 21st from 1-5pm
Format: In-Person
Participation: Mini Conference
Place: Northumbria University

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South West UK

Elaine Czech and colleagues from the University of Bristol, Cardiff, Bath, Exeter, and UWE are hosting a pre-CHI event.

Date: Thursday, April 25th and Friday April 26th
Format: In-Person
Participation: Talks, Workshops, Doctoral Consortium, Networking
Place: University of the West of England, Bristol

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London, UK

Duncan Brumby, Petr Slovak, and Timothy Neate are hosting Cockney Kai ’24.

Date: Wednesday, May 1st, 2024
Format: Hybrid (Zoom URL)
Participation: Presentations, Networking
Place: 66-72 Gower Street

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Jacinta Jardine, Sarah Foley, Kellie Morrissey, Camille Nadal, Ben Cowan, Sarah Robinson, and Conor Linehan are hosting an unconference.

Date: Friday, May 10th, 2024
Format: In-Person
Participation: Mini-Conference, Networking
Place: Cork, Ireland

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Vancouver, Canada

Pam Briggs and the Northumbria, Edinburgh, Simon Fraser, and British Columbia team are hosting a one-day Pre-CHI event.

Date: Wednesday, May 8th, 2024
Format: Hybrid
Participation: Presentations, Networking
Place: Vancouver, Canada

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Edinburgh, UK

Edinburgh, UK

The Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (SICSA) and University of Edinburgh are hosting a pre-CHI event.

Date: Friday, May 3rd, 2024
Format: Hybrid
Participation: Presentations, Networking
Place: The University of Edinburgh / Online

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About para.chi

We’re a disperse group of HCI researchers from around the world who are holding alternative and ancillary events in parallel (or thereabouts) to CHI ’24, i.e., para.chi.

Our reasons are diverse. Some of us are motivated by the #whychi and the Hawai’i crisis; others, the ongoing efforts to virtualize the CHI conference series. Still others have sustainability, pandemic, and geopolitical factors in mind. A number of us are also responding to devirtualization at CHI ‘24, notably the decision to exclude online-only presenters from the live program. Many are seeking ways to support students and early career researchers.

As community volunteers, we’re hosting regional events in virtual, hybrid, and in-person formats. Please check each event site for details. Have an event? Please get in touch! We’ll list events small (e.g., virtual mentoring, online networking) and large (e.g., unconferences).


Feel free to contact Katie Seaborn with listing requests, questions, or bug reports.

List your event

Are you holding a virtual or hybrid event in your local area during CHI ’24? Let us know:

If you’re hosting a small event, we can list the details (e.g., contact method, location, Zoom link) above.

You’re also free to use the para.chi.somewhere template for WordPress, available on GitHub.