Local & Hybrid

In-person at Tokyo Tech (Ookayama Campus) in Tokyo, Japan and synchronous on Zoom

Live Virtual Papers

Online-only CHI ’24 papers, unsubmitted papers, and recent HCI journal papers are presented live


Networking and mentorship for students, early career researchers, and HCI folks from all walks of life and career stages

What is

Human-computer interaction (HCI) researchers around the world are holding events in parallel to CHI ’24 (May 11-16th, 2024), an initiative called para.chi. Dr. Katie Seaborn @ Tokyo Tech is hosting with Dr. Giulia Barbareschi @ Keio University and Dr. Alarith Uhde @ the University of Tokyo.

Motivations run the gamut: the #whychi movement; the crises in Hawai’i, where CHI ’24 is taking place; desires for more sustainable and accessible conferencing; concerns about global pandemics and geopolitical events; the decision to remove synchronous participation for virtual authors at CHI ’24, which disproportionately affects students, early career researchers, and all those unable or unwilling to join in-person; and a wish for stronger ties locally.

Through, we offer a parallel event to CHI ’24 that (i) provides a live session for accepted virtual papers and unsubmitted papers and HCI journal papers; (ii) enables networking opportunities; and (iii) connects students and early career researchers with a diversity of HCI folk locally and online.

Mon, May 13th Schedule


  • 9:45: Doors & Zoom Open
  • 10:00: Welcome
  • 10:10: In-person Papers 1
    • 4x 20 min (each paper: 10-min presentation + 10-min Q&A)
  • 11:30: Lunch Break (On Your Own)


  • 13:00: Matching Game
  • 14:00: In-Person Papers 2
    • 3x 20 min
  • 15:00: Break
  • 15:30: Networking
  • 16:30: Virtual+ Papers
    • 3x 20 min
  • 17:30: Closing

This is the final schedule. We have a full-day event.

Dates and times are JST.


Hybrid Experience

Virtual and in-person options

Collaboration Room

2nd Floor, West Building 9, Ookayama Campus, Tokyo Tech

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Link will be provided to attendees closer to the date

Get Zoom →


Whether you have work to present or want to be where the action’s at, join online or face-to-face as a presenter or audience member. You don’t have to be in the Tokyo area or even this time zone. We welcome engagement from around the globe.

Present your paper live

Do you have a virtual paper accepted at CHI ’24? Perhaps you chose not to submit to CHI ’24 this year, but have a paper ready? Maybe you have a HCI journal paper just accepted or published and are looking for a live venue. Present your work and get feedback from a live audience in the Tokyo-Japan-Asia region! Participation is free.

Be the audience

Students, researchers at all career stages, industry professionals, hobbyists, and professorsーjoin us online or in Tokyo, Japan at Tokyo Tech Ookayama Campus to support virtual presenters and those who did not submit this year, as well as network with a diversity of HCI folks.

Participation is free! We only ask that you commit to joining and be an engaging audience while here.

Deadline: April 28th, 2024

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