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Local Chapters Index

SIGCHI Local Chapters are unique in bringing locally together practitioners, academics and students in the field of HCI.

Chapters offer a range of benefits to their members. While each chapter has its own approach, most offer presentations from invited speakers, networking opportunities, and job boards. Some chapters host their own local conferences and hold contests for students.

SIGCHI Vice President for Local Chapters, Tuomo Kujala, sigchi-vp-chapters at

How To Start
If you need help in starting or re-starting a chapter and for other questions about SIGCHI local chapters, contact the SIGCHI VP for Local Chapters.

Start a Professional SIGCHI Chapter – ACM Online Chapter Formation (How-To-Start [pdf])

Start a Student Local SIGCHI Chapter (How-To-Start [pdf])

Chapters Columns in the Interactions magazine’s Community Square

Furtado, E.S., Conte, T., Barbosa, S.D.J., Melo, P., Maciel, C., de Souza, C.R.B. & Kujala T. (2016). Evangelizing HCI research and practice in Brazil. Interactions, 23(6).

Doherty, G. & Kujala, T. (2016). European Chapter Initiative: More HCI speakers in the Distinguished Speakers Program. Interactions, 23(4).

Bazargan, K. & Kujala, T. (2016). SIGCHI’s Iran Chapter: Empowering Local HCI to Create a Better Shared Sociotechnical Future. Interactions, 23(2).

Lamas, D., Zaphiris, P, Law, E. & Kujala, T. (2015). HCI Summer School in Tallinn. Interactions, 22(4).

Sari, E., Tedjasaputra, A.  & Kujala, T. (2015). Growing Together with Indonesian SIGCHI. Interactions, 22(2).

Lee, G., Lee, H., Lim, Y., Lee, U. & Kujala, T. (2014). HCI Korea and the SIGCHI Korea Chapter. Interactions, 21(6).

Kujala, T. (2014). SIGCHI Local Chapters in 2014. Interactions, 21(4).

Szostek, A. & Kujala, T. (2014). CHI Poland – A Network of Local Chapters. Interactions, 21(2).

Prates, R.O., Barbosa, S., da Silveira, M.S., de Souza, C.S., Baranauskas,C. et al. (2013). HCI Community in Brazil – Sweet 16! Interactions, 20(6).

Williams, S., Jacobson, F., Frisberg, N., T Kujala, T. (2013). BayCHI: Serving the Bay Area CHI Community for Over 20 Years. Interactions, 20(4).

Kujala, T. & Häkkilä, J. (2013). User Experiences From the Land of a Thousand Lakes. Interactions, 20(2).

Contact sigchi-vp-chapters at if you are interested in writing a column on your Chapter (three columns per year).

SIGCHI Local Chapters Index

Below is a listing of SIGCHI Local Chapters worldwide.

To update your Local SIGCHI Chapter information, please send a message to ACM and SIGCHI representatives containing the information to be updated.

View Local Chapters in a large map

Find a chapter near you:
Africa, Americas (outside USA), Asia/Pacific, Europe, United States.


Wananchi, Nairobi. Chartered Chapter. Contact: kagonya at, Kagonya Awori
Windhoek ACM SIGCHI, Windhoek. Chartered Chapter. Contact: apeters at, Anicia Peters

Americas (outside USA)

Brazil CHI, Ceara. Chartered Chapter.
Contact: elizabet at, Elizabeth Sucupira Furtado.
CapCHI, Ottawa. Chartered Chapter.
Contact: chair at, Professor Robert Biddle.
TorCHI, Toronto. Chartered Chapter.
Contact: takesh at, Harumi Takesh.
Chile SIGCHI, Valparaiso. Chartered Chapter.
Contact: chair at Chile SIGCHI, Dr. Cristian Rusu.
Mexico ACM SIGCHI, Mexico City. Chartered Chapter.  Contact: vicmgyg at

Asia / Pacific

SIGCHI China. Chartered Chapter.
Contact: acm.sigchi.china.chapter at
North India ACM SIGCHI, Allahabad. Chartered Chapter. Contact: sigchi at or or Anupam Agrawal.
Indonesia ACM SIGCHI, Semarang. Chartered Chapter. Contact: eunice.sari at, Dr. Eunice Sari.
Iran ACM SIGCHI, Tehran. Chartered Chapter. Contact: kaveh.bazargan at, Dr. Kaveh Bazargan
IsraHCI, Tel Aviv. Chartered Chapter. Contact: info at
SIGCHI Korea, Seoul. Chartered Chapter. Contact: chi-Korea at or Jee-In Kim.
New Zealand
SIGCHI_NZ, Palmerston Nth. Chartered Chapter. Contact: chi-SIGCHI-NZ at


Taipei ACM SIGCHI Chapter, Taipei. Chartered Chapter. Contact: haochuan at


Belgium, Chartered Chapter. Contact: at or Johan Verhaegen, +32 (0)15 40 01 38.
Cyprus SIGCHI, Cyprus. Chartered Chapter.
Contact: fernando.loizides at
Czech Republic, Prague. Chartered Chapter.
Contact: Luboš Plotěný lubos.ploteny at
Estonian SIGCHI Professional Chapter of ACM, Tallinn. Chartered Chapter. Contact: David Lamas.
SIGCHI Finland, Sonera. Chartered Chapter. Contact: Virpi.Roto at
Toulouse SIGCHI, Toulouse. Chartered Chapter. Contact: chi-Toulouse at or Jean-Leon Bouraoui, +33 5 61 55 62 58.
SIGCHI Paris. Chartered Chapter. Contact: at or Emmanuel Pietriga.
Greek ACM SIGCHI Chapter (GrCHI), Athens. Chartered Chapter. Contact: greekchi at
Ireland ACM SIGCHI, Dublin. Chartered Chapter. Contact: gavin.doherty at
SIGCHI Italy, Povo, Trento. Chartered Chapter. Contact: or Massimo Zancanaro +39 0461 314586.
CHI Poland (CHI Polska), Warsaw. Chartered Chapter. Contact: info at
RoCHI, Bucuresti. Chartered Chapter. Contact: chi-Romania at or Dorian Gorgan.
Central Russia ACM SIGCHI, Moscow. Chartered Chapter. Contact: Ivan at
Spain ACM SIGCHI, San Mateo. Chartered Chapter. Contact: angel.puerta at
STIMDI Prospective Chapter. Contact:
SwissCHI, Zürich. Chartered Chapter.
Contact: Dr. Daniel Felix, felix at, +41444465050.
UK ACM SIGCHI, Newcastle. Chartered Chapter. Contact: Prof Shaun Lawson, slawson at

United States

BayCHI, San Fransisco Bay Area. Chartered Chapter. Contact: chair at
CHI-Atlanta, Atlanta. Chartered Chapter.
Contact: chi-Atlanta at .
CHI ISU, Iowa State University. Chartered Student Chapter. Contact: chi-ISU at or Debra Satterfield, +1 515 294 2725.
BostonCHI, Greater Boston. Chartered Chapter. Contact: chair at or Rachel Kern.
Michigan ACM SIGCHI, Ann Arbor. Chartered Chapter. Contact: jcr at
University of Michigan ACM Student SIGCHI, Ann Arbor. Chartered Student Chapter. Contact: sochi-officers at
GatewayCHI, St. Louis. Chartered Chapter. Contact: chi-St-Louis at or Jerry Weinberg, +1 618-650-2368.
New York
Rochester Institute of Technology ACM SIGCHI Chapter, Rochester. Chartered Student Chapter. Contact: sm2550 at, Chair Sabari Nathan Masilamani.
CHIFOO, Portland. Chartered Chapter. Contact: secretary at or Leo Frishberg, +1 (503) 750-6007.
PhillyCHI, Philadelphia. Chartered Chapter. Contact: phillychi at
NUCHI, Provo. Chartered Chapter. Contact: chi-NUCHI at or Grant Skousen.
GMU SIGCHI, Fairfax. Chartered Student Chapter. Contact: chi-GeorgeMason at or Ken Robinson , +1 703 993 4667.
Puget Sound SIGCHI, Bellevue. Chartered Chapter. Contact: pssigchi at or Josh LaMar.

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