On this, the 40th anniversary of the ACM SIGCHI CHI Conference series, Professor Aaron Quigley has been appointed the chair elect of the CHI Steering Committee (SC).

This flagship conference is generally considered the most prestigious in the field of Human Computer Interaction.

The CHI SC began with the aim of gathering data and knowledge about the CHI conference (to be used in defining strategic evolutions) and its organization processes. Since 2018, the CHI SC has been responsible for overseeing the running of the ACM CHI Conference series. The SC serves as a focal point for communications between the conference committee, CHI attendees, CHI committees, CHI vendors, CHI liaison, SIGCHI and the SIGCHI Services Staff. 

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In two years Professor Quigley will become the chair of the SC. He serves now as "chair elect" in this incoming chair role to support the current chair along with the chair emeritus.

The flagship ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems is the premier international conference for the field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), and attracts thousands of international attendees annually.

CHI has been sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group on Computer–Human Interaction (SIGCHI) since 1983. CHI was born in 1982 as the “Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems” and following the 1983 CHI conference, it’s been held annually since 1985.

In his previous role on the executive committee as ACM SIGCHI Vice President for conferences, Professor Quigley helped to establish the CHI steering committee in 2016.

When Professor Quigley and Professor Kitamura chaired the CHI Conference in 2021 to Virtual Yokohama they welcomed 5145 delegates in the largest CHI conference to date.

The impact of the work presented and discussed at CHI conferences has shaped the digital experiences many of us take for granted today. Each year the future of HCI is showcased at CHI as we advance what is possible with computing.