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Special Events

In addition to technical sessions, courses, workshops, etc., there are several special events happening at CHI 2019.

Sunday 5th May

Newcomers Reception – 17:00 to 19:30, SEC Hall 5

New to CHI? Want to meet other newcomers as well as people who have been coming to CHI for years? Join us for the Newcomers Reception in Hall 5 of the SEC.

SC/AC Reception – 18:00 to 19:30, SEC Hall 5

We are organising a special invite -only event to thank the Subcommittee and Associate Chairs for all of their hard work for CHI 2019. Come along and meet your fellow committee members and say hello to the CHI Newcomers in Hall 5 of the SEC.


Monday 6th May

Conference Reception – 17:30 to 19:30, SEC Hall 4

Join us for the Conference opening reception in Hall 4 of the SEC for a chance to enjoy some food and drink and experience the Interactivity and Demonstration exhibits.


Tuesday 7th May

Diversity & Inclusion Lunch – 12:20 to 14:00, SEC Hall 4

Come along to the Diversity & Inclusion Lunch in Hall 4 of the SEC, where we celebrate the achievements of the diverse CHI community, discuss issues that thwart innovation by impeding inclusion, and collaborate on strategies to empower those who have been marginalised.

Job Fair – 17:30 to 19:30, SEC Hall 4

Recruiters and job candidates are invited to take advantage of the CHI 2019 Job Fair on Tuesday evening in Hall 4 of the SEC. Visit the recruiting booths and boards throughout the conference to find out more about available positions. Job candidates may submit resumes at the Info Booth (Booth 501) in response to positions advertised on the boards.

UX Event – 17:40 to 20:00, Castle 1/2 in Crowne Plaza Hotel

Join us for our UX Event in Castle 1/2 (Crown Plaza Hotel) to meet others from the UX industry and for a keynote from our invited speaker.

CHI Stories – 17:30 to 19:30, SEC Lomond

Come along to CHI Stories in the Lomond room (SEC) to hear storytellers from the CHI community share their experiences and talk about CHI from a personal perspective. CHI Stories will present a personal narrative while at the same time engaging with ideas and themes important to the discipline and conference.


Wednesday 8th May

Town Hall Lunch – 12:20 to 14:00, SEC Lomond

Join us for the SIGCHI Town Hall Lunch to help shape SIGCHI and CHI’s future in the Lomond (SEC). SIGCHI and CHI Steering Committee members will present ongoing programs, processes, activities, and plans. An informal lunch is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Video Showcase – 17:40 to 18:20, SEC Lomond

Come along to the Video Showcase in the Lomond (SEC) to see the latest and greatest of CHI 2019 through the medium of video!

Glasgow Science Centre Reception – 18:00 to 20:00, Glasgow Science Centre

Please join us at the Glasgow Science Centre, just across the river from the conference venue, for a special reception.

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