2nd Career Development Forum at CHI 2017

This one day Forum will help new PHDs develop their careers in HCI through intensive interaction with senior mentors from academia and industry who have been successful in research and professional service. The event is open to all members of the HCI community who have received their PHDs in the past five years.


The Forum will be modeled after the CHI Doctoral Consortia and 2016’s first successful Career Development event at CHI. Each participant will be given 20 minutes to present and get feedback on his/her research and professional activities. We will also hold a series of panels in which senior researchers discuss (a) developing a career trajectory, (b) getting started in professional service, and (c) issues of work/life balance. Topics will include:

  • Building a cohort group of fellow HCI researchers.
  • Establishing a successful career path in academia, industry, and the nonprofit sector
  • Selecting and developing a research trajectory.
  • Identifying potential funding sources and preparing proposals.
  • Getting involved in professional service.
  • Communicating your work and strengthening your public profile
  • Balancing work, family and social life.


To apply, please submit the following by email to: careerdev@chi2017.acm.org

1. A single-authored paper (maximum of 3 pages) in SIGCHI Extended Abstract format describing:

  • Educational background and current position
  • Current research
  • Career, research and professional service goals for the next 5-7 years.
  • What you hope to gain from participating in the Forum

2. Your CV, including links to your website, blog or other public web presence.

 Full information at: https://chi2017.acm.org/careerdev.html


January 27, 2016: Submissions due

February 3rd, 2016: Decisions announced

February 12, 2016: Camera-ready submissions due

May 6 or 7, 2016: Career Development Forum

Luigina Ciolfi, Sheffield Hallam University

Michael Muller, IBM Research

By luiciolfi

I am Professor of HCI in the School of Applied Psychology at University College Cork (Ireland). I research the design, use and evaluation of interactive technologies. I am interested in heritage technologies, mobility, collaborative computing, interactive spaces.

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