CHI 2020: Right Here, Right Now?
Extended Abstracts of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
CHI '20: CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
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Jacques, J. (2020). CHI 2020: Right Here, Right Now?. Extended Abstracts of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems https://doi.org/10.1145/3334480.3381806
Over the last twenty years the CHI conference has grown substantially. However, with the reframing of climate change as a climate crisis, environmental concerns have become increasingly pervasive in the community. In 2019 CHI introduced a sustainability role and set a goal to make CHI more sustainable. In 2020 CHI is in Hawaii. This work looks back over the last two decades and estimates what are substantial and growing CO2 emissions from conference travel. First, it posits how, in the short term, potential environmental damage can be minimised. Second, and longer-term, it invites the community to reflect on research dissemination and how the conference experience may need to change.
This work was supported by EPSRC grant EP/R004471/1
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3334480.3381806
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/301702
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