The UIST 2022 Conference Committee, in consultation with numerous members of the UIST community and past leadership, has decided upon the following approach to in-person / virtual hybridization:
We hope that public health conditions around UIST 2022 will permit an in-person conference of the kind we are planning, and a chance to reconnect with each other face-to-face. In the event that public health conditions deny us this opportunity, we will reassess as required.
Hoping to see everyone in person at UIST 2022!
Sincerely, Jacob O. Wobbrock, Maneesh Agrawala, Frederik Brudy, Kashyap Todi UIST 2022 General Co-Chairs, Hybridization Chair, and Livestreaming Chair
Being an in-person conference, UIST 2022 values the health and safety of its attendees. UIST 2022 also seeks to be a conference that values accessibility and diversity. Accordingly, all UIST 2022 registrants, at their time of registration, will be expected to indicate that they have been vaccinated against COVID-19, or that they have a legitimate medical or religious exemption from vaccination. Would-be registrants who are neither vaccinated nor medically or religiously exempt will not be allowed to attend UIST 2022, but are welcome to watch the free livestreamed talks on YouTube during the conference. For those who do attend UIST 2022, masking will be required indoors for all attendees. Further, anyone experiencing any symptoms of any kind during the conference should not attend conference sessions. Thank you for respecting the health and safety of your fellow UIST community members.