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In-Person / Virtual Hybridization Approach

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:

  • UIST 2022 is intended to be an in-person conference.
  • There will be no separate “virtual attendance” registration option; all registrations are for in-person attendance.
  • If an accepted paper’s authors all cannot attend in-person, they will have the option to submit a pre-recorded talk video to be played to a live audience during their paper session; in such cases, which we expect to be rare, authors can optionally choose whether to be present on Zoom for live Q&A after their video has played.
  • All in-person talks will be livestreamed to YouTube and viewable without restrictions in real time; Discord will be available for remote viewers to submit questions during the livestream, some of which might be read by the session chair or a student volunteer during the Q&A period.
  • Livestreamed talks will be of adequate but not high quality; a few weeks after the conference concludes, high quality videos (with captions) will be posted in their place, including any pre-recorded talk videos; thus, every talk will ultimately have a high quality video posted for UIST 2022.
  • There will be no online/virtual aspect to the popular Demo session at UIST 2022.
  • Accepted posters will have their PDF version displayed online on the SIGCHI Programs app.

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!

Jacob O. Wobbrock, Maneesh Agrawala, Frederik Brudy, Kashyap Todi
UIST 2022 General Co-Chairs, Hybridization Chair, and Livestreaming Chair

Vaccination Policy

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.



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