Hello Earthlings,

SpaceCHI 2021 workshop at the Annual Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) of the Association for Computing Machinery is just one week away! We are looking forward to welcoming all of you to join us virtually on May 14, 2021. We are pleased to announce our keynote speaker, Professor Jeffrey Alan Hoffman, a former NASA astronaut and a professor of aeronautics and astronautics at MIT.

Professor Hoffman made five flights as a Space Shuttle astronaut, including the first mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope in 1993, and was awarded NASA Distinguished Service Medals in 1994 and 1997. You can learn more about our keynote speaker using the link : https://spacechi.media.mit.edu/#keynote

On the workshop day, we are gathering online via MIT zoom starting at 9 am EST time. Please use the following zoom link to join the workshop. You can check out the finalized program of SpaceCHI and the accepted talks & posters using the links below :

If your paper has been accepted as a talk, we ask you to follow the following presenter’s guidelines:

  • Strict adherence to a 5 minute presentation

  • Avoid video if possible

  • Remain efficient in slides

  • Include contact information

  • Avoid sharing confidential information

If your paper has been accepted as a poster, your poster will be exhibited in a virtual gallery during the week of the workshop. We encourage you to come to an optional pre-workshop gathering in the virtual gallery. You can find the detail about the pre-workshop gathering below.

As we previously announced, we are hosting an optional pre and post-workshop SpaceCHI event.

  • The pre-workshop event (May 10, 2021, from 10 am – 12 pm EST time) will consist of a networking period, a virtual poster session (in a virtual gallery), and a brainstorming session that will happen in a web-based virtual gathering platform. If you are interested in participating, please sign up by Friday, May 7 via : https://spacechi.media.mit.edu/pre-post-workshop/

  • The post-workshop event (May 24, 2021 from 10 am – 12 pm) for participants that want to discuss the next steps and follow-on projects generated through the brainstorming session (contribution to a special issue publication, follow-up paper, etc.) of SpaceCHI. If you are interested in participating, please sign up by Friday, May 7 via: https://spacechi.media.mit.edu/pre-post-workshop/

Finally, the team has prepared a workshop kit for you to make the workshop memorable, including zoom backgrounds and a spaceflight ticket to SpaceCHI. Please check it out using the following link : https://spacechi.media.mit.edu/workshop-kit/

We are looking forward to seeing you all soon!

Per Aspera Ad Astra,

SpaceCHI 2021 team