Category Archives: ACM CHI

The ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems

Denver Colorado – The CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems is the premier international conference of Human-Computer Interaction. It’s the third time the annual conference has integrated the EP Smart Conference turn- key program.

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Beams have become a valuable tool for the event allowing the inclusion of grad students, PhD candidates and professors to participate from anywhere in the world. The CHI conference brings together people from multiple disciplines and a diversity of cultures to explore new ways to practice, develop and improve methods and systems in HCI, to discuss ideas that can lead to innovations, and to inspire us all.

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Due to last minute visa approvals and the hardening of borders worldwide, CHI offered time slots and daily access to the Beams for a fee.  “Beams without Borders” was heard from the conference participants helping to inspire the continued development and integration of the EP Smart Conference solution.


CHI 2016 – Big Time Beams in Silicon Valley

Event Presence is once again partnered with ACM supporting CHI 2016: the top conference for Human-Computer Interaction. EP is providing the mobile telepresence “Beam” to academia from around the world the ability to attend the annual conference.

https://chi2016.acm.org/wp/telepresence/

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For those who are finding out about CHI – pronounced kai – for the first time, CHI is a place to see, discuss and learn about the future of how people interact with technology.

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Top researchers from universities, corporations and startups from across the world, as well as the brightest student scientists, designers, and researchers are using the Beam to attend the conference!

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Event Presence is proud to be part of this most important conference, and gathering of the world-wide HCI community in the heart of Silicon Valley.

Beams are being utilized throughout the conference including in specialized tracks as shown below.

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Note the printed maps on the Beams. This allowed the pilots to better understand the venue layout and where to find the Beam docking stations.

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Attendees from Europe were VIP guests up front during Keynote presentations

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Remote attendees tested their skills on the Beam Race track! A German pilot had the fastest time at CHI 2016, congrats.

Dr. Zhivago lecturing a Beam pilot from Australia!DR chivago and Race_


Yep! Even you can become a Beam Pilot.