Monday, May 9th
Lunch: 12:50 – 14:30
Meet a small group for lunch

The CHI 2016 conference is excited to host its first lunch@chi this year. Taking inspiration from similar events at other conferences, we’ll be matching junior researchers just beginning to contribute to the HCI community with researchers who’ve been thinking and writing in this space for years or decades. You’ll get the chance to form lasting relationships with people you might not have otherwise had the opportunity to meet in the hustle and bustle of a conference consisting of thousands of people.

We hope this lunch will prove to be a unique opportunity for you to get to know people at myriad points in their careers and at various institutions.

Quick Details

What’s this lunch about?

  • Meeting people from different institutions who are new to (or well-established in) the field
  • Getting to know these people in a more personal environment than at CHI

How it works

If you sign up, we’ll place you in a small group with other researchers who share an interest in a topic. Then, you’ll get lunch together and chat about the lunch topic (or whatever else you want!).

Important Details

  • It will be held at the lunch break on Monday, May 9th.
  • We will find and book restaurants for you.
  • Everyone will pay for their own meals.
  • Lunches will be capped at 8 people, including the host(s). Groups between 4-6 people will be confirmed for the date. Groups of 3 or fewer will be removed or encouraged to combine.

How to participate

  • If you are interested in leading a lunch as an established researcher (like you’ve been to CHI 3 or more times)
    • Click here and fill out this very short form (only four questions/30 seconds)
  • If you want to join a lunch
    • Sign up when you register for the conference. If you’ve already registered, you can still join in – just use the link on your confirmation email to add a lunch@chi!

If you have any questions, feedback or suggestion, we would like to hear from you. Please contact us at

Hajin Lim, Cornell University
Ali Alkhatib, Stanford University