Open Houses & Facility Tours

Sometimes companies and universities host open houses or lab tours on the days before or after the conference (this year, most are on Friday, May 13). You may learn more about these opportunities by contacting the host organizations directly to receive details about participation.  These events are not CHI events; they are the sole responsibility of the hosting organization, but you may use the links below to contact the various hosts for details.

Attendees must present CHI badges at Open Houses & Tours.

Yahoo UX Research & Accessibility (this event is full)

UE Group


HCI@UC Santa Cruz

Stanford HCI + Design (Sunday, May 8th)


Yahoo UX Research & Accessibility

This event is full

Type: Tour & Lunch

Time: 10 am – 12 pm PT (guests must arrive 10 – 10:30 am), May 13th

Location: 701 First Ave. Sunnyvale, CA 94089

Description: Meet UX Researchers at Yahoo, tour our labs and campus, and network over lunch.

Arrival & Parking

At the security gate, please let the staff know you are here for the UX Research and Accessibility tour in Building B.

Parking spots are reserved with cones near the front door of Building B, marked as “User Research Facility Parking Only” signs. Please remove and replace the cones upon parking and leaving. If there are no spots available, please find a visitor parking spot.

In the Building B lobby, check in with the video monitor where a virtual receptionist will greet you. Ask for Nada Jawad or Cristy Rowley.


  • Arrivals: 10-10:30pm (Refreshments provided at Building B lobby)
  • UX Lab Tour: 10:30- 11
  • Accessibility Lab Tour: 11-11:30
  • Yahoo Campus Tour: 11:30-12pm
  • Lunch: 12-1pm



Please RSVP for this event

Type: Open House

Time: 9 – 11 am PT (guests may arrive anytime in this window), May 13th

Location: 1165 Lincoln Ave Suite 221, San Jose, CA 95125

Description: Please stop by to meet our team, see our cool lab, and learn more about UEGroup’s unique flavor of UX… and grab some coffee and muffins!



Please RSVP for this event by May 11th (password: “FBOPENHOUSE”)

Type: Open House & Tour

Time: 10:30 am – 2 pm PT, May 13th

  • Use the RSVP to sign up for a tour time.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled tour to check in.
  • Tours will last about 30 minutes. Guests are welcome to hang out before/after their tour to chat with the UX Research team.

Location: 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, Building 16

Description: Come tour the Facebook UX Labs with our Lab Manager and enjoy light refreshments with members of our UX Research team!


HCI@UC Santa Cruz

Please RSVP for this event

Type: Open House

Time: 1 – 3 pm PT, May 13th

Location: Jack Baskin School of Engineering, E2 Building, room E2 262, Santa Cruz, CA 95064

Description: Come learn about HCI research at UC Santa Cruz, and enjoy the beautiful campus (amidst redwood trees by the Pacific Coast). We’ll show work from our labs from 1-3 p.m., then adjourn down the hill to the Jack O’Neill Lounge directly by the sea. A great way to unwind after CHI! Please RSVP if you think you’ll come, so we have an idea of numbers!


Stanford HCI + Design

Please RSVP for this event

Type: Tour & Dinner

Time: 6 – 10 pm PT, May 8th (Sunday)

Location: Stanford, Thomas F. Peterson Engineering Laboratory/Building 550, 550 Panama Mall, Stanford CA

Description: Design + HCI has been shaking it up the last few years. We hired six new faculty members who study people and technology at the intersection of design, art and social science. Come join us at the Stanford for food, drinks, demos and posters. Or just come and hang out with old friends! We will supply roundtrip bus transportation (starting at 5:30 PM, last bus back to San Jose is at 10 pm) throughout the event from the San Jose Convention Center (West San Carlos St. side) or it’s a 25 minute Lyft/Uber ride away if you’d like to travel on your own.

This is an open event, so feel free to bring additional guests, but please have them RSVP so that we get an accurate head count for the food and drink.