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Telephone Conference Call Meeting of the SIGCHI Executive Committee (EC) Monday, November 24, 1997

Summary of the SIGCHI EC Conference Call Meeting November 24, 1997


Elected Officers

Chair (non-voting), Mike Atwood
Past Chair, Jim Miller
Executive Vice-chair, Guy Boy
Vice-chair for Operations, Bob Mack
Vice-chair for Finance, Jean Scholtz
Vice-chair for Communications, Cathleen Wharton (minutes)


Advisory Board (1 vote) John Karat, Allison Druin


Bulletin Editor-in-Chief, Steven Pemberton
Program Director, David Riederman
Adjunct-chair for Public Relations, Rosemary Wick Stevens
Information Director, Keith Instone
Adjunct Chair for Organizational Design, Clare-Marie Karat
Program Director Administrative Assistant, James Vant

These minutes were created on December 30, 1997, and approved by a vote of 6-0-2 on 4 February 1998.)

December 1997 SIGCHI EC Meeting Plans

The EC reviewed their plans for the face-to-face meeting to be held in New York from December 12-14. The main purpose of the meeting is to perform a detailed analysis of the budget and all budget proposals that have been put forth by the SIGCHI membership. At this time, the known agenda items for the December meeting include:

  • Budget Proposals
  • SIGCHI Bulletin and Interactions
  • International Task Force
  • Running our SIGCHI Task Forces
  • SIGCHI Web Site
  • SIGCHI Mission Statement
  • Possible Membership Fees Increase
  • SIGCHI Fact Sheet
  • SIGCHI 98 Annual Business Meeting and Reception
  • Local SIGs
  • Status on Summer 98 Committee Meeting
  • Status of all Conferences and Other Activities
  • Cooperating Societies
  • SIGCHI as an ACM Society

Update on Budget Proposals

Jean Scholtz reviewed the current collection of budget proposals. To date she has received 10 budget proposals totaling $56,600. Several more proposals are expected to be turned in prior to the December meeting. The proposals received to date have been sent to all EC members for their review prior to the December meeting. The 10 budget proposals received so far are concerned with the following issues:

  • New Members Mentoring Program
  • Domain Issues in HCI
  • Industry Issues
  • Membership Outreach
  • Government Agency Issues
  • SIGCHI Market Research Project
  • New Identity for SIGCHI
  • ACM/SIGCHI Advertisements
  • Symposium Development
  • Usability Process Workshop

As soon as the other proposals are received, they will be sent out as well. All proposals will be archived.

Beyond the membership's proposals, it was noted that we needed to make sure that the following items were addressed, as appropriate, in our annual budget:

  • SIGCHI Annual Volunteer Reception (held at the CHI conference)
  • Conference Management Committee Budget
  • Additional requests for conference support (for ESP99, Alternate Reality Conference, Speakers for a Local SIG Conference)

Update on Development Fund Proposals

Additionally, Jean Scholtz noted that she has received two development proposals for a total of $7500. One of these proposals is for $5500 and one is for $2000. We will discuss these proposals further at the December meeting. At this point, $7415 remains in the Development Proposal Fund. We have spent $400 (actual) to date, and the rest of the budget has already been allocated.

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