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Computer Human Interaction Conference Previews Future of Technology and User Interface Designs

CHI 2003: Predicting the Future By Creating IT

Fort Lauderdale, FL / New York, NY (13 February 2003) - Do you want to know what it will be like to interact with computers 5, 10 or 15 years from now? If so, come to CHI 2003 April 5-10 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. For one week people from all over the world show how they've taken ideas which sound like science fiction and made them into reality.

Long time CHI participant and presenter Jared Spool says, "I've been attending the CHI conference steadily since 1986 and have had the privilege of seeing the future unfold. Most of the technology we see today on the internet desktop computers, PDAs, our kitchen appliances and even our cars started as ideas presented at CHI."

The CHI 2003 program is especially rich in opportunities to preview the future. Just a few of this year's offerings include: 36 Tutorials on topics ranging from usability, Web design, new technologies and accessibility; panels on a gamut of issues including cultural dimensions of design; new voting technologies and email overload; and the rare opportunity to actually talk with some of the people behind today's challenging design problems that will become tomorrow's products.

The annual CHI Conference is the premier worldwide forum for the exchange of information on all aspects of how people interact with computers. The conference features a six day program full of presentations, tutorials, vendor exhibits and networking opportunities. Researchers, practitioners, educators, and students from around the world join in exploring and creating the future of computer-human interaction. Approximately 2400 professionals from over 45 countries will examine the future of human-computer interaction from April 5-10 in Fort Lauderdale, FL at the Broward County Convention Center.

CHI conferences are sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (ACM SIGCHI). In addition to ACM, various organizations in the technology industry support the CHI conference. The CHI 2003 sponsors include: Diamond Bullet, Microsoft, OSDN Slashdot, Unisys, Yahoo! Inc., National Science Foundation, IBM, Nokia, Sun Microsystems, User Interface Engineering, Menlo Technology Group and eLearn Magazine.

For more information, contact the CHI 2003 Conference Office at +1 312 321-4096, send e-mail to or consult the CHI 2003 Web site at:
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