Global Plaza

A CHI 2023 Global Inclusion & Equity Initiative

The Global Plaza is a special venue event part of CHI 2023!

CHI 2023 Global Plaza


The CHI 2023 Global Plaza is the second in the series organised by Global Inclusion and Equity Initiative. It was organised by Annu Sible Prabhakar, Cuauhtémoc Rivera Loaiza, Eiad Yafi, Marisol Wong-Villacres and Jones Yeboah in the previous year. This year, we build on their successes and continue to keep building bridges to make CHI more inclusive. To know more about last year's success, we invite you to view last year's webpage.


The goals of Global Plaza are to foster global inclusion and equity and decrease barriers to collaboration among CHI communities worldwide. Global Plaza will offer the opportunity to SIGCHI chapters to come together, showcase their activities, and interact with CHI attendants.


The Global Plaza is a meeting place for CHI chapters worldwide to showcase their activities, research, researchers, and discuss diverse ideas. We hope you will make meaningful connections through your participation in the Global Plaza.


Hybrid: We invite all SIGCHI chapters interested in connecting with others across the world and discovering potential collaborations.


We encourage SIGCHI chapter members from all across the world with interest in exchanging ideas and knowledge with other chapters to participate in the Global Plaza initiative.

If you are interested in being part of Global Plaza, we kindly ask you to fill out this form: Lime Survey Form Link. Your responses will allow us to group you based on your timezone and explore funding options to support your attendance at the conference and the Global Plaza event.

Please submit your responses to the form by Friday, March 10th March 24th, 2023. In case of any questions, please feel free to email us at We will provide more details about the formation of the groups in each session, time slots, and schedule as we get closer to the event.


We will have several sessions happening in-person and virtual. We will also help local chapters and groups to meetup with their country delegates. Global Plaza events take place during the coffee breaks at CHI 2023. More details will be shared soon.

Countries Represented during last year's Global Plaza Sessions

  • Brazil
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • Pakistan
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Sri Lanka
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • USA

Every registered CHI attendee is welcome to join and be part of any all sessions of the Global Plaza. This year we hope to be able to expand this list and get more people involved. We need your help!


Virtual Global Plaza will happen in 1-hour sessions on a rolling basis every day during the conference. SIGCHI chapter members will lead each session, offering activities such as:

  • Poster presentation of chapter activities.
  • Showcase of chapter members’ research and SIGCHI 2023 papers.
  • Language-Exchange.
  • Present chapters’ research, best practices, challenges, and possibilities to collaborate with others.
  • Conversations with SIGCHI executive members and researchers from the geographical region of the chapters.
  • Opportunities for collaboration and networking with chapters and researchers in nearby regions.


The Global Inclusion & Equity chairs at CHI 2023 are committed to developing and supporting structures facilitating access to SIGCHI initiatives to communities around the world. Our goal for this conference is to work with the SIGCHI local chapters in identifying opportunities to strengthen their connections, thereby supporting networking efforts. You can contact us at

Jordan Aiko Deja

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University of Primorska and De La Salle University

Cuauhtémoc Rivera Loaiza

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Universidad Michoacana

Marisol Wong-Villacres

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Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral


Work on the Global Plaza will not be possible without the help of our collaborators. We are also on the lookout for more volunteers to help us especially on the language-specific sessions. If you think you are a good match, please do not hesitate to send us an email!

Adriana Navarro-Sainz

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University of Cincinnati

Pioneers of the Global Plaza

The Global Plaza Format of the CHI Conference Global Inclusion and Equity Intiative was made possible by the following pool of founders.

Annu Sible Prabhakar

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University of Cincinnati

Eiad Yafi

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University of Technology Sydney & Institute of Business, Timor-Leste

Susan Dray

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Dray & Associates

Jones Yeboah

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University of Cincinnati