Call for Proposals to Host TEI 2015

The Steering Committee welcomes proposals for hosting and organizing future TEI conferences. The conference is typically held in late January or in February, and care should be taken to avoid date conflicts (with regard to the conference and submission deadlines) with international conferences such as CHI that attract a similar audience and overlap regarding paper topics. As of 2010, TEI is an ACM sponsored conference.

TEI attracts an interdisciplinary audience from HCI, engineering, design and the arts and provides a platform for discussion and meeting people. We value diversity and aim to learn from other perspectives. As a custom, TEI has a one-submission-track for all papers (regardless of length) and presentation categories (talks, posters, demos), with authors indicating their preferred presentation style. While there might be different types of communicating and contributions, these all have equal value. We also value hands-on activities we call studios, which are an integral part of the conference and a good place to meet others and learn TEI-skills at the same time.

Proposals should address the following issues:

  • People involved in the bid and their roles (at minimum a conference and papers chair). Please include a short bio for core people and highlight involvement in previous TEI conferences and with the TEI community
  • Commitment to publish the proceedings with ACM and to apply for ACM sponsorship
  • Organizational support at the hosting location
  • Proposed location and details about a possible venue (1/2 to 1 page for venue and city/region each)
  • Potential time(s) when the conference can be held
  • Estimated time for issuing the CfP, availability of a website, submission deadlines and registration deadlines
  • Budget overview (venue hire, etc.) and anticipated financial model (see ACM Conference Financial Management). Please look at the ACM TMRF requirements and include a sketch of the answers to the main questions, and an idea of how your overall budget will map onto the ACM issues.
  • Local organization and supporting organizations
  • Rough idea of likely costs for visitors (estimates only): registration rates for students and non-students (including the dinner), travel costs and rough times from main cities like London, New York, Sydney, a basic decent hotel for 4 nights
  • Arguments for why the conference as proposed by you will be attractive to the TEI community (e.g. accessibility, international rotation, location, relation to specific sub-communities, ability to attract both new and 'old' conference visitors)
  • Likely sponsors
  • Any direction/theme change you would envisage and any new features/tracks you would like to include

Deadline for bids to host TEI 2015: 1 June 2013. The TEI Steering Committee will then take a decision within approximately two months time.

Please email your proposal as a pdf document to

TEI 2014 Proceedings in the ACM Digital Library.

Keynote Speakers

Opening Keynote
Chris Harrison
The Rich-Touch Revolution is Coming
Closing Keynote
Eric Paulos
Hybrid Ecologies: New Stratagems for Computing Culture

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