SIGCHI Video - Summary

Video recording for SIGCHI conferences

SIGCHI provides conferences with equipment to record talks. The equipment includes five sets of capture stations, cameras and all required accessories. SIGCHI has a limited budget allocated for shipping and later captioning of the recordings. Please contact the SIGCHI Video Team for more information. Conferences need to cover one additional student volunteer per track for recording. Recorded talks are published in the ACM Digital Library and the SIGCHI YouTube channel. Please also see the SIGCHI Live and Recorded video policy.

If a conference plans to record talks, a video chair should be appointed. The video chair handles organisation of equipment, training SVs, post-processing of recordings and upload.

- Planning: The video chair should contact David Lindlbauer, Kashyap Todi, and Roman Rädle <> as soon as possible but a minimum of 5 months before the conference to start planning and reserve the equipment.

- Costs: Shipping and captioning are paid by SIGCHI. Conferences only cover complementary SV registrations (1 SV per track).

- Permissions are acquired when authors complete the ACM copyright form for their paper. They have the option to opt out. For other formats (e.g., keynotes), permissions are acquired individually on-site. Presenters can revoke or give their permission at any time.

- Equipment: The equipment records HD video and is capable of live streaming. Until the SIGCHI EC has a policy on live streaming in place, live streaming can be discussed and agreed with the VP for conferences on a case by case basis.

- Recording: On-site recording is performed by student volunteers, overseen by the video chair.

- Post-processing and uploading of the recordings are handled by the conference video chair with support (software, documentation) from the SIGCHI Operations team.

Video presentation

SIGCHI publishes video previews, keynotes, plenaries, and paper presentations from CHI and specialised conference (e.g., UIST, TEI, SUI, CHI Play) in the ACM Digital Library and the SIGCHI Youtube channel.

Key stats SIGCHI Youtube channel -

3,600 videos published (e.g., 1,700 video previews, 90 keynotes & plenaries, 1,500 paper talks)


48,000 hours watched

6,700 subscribers (95% of views from non-subscribers)

If you are interested, please contact David Lindlbauer, Kashyap Todi and Roman Rädle <> from the SIGCHI Operations team for details.