The following email was sent on the 11th September 2019 to those who expressed interest in the Halfway to the Future symposium. It was the last email sent to subscribers, with the subscribers list being deleted after the email was sent.
Halfway to the Future: Provisional programme and early-bird registration
Our provisional programme is now online which includes the details of the 29 talks and 13 posters accepted to the symposium (in addition to our 6 keynotes and panels). Information on demos as well as abstracts for the accepted papers will be coming soon. Thank you to the Programme Committee members for their hard work, we couldn't have done this without your support.
We hope that you find the programme as exciting as we do. Each session has been curated so that we can have an engaging discussion around our six symposium themes, reflecting on work that has taken place and looking towards the future of where HCI and design-based research might go. We have set the timings of each session to allow for as much audience participation as possible throughout the entirety of the two days.
We hope you choose to register, which you can do online now on our website. We have extended the early registration deadline to the 27th September and there are a number of SIGCHI-sponsored student registrations still available (£25 registration for students).
Finally, this is my final email to you as a subscriber of our Expression of Interest mailing list. After this email is sent, I will be deleting all data relating to the expression of interest from our systems. Thank you for expressing interest in the symposium (and for reading and responding to these emails), it gave us the confidence that we were doing the right thing very early on in this process.
On behalf of the organising committee, we look forward to meeting you in November!
Martin Porcheron (Communications Chair & Treasurer)