Press Release: See The Future For Only $10


Contact: Rosemary W. Stevens
CHI 2014 Publicity Coordinator
(650) 494-2800


CHI 2014

29 April 2014, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 17:30 - 19:30

TORONTO, CANADA -- (14 April 2014)  For about the price of a movie, Torontonians can gain admission to interesting exhibits at a major international conference about the future of computing technology being hosted in Toronto. Presenters from companies such as Google, Facebook, eBay, and Yahoo! will join scholars from universities including Stanford, MIT, Harvard, Carnegie Mellon and the University of Toronto to share ideas and further develop the quality of human-computer interaction at this year’s ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, (CHI 2014), scheduled 26 April - 1 May 2014 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, Canada.

On Tuesday night, 29 April, the CHI 2014 conference has made it’s interactive exhibits, videos and wearable technology collection available to anyone who wants to come and experience the future of interactive computing technology. You’ll have the opportunity to touch, feel, squeeze, hear or even smell interactive visions of the future. This special program includes Interactivity, 63 interactive exhibits; Video Showcase, 23 videos (popcorn and cookies included!); and the Wearable Computing Exhibit, an extensive collection of wearable technologies spanning from 2001 to the present.

These presentations come as prototypes, demonstrations, artworks, design experiences as well as inspirational technologies. You will be available to immerse yourself in interactive environments. For example:

  • See a robot interact as a social companion
  • Experience plants talking to you in as you water them
  • Interact and retrieve news reported by the CBC for the past 24 years
  • Run and have your stride critiqued for improvement
  • Develop recipes from your computer
  • Make music with mobile devices
  • Learn about 3D printing

For more information about this special event, consult CHI 2014 special events.

Who: Anyone who wants to see and experience the future of computers and technology
What: See the Future for only $10 at CHI 2014
When: Tuesday, 29 April 2014, 17:30 - 19:30
Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Why: Inspire and spark interest in shaping the future
Cost: $10

About the CHI Conference
Originally a small conference for psychologists interested in user interface design, the annual CHI conference has grown to include a very diverse participant group such as interaction designers, computer scientists, engineering psychologists, developers, and performing artists. It deals with larger problems such as the organizational integration of technology, and the use of technology in all areas of life. This year’s conference marks 32 years of research, innovation and development in the field of Human-Computer Interaction and is expected to draw about 3,000 professionals from over 49 countries. The experience at CHI 2014 offers innovative opportunities for interacting with future technologies. For complete information about this year’s conference, consult the CHI 2014 program.

Conference Sponsors
ACM --- ACM, the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, delivers resources that advance computing as a science and a profession. ACM provides the computing field’s premier Digital Library and serves its members and the computing profession with leading-edge publications, conferences, and career resources. Please visit ACM for more information.

SIGCHI --- Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) is the focus of ACM’s Special Interest Group, SIGCHI, the host organization for the annual CHI Conference. ACM SIGCHI embraces work on the hardware and software engineering of interactive systems, the structure of communication between human and machine, characterization of the experience, use, and context of use for interactive systems, methodology of design, and new designs themselves. Preeminent in its field, ACM SIGCHI provides you with a wide-ranging forum for the exchange of ideas with others interested in HCI. Please visit ACM SIGCHI for more information.

Organizations contributing to the financial support of the conference include Champion Sponsors Autodesk, Bloomberg, Google, Inc., GRAND NCE, Microsoft Corp., NAVER,  and the Computer Science Department of the University of Toronto.