CSCW 2022 will be a Virtual Conference


We established several guiding principles for CSCW 2022, aligned with the goals established by CSCW organizers before us. These principles helped us to guide our thought experiments:

  • Provide global scholars with ways to present and discuss their work;
  • Create opportunities for emerging scholars to network with others: to connect with their global cohort, and to connect with more established scholars;
  • Provide opportunities for scholars to intersect and interact with others;
  • Provide opportunities for our diverse community to participate;
  • Ensure we connect CSCW with Taiwan and Asia.


Our approach is centered on three major ideas: (1) a robust asynchronous program; (2) CSCW as a multi-week experience; (3) new opportunities designed for emerging scholars.

Robust Asynchronous Program

We will use a platform to enable asynchronous delivery of conference talks, and facilitate long-running discussions with authors. Succinctly, we will ask authors to prepare video presentations that attendees can view at their convenience, and provide a platform that will support Q&A and discussion between attendees and authors.

CSCW as a Multi-Week Experience

“Must-attend events.” CSCW will have several short weekly synchronous sessions where the community can gather and interact. These ~2h sessions will center on exciting events that are of broad interest to the entire community–e.g. the poster and demo reception, plenaries, panels, and town halls. These sessions will therefore be the main “meeting points” for the CSCW community.

Specific Opportunities for New and Emerging Scholars

CSCW’s inclusive mission aims to create a community for and with emerging scholars (e.g. students, newcomers to CSCW, etc.). Our aim is to support emerging scholars as they introduce themselves to each other and the community, to network with the community, and so forth.


We are excited to realize CSCW 2022 as this new kind of online conference, and would love to hear from you. If you’ve got great ideas about how to make this an even more exciting conference, please contact us



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