Registration is open

Early-bird discounts are available until 15th September, register now!

Keynote announcements

We're proud to announce prof. Ian Bogost as the opening keynote for CHI Play 2017, as well as prof. Katherine Isbister as the conclusive one.


March 3, 2017, 23:59 PT
Workshop proposals

April 14, 2017, 23:59 PT
Full papers

May 26, 2017, 23:59 PT
Course proposals

June 30, 2017, 23:59 PT
Spotlight papers
Game competition

July 14, 2017, 23:59 PT
Doctoral consortium


CHI PLAY is an international and interdisciplinary conference (by ACM SIGCHI) for researchers and professionals across all areas of play, games and human-computer interaction (HCI). We call this area “player-computer interaction.”

The goal of the conference is to highlight and foster discussion of current high quality research in games and HCI as foundations for the future of digital play. To this end, the conference will feature streams that blend academic research and games with research papers, interactive demos, and industry case studies.

CHI PLAY grew out of the increasing work around games and play emerging from the ACM annual conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) as well as smaller conferences such as Fun and Games and Gamification. CHI PLAY is sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group for Computer-Human Interaction (SIGCHI).

Ben Schouten
Panos Markopoulos
Zachary Toups
CHI Play '17 General Chairs

Travel grants

ACM-W provides support for women undergraduate and graduate students in Computer Science and related programs to attend research conferences. Upcoming deadline: 15 August.

Students from developing countries may also be interested in the Gary Marsden Student Development Fund. Upcoming deadline: 15 August.