Registration is open

Registration is still open!
As an extra benefit, the Sunday passes for courses and workshops remain discounted.

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.
Keynotes are included in the full conference pass, but special reduced tickets for the opening keynote only are also on sale.

Satellite event

We're also glad to announce the Persuasive Gaming Conference (PGC) as a satellite event of this year's CHI Play. This symposium will take place on Sunday 15 October.


September 15, 2017
Early-bird discount ends

October 15, 2017
Conference opens


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.