CHIFOO is the Computer Human Interaction Forum of Oregon. CHIFOO (pronounced ‘ky – FOO’), Computer-Human Interaction Forum Of Oregon, a local professional chapter of the ACM SIGCHI, serves practicing professionals, academics and students in the Oregon and Southwest Washington region through lecture series, workshops and networking in the areas of User Experience, Usability and Interaction Design.

The area we serve rests on traditional village sites of the Multnomah, Kathlamet, Clackamas, Chinook, Tualatin Kalapuya, Molalla, and many other Tribes who made their homes along the Columbia and Willamette Rivers. We respectfully honor their presence on and stewardship of the land we live and work on in the Portland metro area. 

CHIFOO is a non-profit organization with 501c3 status with a mission to provide ongoing educational and professional support in the northwest region. Donations to and sponsorship of CHIFOO are tax deductible.

CHIFOO’s Executive Council meets every other month to drive initiatives, manage chapter business and maintain the long-term health of the chapter. Interested in career development? Being an officer of the chapter is a great addition to your resume even as you learn the ropes of running a small non-profit.

Elections are held in November each year. Consider nominating yourself. CHIFOO depends on its members to do all that it does. Whether you want to help maintain the website, assist with an event, write a book review, usher dignitaries to their speaking engagement, participate as a speaker or liaison with other professional societies in the area, CHIFOO has opportunities for you to participate. Read more about getting involved.

Not yet a member? It’s easy to join. Read about the benefits of CHIFOO membership. Still have questions? Feel free to contact the CHIFOO secretary.

The CHIFOO Executive Council meets approximately every six weeks. Please reach out to any council member to find out the time, date and location of the next meeting. All members are welcome. If you are interested in seeing how the sausage is made, participating and/or have an agenda item for the ECM to address, please email headfoo@chifoo.org or use our contact form.

Want to send us something? Our mailing address is:
PO Box 82093
Portland, OR 97282