Loren Terveen Earns ACM SIGCHI Lifetime Service Award

“SIGCHI has been my professional community for over 25 years,” said Terveen. “I have learned and gained so much from my participation, and I've always felt an obligation to contribute back. I'm so honored to receive this award.”

Beginning as a reviewer and then Program Committee member for SIGCHI conferences, Terveen has served in major conference and society leadership roles, helping to innovate community processes and expand community focus. Notable in his conference service roles were General Co-Chair of three conferences: IUI 1998, CHI 2002, and CSCW 2023; Program Co-Chair for CSCW 2004 and CSCW 2013; and the first elected Chair of the CSCW Steering Committee.

Additionally, Terveen has also had a long history of serving the SIGCHI Executive Committee. He was first Vice President for Membership and Communication (2009—2012), and then served as Adjunct Chair for Awards (2012—2015). In these roles, Loren focused on improving SIGCHI’s internal awards process, establishing subcommittees for various awards, and increasing transparency.

Terveen was elected President of SIGCHI in 2015 and during his term focused on supporting and expanding worldwide participation in SIGCHI, reorganizing the SIGCHI Executive Committee roles to be more sustainable, establishing a steering committee for the CHI conference to disentangle the management of our flagship conference from the EC, and establishing the SIGCHI Research Ethics committee, which has since taken on an important role in offering guidance on issues such as how to handle ethical issues in paper reviewing. This is certainly not the end of his service to SIGCHI as he is currently General Co-Chair of CSCW 2023 where he is innovating on the future of hybrid conferences and will continue to be a supportive leader in the greater HCI community for years to come.

Learn more about the award and previous winners on the ACM SIGCHI website