ACM IMX 2022 and Beyond – Call for Hosts!

The call for host applications for IMX2022 and beyond is now open! For the year of 2022, ACM IMX are especially interested in getting introduced to Latin America. This maybe done through many ways including collaborating with colleagues in Latin America, focusing on some topics particularly of interest to the Latin American community, curating tracks that focus on Latin America or of course hosting a conference in Latin America (with remote participation options). We are sure there are other ideas that we have not given consideration to so we look forward to hearing from you!

The steering committee would like to encourage potential bid organisers to include their thoughts on how to inject fresh thinking, diverse participation and new ideas into the IMX community.

Prior to recent events, ACM IMX was very interested in going to locations which offer a good chance of improving our potential attendees pool with the injection of new communities. However, now we feel that this could be done through diverse collaboration and the injection of tangential but still relevant topics. IMX 2021, for instance, is hoping to work with Latin American researcher on a curated workshop and add a theme about ‘interactive media‘ with a tag line – Beyond Entertainment. IMX 2021 also has a very diverse organising committee. What could 2022 (and beyond) be about and who could you include in your bid? We strongly support, welcome and prioritise bids from hosts with organising committees that demonstrate a diverse, inclusive & inspirational perspective.

Application deadline: November 30, 2020
Host Notification: January 10, 2021

Proposals to host ACM IMX 2022 or beyond should be sent to the ACM IMX steering-committee at tvx@acm.org.

Conference Background

The ACM International Conference on Interactive Media Experiences (ACM IMX) is the leading international conference for presentation and discussion of research into online video and TV interaction and user experience. The conference brings together international researchers and practitioners from a wide range of disciplines, ranging from human-computer interaction, multimedia engineering and design to media studies, media psychology and sociology.

For the past seven years, ACM IMX has been held in these great cities around the world!

TVX 2014 in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
TVX 2017 in Hilversum, The Netherlands
IMX 2020 in Barcelona, Spain (Virtual)
TVX 2015 in Brussels, Belgium
TVX 2018 in Seoul, South Korea

TVX 2016 in Chicago, USA
TVX 2019 in Manchester, UK

Looking to the Future

IMX 2021 will be based in New York, USA but held virtually with remote participation options only!

We are now looking for candidates for hosting IMX 2022 or beyond. The conference dates should be similar to the other ACM IMX conferences (in June). Particularly strong submissions will include details on plans to engage local universities as well as the technology and/or media industry in the host region in addition to plans to continue helping ACM IMX improve diverse thinking.

More details on the conference series are available.

Submission Instructions

To be able to objectively decide upon a venue for IMX 2022 (or beyond), we would like you to prepare a proposal following the bidding guidelines (pdf).

Bids will be evaluated according to the following criteria: location, venue, dates, a good start on the organising committee (and affiliations), diversity and budget. Due to recent global events, it would be a good idea to include plans for remote participation and thoughts on how to manage challenges that might arise due to any pandemic related issues which might impact registration/attendance.

Decision about future hosts are made by the ACM IMX steering committee so feel free to reach out early on to discuss any issues or ask questions. 

Contact

For further information or queries please contact the ACM IMX conferences chair Vinoba Vinayagamoorthy (Vinoba.Vinayagamoorthy [at] bbc.co.uk) or the steering committee chair Frank Bentley (fbentley [at] verizonmedia.com).