Category Archives: BostonCHI Business

Thanks for a great year!

Hey everyone! Thanks for a great year. We had 10 monthly meetings, with a total of almost 2000 attendees!

Please welcome our new Chair, Elizabeth Hinkleman and Vice-Chair, Carolyn Griffel. Our wonderful Treasurer Michelle Leger, is returning.

We’re planning our September meeting, please check back, or sign up for our mailing list, for details.

Want to help out BostonCHI?

Our elections will be in June, and Rachel and Todd will not be seeking re-election as Chair or Vice-Chair this year. We’re looking for people interested in helping to run BostonCHI, so that we can continue to offer the high quality content and community that you’ve come to expect. If you’re interested in this opportunity, or know someone who might be, please submit a nomination.

If you have any questions about the positions, don’t hesitate to reach out to Rachel ( or Todd (

Thanks for the great year!

Hey everyone,

Thanks for the great year. A big thanks to Rachel, Carl, and the rest of the Steering Committee for the great work this past year.

Election Results

The Surprising Results! There were no write in candidates, so the winners are:

Chair: Rachel Kern
Vice-chair: Todd Chapin
Treasurer: Michelle Leger

A Summary of the Past Year

Thank you to everyone who supported us throughout the year. At the end of this season, we have 175 members. Thank you to those of you who joined or renewed your memberships this year. If you’re interested in becoming a BostonCHI member, it’s quick and cheap. Join here.

  • We had 10 meetings w/ 10 great speakers: Alla Zoller; Barton Fiske; Jeff Leblanc; Demetrios Karis; Jared Spool; Adrian Mendoza; Michael Muller; Nancy Allison, Eva Kaniasty, & Chris LaRoche;Jim O’Neill; & Hiroshi Ishii. Thank you to everyone.
  • We had a great Boston Interactions Winter Party
  • There were about 850 attendees across all of the meetings and the Winter Party
  • We ate ~1600 slices of pizza
  • A big thanks to our sponsors:
    • Venue & food: Constant Contact, IBM, Nokia HERE, Google, Fresh Tilled Soil, EnerNOC, & Mad*Pow
    • CHI Desserts: Vitamin T, Mad*Pow, & ICS

If you’d like to sponsor BostonCHI, whether by hosting us, providing food and/or dessert, or something else of your own devising, please let us know.

Boston Interactions Summer Picnic

Please look for an upcoming announcement about the Boston Interactions Summer Picnic. This year it’ll be the week of July 14 in Danahey Park in Cambridge.

Next Season

We’re already working on a great speaker line up starting in September. If you’re interested in speaking at one of our meetings,  please let us know. We have tentatively lined up speakers from the following:

  • Forrester
  • iRobot
  • Mar*Pow
  • Jared Spool
  • LearnLaunchX
  • You?

This list is, of course, subject to change.


BostonCHI wouldn’t exist without everyone that participates, whether it’s our members, speakers, steering committee, or sponsors. I look forward to seeing you all again in September as the Vice-Chair. Thanks again for making this such a great year.


P.S. We always want to know how we can improve things. Please let us know. Don’t be shy, but do be kind…