CHI 2020 Smell, Taste, & Temperature Symposium logo.

The University of Chicago Human-Computer Integration Lab hosted the CHI 2020 Smell, Taste, & Temperature virtual symposium on June 30, 2020, during which researchers focused on smell, taste, and temperature will present their CHI 2020 contributions. The symposium aims to create a forum for HCI researchers in these topics to meet, interact, and discuss their work as a community.


The entire symposium was recorded from it’s simulcast to YouTube Live. We have processed the footage to separate each session into individual videos, and are now working to add closed captions for the entire event. The playlist of recordings can also be directly accessed here.


255 people registered for STT20 from over 33 countries across the world. We were additionally excited to have 152 people tune in for the Smell Session, 93 for the Temperature Session, and 78 for the Taste Session.


Date: Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Timezone: Central Daylight Time (CDT/UTC-5)

Where: Registered attendees will receive a private link to a Zoom meeting to view the talks and ask questions.

If you are unable to attend the event live, but want to still ask questions, feel free to submit your questions to this form by Sunday, June 28, 2020. We will try to address them!

Subject to changes:

10:30am – 10:45am

Opening Remarks & Logistics

10:45am – 12:15pm

Session 1: Smell

12:15pm – 1:30pm


1:30pm – 3:00pm

Session 2: Temperature

3:00pm – 6:30pm


6:30pm – 7:30pm

Session 3: Taste


Portrait of Pedro Lopes.
Pedro Lopes (he/him/his)
Human Computer Integration Lab, University of Chicago
Portrait of Jas Brooks.
Jas Brooks (they/them/theirs)
Human Computer Integration Lab, University of Chicago