The process of creating an HMC Interest Group began with a Blue Sky Workshop at ICA Puerto Rico in 2015. What followed were a series of pre-conferences and workshops both at ICA and in other spaces (notably AoIR) to build the HMC community.
In May 2022 (at the 72nd annual ICA conference), we counted 333 members. This is an enormous growth from the Blue Sky Workshop in 2015 (24 to 30 participants) and the 90 signatures needed in 2019. Importantly, we are a diverse group in terms of geographical spaces, methods, and epistemologies. Members come from 20 to 25 different countries. Our Interest Group is being praised for being 50.4% not US; out of all Divisions/Interest Groups we currently rank fourth in this respect.