For Attendees

This year, we are at the Baltimore Convention Center (WSCC) and we are working with four conference hotels in Baltimore, MD.

This page will contain everything you need for registration, reserving a room, obtaining visas, and finding a roommate. For now, we want to make sure that rate information is available early to attendees.

Registering for SIGCSE 2018

SIGCSE 2018 takes place February 21-24, 2018.

As always, we encourage attendees to register early. This helps us with our planning, and in return, you get lower registration rates!

Registration will open soon!

Also, if you are not currently a SIGCSE member, you should consider joining at the same time that you register for the conference. Professionals can save between $30 and $55, while both professionals and students save time by not having to fill out a separate membership form. The benefits of SIGCSE membership are too numerous to list here, but they include the quarterly publications ACM Inroads and the SIGCSE Bulletin, free access to SIGCSE publication archives, access to the SIGCSE-ANNOUNCE and SIGCSE-MEMBERS mailing lists, and the opportunity to network within a community of computing professionals.

Professionals should choose one of the “Non-member joining SIGCSE” registration categories, which are less expensive than the Non-member category. Students simply choose the “Student Non-member” registration category, and then don’t opt-out of the included membership (that’s right – it couldn’t be much easier). Alternatively, you could join SIGCSE, wait for your membership number, and then register for the conference using the “Member” category.

But wait! There’s more! Student volunteers get reimbursed for their conference registration, so they actually get free SIGCSE membership when they join at the same time that they register for the conference. Important: to get this benefit, students must register as volunteers through a system separate from conference registration.

Registration Rates

Registration Rates
Early - Jan 7
Advance - Jan 21
Late/Onsite
Student*
$175
$175
$175
K-12 Teacher Fri-Sat*
$150
$175
$200
K-12 Teacher*
$275
$300
$325
Community College Faculty*
$300
$325
$350
Retired SIGCSE members*
$200
$225
$325
ACM/SIG Members*
$325
$375
$425
Non-ACM/SIG Members
$425
$475
$525

*Must be or become a member to receive this rate

 

Workshop Registration

Workshop Registration Rates
Early** - Jan 7
Advance** - Jan 21
Late/Onsite
Student / K12 / Comm College / Retired SIGCSE Member*
$60
$75
$80
ACM/SIG Members*
$75
$90
$95
Non-ACM/SIG Members*
$90
$95
$95

*NOTE: Workshop deadlines are earlier than regular registration deadlines!

Regarding Visas

ACM is able to provide visa support letters to attendees as well as authors with accepted papers, posters, or members of the conference committee.

For Visa support letters, please email all requests to the Office of SIG Services at supportletters@acm.org. The information below should be included with the request:

  • Name (as it appears on attendee’s passport) and
  • Mailing address
  • The name of the conference attendees is registering for
  • Attendee’s registration confirmation number (if available) OR
  • Authors may indicate their paper title. Speakers can provide the title of their talk.
  • Include a fax number or email address of where letter can be sent

Those requesting a letter should allow 7-10 business days to receive it. All requests are handled in the order they are received.

Reserving a Room

Reserve your room by January 22, 2018 to receive these rates! There are four conference hotels with special conference room rates. All four are close to the Baltimore Convention Center and are within easy walking distance of each other.

The conference block rooms are available Friday, February 16, through Wednesday, February 28; non-conference rates may apply outside of these dates

Note: If you try to book online and do not see any rooms available at your preferred hotel, or you are quoted a different rate than the conference rate shown below, please call the hotel instead. We have not yet been given a discount code for the hotels. When it is available, it will be posted here.

Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor

http://baltimore.hyatt.com/
300 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21202, USA
Nightly Rate: $149 + tax
Reservations must be made by January 22, 2018.

Holiday Inn Inner Harbor – Baltimore Downtown

http://www.innerharborhi.com/
301 West Lombard St Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Nightly Rate: $149 + tax
Reservations must be made by January 22, 2018.

Marriott Inner Harbor

http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/bwiih-baltimore-marriott-inner-harbor-at-camden-yards
110 S. Eutaw St., Baltimore, MD 21201
Nightly Rate: $165 + tax
Reservations must be made by January 22, 2018.

Sheraton Inner Harbor

http://sheraton.com
300 South Charles Street, Baltimore, MD. 21201
Nightly Rate: $169 + tax
Rate applies: Feb 18-27
Reservations must be made by January 22, 2018.

Find a Roommate!

You can also use the SIGCSE roommate database to find someone to room with. This is the preferred database of SIGCSE members around the world for finding roommates at the SIGCSE Technical Symposium. Honest.

Getting to SIGCSE 2018

Air Travel

Baltimore–Washington International Airport (Airport Code: BWI)
7035 Elm Road, Baltimore, MD 21240
www.bwiairport.com

Ground Transportation

There are many options for getting from the airport to the conference, and we will tell you more later!

App-based Ride Services

Lyft and Uber provide services at BWI Airport. App-based ride services pick up and drop off passengers at the terminal curbs on the Departures/Ticketing Level of all terminals.