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!

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: Dec 18-Jan 15
Advance: Jan 16-Feb 13
Late/Onsite: Feb 21-23
K-12 Teacher Fri-Sat*
K-12 Teacher*
Community College Faculty*
Retired SIGCSE members*
ACM/SIG Members*
Non-ACM/SIG Members

*Must be or become a member to receive this rate

NOTE: Registration is unvailable from Feb 14-Feb 20.


Workshop Registration

Workshop Registration Rates
Early: Dec 18-Jan 15
Advance: Jan 16-Feb 13
Late/Onsite: Feb 21-23
All Attendees

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation requests must be made by February 7, 2018. A processing fee of US$100 will be assessed. Regrettably cancellations received after that date cannot be honored. The conference committee recognizes that sometimes last minute cancellations can’t be avoided due to weather, travel disruptions, and/or health issues. However, the conference incurs expenses for which it is liable based on registration counts on February 8, 2018. Therefore, no refunds are possible after February 7, 2018 for any reason. Attendees are strongly advised to purchase travel insurance to cover their non-refundable expenses.

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 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 February 1, 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. Alternatively, you can also reach out to the Lodging Manger, Brooke Daley who can check on availability with the hotel.

Marriott Inner Harbor

How to Book: Marriott Online Booking
Nightly Rate: $165 + tax, complimentary WiFi
Deadline: February 1, 2018
Address: 110 S. Eutaw St., Baltimore, MD 21201

Sheraton Inner Harbor - SOLD OUT!!

Room Rate: $169 + tax, complimentary WiFi
Deadline: February 1, 2018
Address: 300 South Charles Street, Baltimore, MD. 21201

Holiday Inn Inner Harbor – Baltimore Downtown (Few Spots Remaining)

NOTE: Tuesday night is sold out!
How to Book: Holiday Inn Online Booking and use group code ACM or call 1-800-HOLIDAY or direct 410-685-3500 and use group code ACM
Nightly Rate: $149 + tax, complimentary WiFi
Deadline: February 1, 2018
Address: 301 West Lombard St Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor - SOLD OUT!!

Nightly Rate: $149 + tax, complimentary WiFi
Deadline: February 1, 2018
Address: 300 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21202, USA

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

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.