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!

Online registration is closed. Registration is now only available on-site.

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

As of January 26, all conference hotel rooms have sold out!

UPDATE - Other Suggested Hotels

Here are some hotels that you may want to consider if you were not able to book a room with one of the four conference hotels. They are in the same general area near the convention center. We do not have room blocks at these hotels, so attendees must call hotels directly to inquire about nightly rates and availability.

Official Conference Hotel Information

Unfortunately, blocks of rooms at reduced rates have all been reserved. If you would like to book at one of the official conference hotels, you will have to do so at regular guest rates. Sheraton Inner Harbor is directly connected to the Baltimore Convention Center, and all four hotels are within easy walking distance of each other.

Marriott Inner Harbor (discounted rooms sold out)

Address: 110 S. Eutaw St., Baltimore, MD 21201

Sheraton Inner Harbor (discounted rooms sold out)

Address: 300 South Charles Street, Baltimore, MD. 21201

Holiday Inn Inner Harbor – Baltimore Downtown (discounted rooms sold out)

Address: 301 West Lombard St Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor (discounted rooms sold out)

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 (BWI)
7035 Elm Road, Baltimore, MD 21240

Other local options include Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Reagan National Airport (DCA), which will require an additional 1-2 hours of travel by car or train.

Travel from Airport to Venue

From Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI):

From Dulles International Airport (IAD):

From Reagan National Airport (DCA):

Local Transport

Other Travel

Bus and train are affordable ways to see other parts of the US East Coast before or after the conference. Here are some options that are within a few miles of the conference venue:

Nursing Moms

A lactation area and refrigerator will be provided in South Show Office, off of the Charles St. Lobby, near registration.