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Fairmont Hotel

UIST 2023 will be held at the historic Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco, located in Nob Hill affording breathtaking views of the city, while being close to great restaurants, cultural landmarks and activities.

In-Person Conference

The UIST 2023 Conference Committee, in consultation with numerous members of the UIST community and past leadership, has decided upon the following approach to conference participation:

UIST 2023 will be primarily organized around two tracks across three full days Monday through Wednesday, kicking off with the Welcome Reception on Sunday evening. The engaging Demo Reception will be held on Monday evening, and the festive Banquet on Tuesday evening.

New for 2023 will be a set of Workshops all-day Sunday ahead of the main program.

Full program details and a precision schedule will be made available soon.


All conference activities for UIST 2023, including receptions, will be held at the ballrooms at the Fairmont Hotel San Francisco.

A block of rooms have been reserved for the UIST community at the conference rate of $279/night plus taxes and fees. This is a significantly discounted rate and we highly encourage staying at the Fairmont as the location and the accommodations themselves are wonderful, it would be challenging to find a comparable alternative, and finally it does benefit UIST to stay at the headquarters hotel.

This room block rate applies for the conference dates of Friday October 27th - Wednesday Nov 1st.

Reservations must be made by October 6th, after which pricing and availability will no longer be guaranteed.

In addition, a buffer period of the 3 days prior to and 3 days following will honor the conference rate, subject to availability. This is a great opportunity to take a little extra time to get to see more of San Francisco, visit wine country, give a talk at a lab or a company in the Bay Area, etc.

The hotel will provide full refunds for cancellations up to 72 hours in advance of your stay.

Use this dedicated link to book your hotel room online, or you can contact Fairmont Reservations directly at +1-800-441-1414.


Registration is now open on the CVENT registration site.

  Early bird
(by September 8th)
(by October 20th)
(from October 21st)
Student $450 $575 $650
ACM/SIGCHI Member $850 $1000 $1100
Non-Member $1000 $1100 $1200

Children and Caregivers

When you register yourself, you can also register children and/or a caregiver (for yourself or for the child).

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations requests received by October 13th, 2023 will be fully refunded, and those received by October 20th, 2023 will be charged a 50% cancellation fee.

Visa Support Letter

The Association for Computing Machinery does not issue formal invitation letters for visas to attend ACM sponsored conferences. We can however issue a visa support letter:

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

Refer all requests to supportletters@acm.org. Please allow up to 10 business days to receive a letter. All requests are handled in the order they are received. The information below should be included with the request:

Carbon Offsetting Program

To help lower the impact of holding UIST, you will have the opportunity to make a contribution toward carbon offsetting activities during the registration process.


Registration Chairs


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Cheng Zhang
Cornell University
profile of Lawrence Kim
Lawrence Kim
Simon Fraser University

Travel Scholarships

Gary Marsden Travel Award

In recognition of Dr. Gary Marsden’s contributions and inspiration, SIGCHI established the Gary Marsden Travel Awards (GMTA) to support its members in attending ACM SIGCHI conferences. Those eligible to apply are undergraduate and graduate students, early-career researchers (such as those who are ≤ 5 years post-graduation), and those experiencing financial hardship or lacking institutional support.

For full details and to apply, please see our call for applications.

Deadlines are on the 9th of July and September at 11:59 PM AoE. You must apply to a deadline that occurs more than one month before the start of the conference; the last deadline for UIST is September 9.

Find more information about the Gary Marsden Travel Award here.

UIST Travel Scholarship

UIST will have its own Travel Scholarship program to support underrepresented minority students in STEM.

Travel Scholarship Application Process

Thank you for expressing interest in attending the UIST 2023 conference. Please note that travel scholarship funding is specifically dedicated to supporting underrepresented minority students in STEM. Students must identify as a member of a historically underrepresented group, which includes but is not limited to the following identities:

To verify your eligibility, we kindly ask that you provide a CV/Resume and a 1-page document that includes the following:

Please apply through this form by Tuesday, August 22. We will only use the documents to verify your eligibility to receive travel funding. It will be reviewed in confidence and only shared with corresponding chairs of UIST 2023 (diversity & general chairs).

Once we have reviewed all the eligible applicants we will notify you if you have been selected to receive the funding and contact you with further instructions. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the UIST Diversity and Inclusion Chair.

Diversity and Inclusion Chair


profile of Alexa Siu
Alexa Siu
Adobe Research


Workshops provide an interactive forum to discuss a designated area of interest with fellow conference attendees during special workshop sessions the day before the paper track begins (i.e., workshops will happen on Sunday). Workshops reflect the nature of UIST: engaging, interactive and cutting-edge, and include activities such as discussions, demonstrations, brainstormings, and prototyping, in combination with talks and keynotes. All workshop participants will be required to register for the main conference and an additional fee to attend workshops to cover the additional logistical expenses.

Read more about workshops.

Workshops Chairs


profile of David Lindlbauer
David Lindlbauer
Carnegie Mellon University
profile of Elena Glassman
Elena Glassman
Harvard University
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