27th ACM User Interface Software and Technology Symposium

27th UIST @ Honolulu, HI
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Venue and Accomodations

ACM UIST 2014 will be hosted at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort and Spa in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA from October 5th to October 8th, 2014. The main technical program starts on Monday, October 6th while our invitation-only Doctoral Symposium begins on October 5th.

Hotel is located at 2552 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI. Hotel can be reached at (808) 922-6611.


Guest parking is available in the hotel for a daily surcharge.


You will likely arrive via plane to the Honolulu International Airport. The airport is only 10 miles away from the hotel (20 min driving with traffic) and there are several options on how to get there.

To/From the Airport to the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort and Spa Hotel

You can take a taxi directly from the airport (the fare is around $35-$40).
There are also several shuttle options:

Hawaii23 ($23 for 2 people + tax/tip) http://www.hawaii23.com/
Robert’s Hawaii (no reservations needed) https://www.robertshawaii.com/
Speedi Shuttle (desk located in resort)  http://speedishuttle.com/

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A preliminary program has been posted here and the program chairs welcome your feedback. This year for the first time, UIST will have a two parallel technical tracks. UIST has traditionally been a single track conference and many attendees (organizers included) considered that intimate setting as one of the most important features of the conference.

However, the UIST community keeps growing every year. For several years the UIST organizers tried to squeeze more papers into the programs by reducing the talk lengths, but this year this simply was not possible any more without seriously impacting the quality of the presentations.

This year we received 333 submissions (a record!) and have accepted 74 (22%). In addition, we will be hosting two TOCHI presentations as a premiere venue under SIGCHI umbrella. All these premiere HCI presentations will be presented in two nearby ballrooms (Kona Moku and Waikiki) at the conference hotel.  A map of the conference facilities can help you find these locations easily. We hope that you will enjoy the program!


We are very excited about our two excellent keynote speakers. Our opening keynote (Monday Oct. 6 @ 9:00am) will be given by Mark Bolas and this keynote will be open to all UIST and SUI attendees. Our closing keynote (Wednesday Oct. 8 @ 4pm) will be given be Bret Victor. All of the keynotes will be presented as a joint session in Kona Moku ballroom.

More information about the keynote speakers can be found on our keynotes page.


ACM UIST 2014 Registration is now open. Please follow the directions on our registration page. Register early (by August 15) to receive our early bird registration discount.

We would like to encourage you to also consider attending ACM SUI prior to ACM UIST. For joint attendees, UIST&SUI will offer a $50 discount when you register for the SUI conference (valid UIST registration is required and needs to be verified). 

Shipping Items to the Hotel

Please follow the following instructions on how to ship items to the hotel. Items can arrive up to 2 weeks ahead of the conference. You are responsible for all shipping fees as well as the hotel service fees.

Food at the Conference

Welcome Reception

ACM UIST 2014 Welcome Reception takes place on Sunday October 5th evening from 7-9pm. The reception will take place at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort and Spa Hotel on the Waikiki Terrace next to the pool. Finger foods, soft and alcoholic drinks will be served during the reception.

Demo Reception

ACM UIST 2014 Demo Reception takes place on Monday October 6th evening from 6:30-9:30pm. The reception will take place at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort and Spa Hotel in the Leahi Ballroom. Our program will include 50 excting demos selected in a competitive process as well as several of our sponsor demos. Finger foods, soft and alcoholic drinks will be served during the reception. Additional demo reception tickets can be purchased at the conference for $55.

Conference Luau Banquet

Our main conference banquet will be a special  event at Chief's Luau at Sea Life Park. The event will be held on Tuesday October 7, from 6-10pm. The venue is about 25 min bus ride from Waikiki and bus transportation to/from the event is included. Busses will be leaving directly from the hotel (more information will be posted closer to the event). Additional banquet tickets can be purchased at the conference for $110. Food will be a traditional Luau fare with soft and alcoholic drinks. Attendees will enjoy a fun and entertaining evening program including a show highlighting Polynesian Islands music and traditions.

Women of UIST Luncheon (Sponsored by Microsoft Research and Adobe Research)

Monday, 12:30pm – 2pm
Kaimuki Room at the Conference Hotel (Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort and Spa)
Capacity is limited, please RSVP to Meredith Ringel Morris merrie@microsoft.com to sign up.

Breakfast & Coffee Breaks

Conference attendees will be served light breakfast each morning before the first session (Monday-Wednesday 8-9am). Each day, there will also be a morning and an afternoon coffee break where coffee, tea and light refreshments will be served.


Lunch will not be provided. Waikiki however offers a large number and variety of restaurant and bars and our conference hotel is conveniently located right on Kalakua Ave. which is the main tourist and shopping street in Waikiki.

Our Local Arrangements Chair Scott compiled a list of his favorite local restaurants.

Attending with Kids

If you are attending the conference with children there are many kid-appropriate activities in the hotel viscinity. The beach is right in front, but the Aquarium and the Zoo are both a short walk from the hotel. For swimming with the dolphins and other water adventures, we'd recommend Sea Life Park which is about 30 min drive from Waikiki (and is also where our Luau will be held).

Mother's Room

For mothers that are nursing and need privacy, we have reserved a small conference room (labeled "Penfield’s Business Office" on the map on the second floor). The use of that room will be on the first come, first serve basis, but please be respectful of others who might need it. 

Local Activities and Sightseeing

Waikiki Beach  http://www.gohawaii.com/oahu/regions-neighborhoods/honolulu/waikiki (right in front of the hotel)
Honolulu Zoo http://www.honoluluzoo.org/default.htm (2 min walk from the hotel)
Waikiki Aquarium http://www.waikikiaquarium.org/ (10 min walk from the hotel)
Diamond Head State Park http://www.hawaiistateparks.org/parks/oahu/Index.cfm?park_id=15
Pearl Harbor and USS Arizona Memorial http://www.nps.gov/valr/index.htm

A good overview of Oahu activities can be found on the website of Hawaii Tourism Authority: http://www.gohawaii.com/oahu

Images courtesy of Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) / Tor Johnson, Daeja Faris, Joe Solem.


Keynote Speakers

Mark Bolas
Mark Bolas
Bret Victor
Bret Victor

Sponsored by:

SIGCHI ACM: The Association for Computing Machinery SIGGRAPH

PC Meeting Sponsor

University of Toronto

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