Quebec City, Canada

Attending UIST 2017


Preliminary Program

View detailed program with accepted papers

Sunday, October 22

All day Doctoral Symposium (by invitation only)
6pm - 9pm Welcome Reception

Monday, October 23

8am-9am Breakfast in ballroom foyer
9am-5:40pm Main conference: opening, keynote presentation, paper sessions
6pm-9pm Demo Reception

Tuesday, October 24

8am-9am Breakfast in ballroom foyer
9am-12:10pm paper sessions
12:10-2pm lunch break (also, Women of UIST lunch sponsored by Microsoft and Adobe, please RSVP if you'd like to participate)
2pm-3:30pm paper sessions
3:30pm-5pm Poster Reception
5pm-5:40 Town Hall Meeting
6pm-9pm Banquet and Student Innovation Contest at the Museum of Fine Arts (map)

Wednesday, October 25

Joint day with the AAAI HCOMP conference!

8am-9am Breakfast in ballroom foyer
8:45-9am Joint opening
9am-4:50pm Main conference: keynote presentation, paper sessions (UIST and HCOMP)
4:50pm-5:30 UIST closing


Registration Rates

Affiliation Early-bird
(by Sep 10, 2017)
(by Oct 20, 2017)
ACM / SIGCHI Member $595 $695 $795
Non-Member $695 $795 $895
Student $350 $375 $395

Children and Care Givers

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

Additional Demo Reception and Banquet Tickets

If you would like to bring additional people (friends, colleagues, etc.) to the Demo Reception on Monday night (held at the hotel) or to the Conference Banquet (held at the Museum of Fine Arts of Quebec), you can purchase additional tickets during the registration process. An additional ticket to the Demo Reception costs USD 50 and to the Conference Banquet USD 60.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations requests submitted by Friday Oct 6, 2017 will receive a full refund (minus credit card charges). Cancellations received from October 7, 2017 through October 20th, 2017 will be charged a 50% cancellation fee. No refunds will be given after October 20th, 2017.

Attending both ACM UIST and AAAI HCOMP

There is no discount for registering for Both ACM UIST and AAAI HCOMP. If you want to attend both conferences, you need to register for each of them separately.

On Wednesday, Oct 25, UIST and HCOMP sessions will be open the the attendees of either conference. On that day only, UIST attendees will be able to attend HCOMP talks without registering for HCOMP (and HCOMP attendees will be able to attend UIST sessions).


The Association for Computing Machinery does not issue formal invitation letters for visas. We can however issue a visa support letter.

For visa support letters, please send all requests to with the following information:

  1. Name and mailing address as it appears on your passport.
  2. The name of the conference you wish to attend.
  3. Registration confirmation number.
  4. If you are the author of any papers accepted for the conference, please provide the title.
  5. Email Address or Fax number
Visa Support letters will be issued via email or fax.

Those requesting a letter should allow 7-10 business days to receive it. If you do not receive your visa support letter in a timely fashion, please let the registration chairs at know, so that we can follow up with appropriate action.


UIST 2017 will be held at the Hilton Quebec City, located at the outskirts of the old town. The hotel has beautiful views of the city and is just minutes away by foot from restaurants, cafes and sights.

The Demo Reception will be held on Monday night at the hotel. The Conference Banquet will be held on Tuesday night at the Museum of Fine Arts of Quebec. The work submitted to the Student Innovation Contest will be exhibited during the Conference Banquet.


We have a number of rooms at the Hilton at a special rate of CDN 219 per night. Complementary standard WiFi is included. To receive the special room rate, use this custom reservation page no later than October 2 October 6.

Important: Some nights may be sold out already (especially if you plan to come early), but the conference rate is still available for most nights. If the reservation page tells you that the requested rate is not available for the dates you requested, please call Hilton reservations at +1-855-271-3617 and quote group code GACMA. They should be able to offer you the discounted rate for all the night for which it is still available.

Attending with Family

We welcome children and their care givers at UIST. Please see the Registration section if you plan to bring the child and/or care giver to any of the UIST events.

We are not planning to provide child care this year, but we have some ideas for making it easier for parents to find trustworthy child care. Stay tuned for more info. Join the Parents of UIST facebook group to connect with other participants attending with children and to get latest kid-related updates from conference organizers.

Sharing Rides and Accommodation

If you would like to save cost by sharing rides (e.g., to/from the airport) or accommodation, consider ConferenceShare, a service created by former CMU grad students to help conference attendees connect and make cost sharing arrangements.