UIST 2018

31st ACM User Interface Software and Technology Symposium

Berlin, Germany

October 14-17, 2018


Affiliation Early-bird
(by Sept 7th)
(by Oct 12th)
ACM / SIGCHI Member 550€ 670€ 760€
Non-Member 630€ 750€ 840€
Student 320€ 350€ 380€


We recommended to stay at the Park Inn hotel, which is very close to the conference venue in the middle of the city. The conference itself is exclusively at the conference center hence the conference hotel is mainly a convenient place to stay and it will help attendees to meet outside the conference schedule. We have reserved rooms in the Park Inn hotel, but since UIST 2018 does not benefit from any of these bookings, attendees can also book the rooms over any platform if they find more favorable prices.

Park Inn Reservations

We have 75 rooms reserved until 15th August 2018 with the following booking link and conditions. After that, participants can simply reserve on their own.

€ 124.00 single room, including breakfast
€ 134.00 double room, including breakfast

There is an additional city tax of 5.70 EUR per night and room.
Bookings can be cancelled free of charge up to 14 days prior to arrival.

Other Hotel Options

There are several hotels around the conference venue within walking distance.

Children and Care Givers

We have options for child care. As this is very specific to the age of the child, the languages spoken and the need, please drop us an email to localarrangements@uist.org and we are happy to find a good solution.


UIST values the diversity of our community, and aims to be an accessible and inclusive conference. If you have any questions or concerns about accessibility, please contact the conference accessibility chairs at accessibility@uist.org, and they will work with you to address your concerns. Note that some requests may require advance notice, so please submit accessibility requests as far in advance of the conference date as possible in order to give us adequate time to prepare. The venue offers the following:

  • Three parking spots reserved for disabled parking
  • Two ramps for wheelchair users at gate BT01 and gate BT02
  • Barrier-free access to all conference rooms
  • An elevator with accessibility adapted controllers reaching all three floors
  • A lifting platform allowing wheelchair users to access the main speaker stage in room C01
  • Three "accessible" rest rooms including specifically adapted facilities and an emergency call system
  • A height adaptable speaker's desk for wheelchair users

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations requests submitted by September 28, 2018 will be charged a 50% cancellation fee. No refunds will be given after September 28, 2018. Substitutions may be requested at any time.


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 supportletters@acm.org 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 registration@uist.org know, so that we can follow up with appropriate action.

Student Funding

Gary Marsden Student Development Fund

In recognition of Gary Marsden’s contributions and inspiration in HCI4D and support of HCI in the developing world, ACM SIGCHI established the Gary Marsden Student Development Fund in 2015. This fund is especially intended for sponsoring postgraduate students (Master or PhD degree) from and currently based in developing countries to attend SIGCHI (co)sponsored conferences as well as other HCI relevant conferences. In the last one year, 21 students were awarded by the fund.

Deadlines: 15th of February, May, August and November.

More information on the Gary Marsden Student Development Fund.

SIGCHI Student Travel Grant

The SIGCHI Student Travel Grant (SSTG) program is intended to enable students who lack other funding opportunities to attend SIGCHI-sponsored or co-sponsored conferences. This travel grant is intended to support students whose intention is to present at a SIGCHI-sponsored conference, not just attend. (More details)


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