UIST 2018

31st ACM User Interface Software and Technology Symposium

Berlin, Germany

October 14-17, 2018


Affiliation Early-bird
(by TBA)
(by TBA)
Non-Member $TBA $TBA $TBA
Student $TBA $TBA $TBA

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

  • Children (USD 10) — registered children are welcome to attend any UIST event, including the Demo Reception and the Conference Banquet. No drink tickets will be included with child registration. You do not have to register your child, of course, but if you want to bring them to any of the events, they have to be formally registered so that they are covered by the ACM insurance.

  • Care Givers (USD 50) — this registration category is for people providing care to the conference attendees with impairments or to the chidren of conference attendees. It grants the person access to all events (including the Demo Reception) except the Tuesday night Banquet. No drink tickets will be included with the care giver registration. If you would like your care giver to attend the Banquet, you will be able to purchase an additional Banquet ticket when you register your care giver.

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 TBA), 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.


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 localarrangements@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 TBA will receive a full refund (minus credit card charges). Cancellations received from TBA through TBA will be charged a 50% cancellation fee. No refunds will be given after TBA.


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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