$395  [Student]

$375  [One-Day*]

$695  [ACM / SIGCHI Member]

$795  [Non-Member]

$275  [Emeritus (60+, unemployed)]


$415  [Student]

$400  [One-Day*]

$795  [ACM / SIGCHI Member]

$895  [Non-Member]

$345  [Emeritus (60+, unemployed)]


$425  [Student]

$425  [One-Day*]

$895  [ACM / SIGCHI Member]

$995  [Non-Member]

$395  [Emeritus (60+, unemployed)]

Children and Care Givers

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.

Cancelation Policy

Cancelations will full refund by October 4th, 2019. Cancelation requests submitted by the end of October 18th, 2019 will be charged a 50% cancellation fee.


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 the Office of SIG Services via e-mail to with the following information:

  • Name and mailing address as it appears on your passport.
  • The name of the conference you wish to attend.
  • Registration confirmation number.
  • If you are the author of any papers accepted for the conference, please provide the title.
  • 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.

For participants under visa waiver program of the United States must apply for ESTA authorization at least 72 hours before travel (

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 registration time. For more details, please see our sustainability page.


We recommended to stay at the Royal Sonesta hotel on Bourbon St. in the French Quarter, which will be the conference venue in the heart and soul of Louisian. For the sake of convenience we recommend staying at the Royal Sonesta. Book your room now! The cutoff date for the reservation is September 20, 2019. The front face of Royal Sonesta hotel

Other Hotel / Restaurant / Bar / Casual Place Options

The French Quarter is a densely packed, historic, and highly social part of New Orleans. There are several other hotels within two blocks of the conference, including Hotel Monteleone, Crowne Plaza New Orleans, Prince Conti Hotel, Dauphine Orleans Hotel, and the Four Points Sheraton French Quarter.

Within a half mile of the Royal Sonesta there are over 100 restaurants, bars, and music venues. There are also museums, many historic landmarks, outdoor markets, street musicians and guided tours for those that want to experience the culture of New Orleans in their free time. There are several other hotels within two blocks of the conference.


Airport to hotel

  1. ConferenceShare – ConferenceShare is a web app that allows you to meet and coordinate with other conference attendees to share housing and transport to the conference. It is a startup created by Carnegie Mellon graduate students to facilitate resource sharing for conferences. To get started, simply select UIST from app’s drop down menu and create an account. The app will then allow you to contact other attendees to coordinate transport and housing.
  2. Public Transport – The Royal Sonesta is located 1hr. by public transit from the airport. The public transit system specifically offers the Airport Express bus for commuting between the airport and downtown: bus E2. You can also use it to reach the hotel by getting off at the intersection of Tulane and Loyola avenues and walking 12 minutes, or taking an additional bus—49—and walking 5 minutes. See below for more information on New Orleans public transit.

Hotel to Aquarium/local restaurants/experiences

  1. Walking – The hotel is about a 12 minute walk from the water and the Conference dinner located at the Aquarium. You can explore downtown New Orleans and many local restaurants by simply walking out the front door.
  2. Biking – Blue Bikes is the local biking option in New Orleans. You can redeem a free 30 minute trial by using the UIST supplied redemption code available at the registration desk. The redemption code also allows you to waive the sign-up fee. After your 30 minutes are up, bike use costs $0.10/min. You might want to check out the French Quarter’s sites like
    To use,
    1. Download the Social Bicycles app available for Android and Apple devices
    2. Select the Blue Bikes network and sign-up for the Pay As You Go plan
    3. Enter the promotion code when prompted and select 'Apply'
    4. Confirm that an account credit has been applied before completing the registration
    5. Once your account is created, simply enter your account number and PIN on any available bike to start riding!
  3. Public Tranportations, Streetcars and Buses – The French Quarter and many of the older parts of the city are reachable using the city’s street cars. Other parts, including the airport, can be reached by using public buses.
    1. The cost is $1.25/ride
    2. The public transit system has an app, GoMobile that you can use to track the status of different routes in real time, pay for fares, and receive service alerts.
    3. Regional Transit Authority site

Registration Chairs

Questions? Contact:

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