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In-Person / Virtual Hybridization Approach

The UIST 2022 Conference Committee, in consultation with numerous members of the UIST community and past leadership, has decided upon the following approach to in-person / virtual hybridization:

  • UIST 2022 is intended to be an in-person conference.
  • There will be no separate “virtual attendance” registration option; all registrations are for in-person attendance.
  • If an accepted paper’s authors all cannot attend in-person, they will have the option to submit a pre-recorded talk video to be played to a live audience during their paper session; in such cases, which we expect to be rare, authors can optionally choose whether to be present on Zoom for live Q&A after their video has played. Approvals for pre-recorded presentations need to be requested as soon as possible from, with an description of why an in-person presentation is not possible by any of the authors
  • All in-person talks will be livestreamed to YouTube and viewable without restrictions in real time; Discord will be available for remote viewers to submit questions during the livestream, some of which might be read by the session chair or a student volunteer during the Q&A period.
  • Livestreamed talks will be of adequate but not high quality; a few weeks after the conference concludes, high quality videos (with captions) will be posted in their place, including any pre-recorded talk videos; thus, every talk will ultimately have a high quality video posted for UIST 2022.
  • There will be no online/virtual aspect to the popular Demo session at UIST 2022.
  • Accepted posters will have their PDF version displayed online on the SIGCHI Programs app.

We hope that public health conditions around UIST 2022 will permit an in-person conference of the kind we are planning, and a chance to reconnect with each other face-to-face. In the event that public health conditions deny us this opportunity, we will reassess as required.

Hoping to see everyone in person at UIST 2022!

Jacob O. Wobbrock, Maneesh Agrawala, Frederik Brudy, Kashyap Todi
UIST 2022 General Co-Chairs, Hybridization Chair, and Livestreaming Chair

Vaccination & Masking Policy

Being an in-person conference, UIST 2022 values the health and safety of its attendees. UIST 2022 also seeks to be a conference that values accessibility and diversity. Accordingly, all UIST 2022 registrants, at their time of registration, will be expected to indicate that they have been vaccinated against COVID-19, or that they have a legitimate medical or religious exemption from vaccination. Would-be registrants who are neither vaccinated nor medically or religiously exempt will not be allowed to attend UIST 2022, but are welcome to watch the free livestreamed talks on YouTube during the conference. For those who do attend UIST 2022, masking will be required indoors for all attendees. Further, anyone experiencing any symptoms of any kind during the conference should not attend conference sessions. Thank you for respecting the health and safety of your fellow UIST community members.

COVID Daily Self-Testing

UIST 2022 is committed to the health and safety of every attendee. As a result, best practices for conference attendee health must be adopted.

  • Each attendee will be asked to take a daily COVID-19 rapid test in their hotel room each morning of the conference, prior to attending any conference events. If the test is positive, the attendee must not attend any in-person events for the remainder of the conference but can watch the talks livestreamed on YouTube. Note: The conference organizers will not explicitly check people’s tests. We will rely on the honor system and we ask that each attendee kindly works to hold one another accountable to this policy.
  • To make this daily self-testing policy feasible, we request that each attendee bring 4-5 COVID-19 rapid tests with them to the conference. These tests are relatively cheap (or free) and easy to obtain in many places. You should plan to secure your tests before traveling to UIST 2022. If it will be a significant burden on you to bring these tests to the conference, please let us know right away by contacting us at this email address:

Travel Scholarship Application

Thank you for expressing interest in attending the UIST 2022 conference. Please note that travel scholarship funding is specifically dedicated to supporting underrepresented minority students in STEM. Students must identify as a member of a historically underrepresented group, which includes but is not limited to the following identities:

  • Native American/Alaskan Native/Pacific Islander
  • Black/African American
  • Hispanic/Latinx
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Asexual, Intersex, Non-binary and other
  • Persons with disabilities

To verify your eligibility, we kindly ask that you provide a CV/Resume and a 1-page document that includes the following:

  • A statement confirming that you are a student that identifies with a historically underrepresented group (as described above). This statement does not need to include which group(s) you identify with, it is only to confirm that you understand the requirements and are indeed eligible (1-2 sentences)
  • Have you attended UIST?
  • Have you attended other HCI conferences in the past?
  • Why you are interested in attending UIST 2022
  • Explanation of financial need
  • An approximate breakdown of anticipated travel costs. Hotel, meals, and registration will be covered by UIST

Please apply throught this form by August 19. We will only use the documents to verify your eligibility to receive travel funding. It will be reviewed in confidence and only shared with corresponding chairs of UIST 2022 (diversity & general chairs).

Once we have reviewed all the eligible applicants we will notify you if you have been selected to receive the funding and contact you with further instructions. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at

Gary Marsden Travel Award

In addition to the UIST travel scholarship, ACM SIGCHI separately awards the Gary Marsden Travel Award for those eligible.

The Gary Marsden Travel Awards support undergraduate and graduate students, early-career researchers (such as those who are ≤ 5 years post-graduation), and those suffering from financial hardship or lacking institutional support, in attending ACM SIGCHI conferences. The program has deadlines on the 9th of January, March, May, July, September, and November at 11:59 PM AoE. People interested in participating at UIST will still be in time to apply for the next deadline (9th of September).

You can find more information about the program at

The full call for application and the submission form are available on Submittable.

Hotel & Getting There

UIST 2022 will be held in Bend, OR, USA from Saturday, October 29, 2022 to Wednesday, November 2, 2022, with the main portion of the conference beginning with a casual reception the evening of Sunday, October 30, 2022. The conference will be held at The Riverhouse on the Deschutes hotel, which has its own conference center. A block of rooms has been reserved for conference attendees at the conference rate of $139 - 169/night plus taxes and fees. These rates and room availability apply only to the conference dates of 10/29 thru 11/2. A “shoulder period” from 10/26 thru 11/5 will also attempt to honor these rates, but rooms are subject to availability. Rooms for the conference dates will be available for booking at the conference rate until September 28, 2022, after which prices may change and room availability may become more limited. Hotel check-in time is 4:00 pm and check-out time is 11:00 am. The hotel will give full refunds for cancelations prior to 72 hours before a guest’s scheduled arrival date.

Click the button above to book online for the conference dates of 10/29 thru 11/2. If you require a room during the “shoulder period” either before or after those dates, you must call the hotel directly at +1-458-281-0306. Alternatively, you can call the hotel at 1+866-453-4480 and mention the group code UIST22.

For those considering alternative accommodations, proximity to the hotel will be important. The hotel’s address is: 3075 N. Business 97, Bend, OR, 97703. For accommodation questions, please contact the hotel directly at (888)-919-9148.

The main airport for Bend, OR is the Bend/Redmond airport (code: RDM). This airport can be reached by non-stop flights on many airlines from U.S. west coast cities including Seattle (SEA), Portland (PDX), San Francisco (SFO), Salt Lake City (SLC), Denver (DEN), and Los Angeles (LAX). The driving time from the airport to the hotel is approximately 20 minutes.


Early bird (by September 17th) Regular (from September 18th)
Student $400 $500
ACM/SIGCHI Member $755 $875
Non-Member $875 $975
Developing Country Student $50 $50
Developing Country Non-Student $200 $200

Children and Caregivers

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

  • Children ($10) — If you intend to bring your children to any of the conference events, they have to be formally registered so that they are covered by the ACM insurance. 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. Please note that no childcare service will be offered at UIST 2022.
  • Care Givers ($50) — This registration category is for people providing care to the conference attendees with impairments or to the children of conference attendees. It grants the person access to all events (including the Demo Reception) except the Banquet. No drink tickets will be included with the caregiver registration. If you would like your caregiver to attend the Banquet, you will be able to purchase an additional Banquet ticket when you register your caregiver.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made before or on October 15th, 2022 will be fully refunded. Cancelation requests submitted by the end of October 27th, 2022 will be charged a 50% cancellation fee.

Attendees from Developing Countries

If you are currently studying, teaching, or doing research in a developing country, you are eligible to register for UIST at a reduced rate. The reduced registration rate for students is $50 USD. The reduced registration rate for non-students is $200. Please complete this form to apply for this opportunity and receive instructions about how to register for UIST at these discounted rates.

Visa Support Letter Requests

The Association for Computing Machinery does not issue formal invitation letters for visas to attend ACM sponsored conferences. We can however issue a visa support letter:

  • ACM is able to provide visa support letters to attendees as well as authors with accepted papers, posters, or members of the conference committee.
  • For visa support letters, refer all requests to Please allow up to 10 business days to receive a letter. All requests are handled in the order they are received. The information below should be included with the request:

    • Your name as it appears on your passport
    • Your current postal mailing address
    • The name of the conference you are registering for. Only accepted authors may request a visa support letter prior to registering for the conference.
    • Your registration confirmation number
    • If you have any papers accepted for the conference, please provide the title and indicate whether you are the “sole author” or a “co-author”
    • Authors may indicate their paper title. If no paper, speakers can provide the title of their presentation

ACM does not provide letters for transport of vendor or presenter equipment. ACM suggests shipping the materials insured to the conference facility.


Please see the accessibility page and the sensory experiences of the demo session.


What is the cancellation policy?

Cancellations made before or on October 15th, 2022 will be fully refunded. Cancelation requests submitted by the end of October 27th, 2022 will be charged a 50% cancellation fee.

I’m not able to attend all three days of UIST 2022. Can I only register for one or two days?

Unfortunately, we are not offering per-day registration this year. Attendees must register to attend all three days of the conference.

I can only attend one day of the UIST conference. Can I transfer my registration to a colleague or student for the remaining days?

No. Registrations are not transferable.

Can I still get a certificate to prove my attendance at UIST 2022 after the event?

Yes. Please email the UIST 2022 Registration Chairs ( to receive your certificate. Please note that the certificate will be only issued after UIST 2022 has concluded.

Will there be any discounts for group registration?

UIST does not provide any group discounts; however, some sponsorship levels offer a fixed number of free registrations to sponsoring institutions. Please contact the UIST 2022 Sponsorship chairs ( for more details.

Registration Chairs

Questions? Contact: