This year, we are at the Washington State Convention Center (WSCC), and the main conference hotel is the Sheraton Seattle Hotel in Seattle, Washington.
This page will contain everything you need for registration, reserving a room, obtaining visas, and finding a roommate. For now, we want to make sure that rate information is available early to attendees.
Everything you need for:
SIGCSE 2017 takes place between March 8th and March 11th of 2017.
As always, we encourage attendees to register early. This helps us with our planning, and in return, you get lower registration rates!
Also, if you are not currently a SIGCSE member, you should consider joining at the same time that you register for the conference. Professionals can save between $30 and $55, while both professionals and students save time by not having to fill out a separate membership form. The benefits of SIGCSE membership are too numerous to list here, but they include the quarterly publications ACM Inroads and the SIGCSE Bulletin, free access to SIGCSE publication archives, access to the SIGCSE-ANNOUNCE and SIGCSE-MEMBERS mailing lists, and the opportunity to network within a community of computing professionals.
Professionals should choose one of the “Non-member joining SIGCSE” registration categories, which are less expensive than the Non-member category. Students simply choose the “Student Non-member” registration category, and then don’t opt-out of the included membership (that’s right – it couldn’t be much easier). Alternatively, you could join SIGCSE, wait for your membership number, and then register for the conference using the “Member” category.
But wait! There’s more! Student volunteers get reimbursed for their conference registration, so they actually get free SIGCSE membership when they join at the same time that they register for the conference. Important: to get this benefit, students must register as volunteers through a system separate from conference registration.
|K-12 two-day (Friday/Saturday)||$160 for early, $195 for late or onsite|
|K-12 one-day (Saturday)||$90 for early, $120 for late or onsite|
|Students (at any time)||$70 for ACM/SIGCSE members, $85 for non-members|
|Workshops||$75 early; $90 late; $100 onsite|
The following is the official word from email@example.com regarding letters of support for visas. Your requests should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with the information described below.
Visa support letters are answered in the order they are received. You will receive a PDF letter by email within the next 4-5 business days. Please note we do not fax visa support letters. The PDF serves as a signed electronic version of the original letter which will be mailed to your current mailing address. If you do not receive the letter by post mail on time for your visa appointment, please print out your PDF letter and take it with you.
Please be sure you have included all of the following information below in your original email:
Note that it could take some time for your request to be honored; leave plenty of time.
There are four conference hotels with special conference room rates. All four are close to the Washington State Convention Center and are within easy walking distance of each other. The primary conference hotel is the Sheraton Seattle.
Sheraton Seattle (reservations)
$185/night + tax (only upgraded, more expensive rooms left)
Deadline: February 7, 2017
(if you phone direct and ask for the SIGCSE rate, you may still be able to get the group rate)
Address: 1400 6th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
Phone (direct): +1-206-447-5547
Grand Hyatt Seattle (reservations) (now SOLD OUT)
$185/night + tax (now SOLD OUT)
February 7, 2017 (now SOLD OUT)
Address: 721 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101
Hyatt at Olive 8 (reservations)
Room rate: $185/night + tax
Deadline: February 17, 2017 (note extension!)
Address: 1635 8th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
The Roosevelt Hotel (reservations) (now SOLD OUT)
$159/night + tax (now SOLD OUT)
February 7, 2017 (now SOLD OUT)
Address: 1531 7th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
You can also use the SIGCSE roommate database to find someone to room with. This is the preferred database of SIGCSE members around the world for finding roommates at the SIGCSE Technical Symposium. Honest.
Our airport is Seattle-Tacoma International (http://www.portseattle.org/Sea-Tac/Pages/default.aspx).
The airport's phone number is +1-800-544-1965.
There are many options for getting from the airport to the conference, including light rail ($3), taxis (~$40), shuttles (~$20), and rideshares (Uber, Lyft, Wingz, etc.) (~$27-40). Light rail typically runs on time and takes 40 minutes. Driving can take anywhere from 20-45 minutes depending on traffic.
The least expensive way to get from the airport to the convention center/conference hotels is by light rail. Trains depart the airport station every 6-15 minutes from 5 a.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday (6 a.m. to 11:19pm on Sundays). Some walking is required: 10-15 minute walk from baggage claim to the airport light rail station, and then 5 minutes (1.5 to 2.5 blocks) from Westlake station to the conference hotels. The fare is $3 one way from SeaTac Airport station to Westlake station (the station closest to the convention center and conference hotels) and takes about 40 minutes.
Schedules: Northbound to Downtown/UW, Southbound to SeaTac Airport, Interactive Schedule.
This map and this video show how to walk from the airport terminal to the light rail station. Follow the signs to “Link Light Rail”. In short, cross from the terminal over to the 4th floor of the parking garage using the skybridges found one level above the baggage claim (one level below check-in). The walkway is covered and well-lit, and is separated from the main area of the garage. Wheelchair service is available. Purchase your ticket from the machines as soon as you enter the light rail station, do this before heading up to the train platform. Return tickets can be purchased at any of the downtown tunnel stations. Hang on to your ticket, as you may be asked to show it to a fare inspector on request (light rail is a proof-of-payment, honor-based system).
You may enjoy reading about some of the art in the light rail stations.
To get to the hotels from Westlake light rail station: Exit the train and walk towards the front of the train. Take the escalator on your right (perpendicular to the train) signed: “5th Ave. & Pine St”. Once at the top of the escalator, head towards Nordstrom and continue following signs for “5th & Pine/Nordstrom” and escalators up until you emerge onto Pine Street, between 5th and 6th Ave. Turn to your left and walk to the corner of Pine and 6th, which puts you 1-2 blocks from all four conference hotels.
From corner of Pine St. and 6th Ave:
Several companies offer shared van shuttle service for around $20 including Shuttle Express Downtown Airporter and Speedi Shuttle.
Lyft, Uber and Wingz provide services at Sea-Tac Airport. The pickup area can be found here.