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Association Membership


How can I become a member of ACM or IEEE?

Attendees who are members of ACM or IEEE, the sponsoring associations of the SC Conference Series, pay discounted registration fees. Visit the membership pages of ACM and IEEE for membership information and online applications.

What are the qualifications to register as a Retired Member?

To qualify as a Retired Member, you must be at least 65 years old and either an ACM or IEEE member.


Registration Options


What does the Technical Program registration include?

The Technical Program (Tuesday–Friday) fee includes admission to most Program sessions, Exhibits, Grand Opening Gala Reception, Technical Program Reception (Technical Program badge OR event ticket, and government-issued ID required for entry), and one copy of the SC proceedings. Workshops and Tutorials are not included with the Technical Program registration.

What are the Tutorials registration options?

The Tutorials (SUN, MON, or 2DAY) fee includes admission to any of the tutorials offered on the selected day for a one-day pass, or to any tutorials on both days for a two-day pass. The fee also includes a set of tutorial notes for download, and lunch and breaks on the day(s) registered. Please note there is no half-day Tutorials option or hard-copy notes option.

What are the Workshops registration options?

Registration for Workshops gives you access to all three days of the workshops. To add Workshops to your Technical Program registration, select the Workshop Add-On. Or you may register for Workshops Only. The Workshops Only registration includes the workshops on Sunday, Monday, and Friday. It does NOT include access to the Exhibits, but you may combine a Workshops Only registration with other registration options (Exhibits Hall Only, Tutorials) in order to gain access to the Exhibits Hall.

What are the qualifications to register as a student?

To register as a student you must provide a current student ID on-site.


Discounts, Payments, Refunds, Receipts


Do you offer any group discounts?

We do not offer group discounts.

As a student volunteer, do I receive any discounts?

Student volunteers receive a reduced rate for registration for the Technical Program. You will be emailed a link and the promo code for the discount.

Do you accept wire transfers? Who covers the bank fees?

We do accept wire transfers. The registrant is responsible for any bank fees.

What is the cancellation policy? Will I receive a refund?

Registration cancellations must be submitted to the SC Registration Center in writing in order to receive a refund, less a $50 processing fee. All requests must include a brief explanation of the reason for cancelling. Cancellation requests received after the cancellation deadline are not eligible for refund or credit. Amounts less than $50 will not be refunded.

If the cancellation is due to a visa being denied, the registrant must provide a copy of the denial letter with their cancellation request.

Credit card refunds are reviewed once a week while registration is open; they can take up to 10 days to process. Check refunds are processed approximately six to eight weeks after the end of the conference. Wire payments are refunded by check six to eight weeks after the conference.

If I lose my badge, can I have another one printed?

To reprint a badge, bring your government-issued ID to the Assisted Registration Desk. There is a $40 reprint fee.

Can I obtain a registration receipt after the conference?

If you need a receipt for your registration fee and did not retain it upon registering, please contact Registration.


Exhibitor Registration


What are the registration options for exhibitors?

There are two types of exhibitors: research and industry. The number of booth staff badges granted depends on the type of exhibitor and the size of the booth.

Industry Exhibitors
One complimentary Technical Program badge per booth (no matter the size of the booth), and six complimentary exhibit booth personnel badges for each 10-by-10-foot booth. The fee for additional personnel is $100 per person.

Fifteen Exhibits Hall Only guest passes for each 10-by-10-foot booth. These passes are intended for exhibitor clients only (not for exhibitor staff). Guest passes are good for all three days. Each person invited comes out of the allotment. Exhibitor guests have access to the Exhibits Hall only when it is open to the public.

Research Exhibitors
Research exhibitors receive no complimentary personnel badges; the fee is $100 per badge. This fee is waived for each Technical Program registration purchased.

Exhibitor Attendees
An exhibitor who wishes to also attend the conference must register as an attendee and pay the applicable registration fee. The $100 over-allotment fee for personnel badges is waived for each Technical Program registration purchased. Exhibitors can register using the Exhibitor Registration link on the registration page, selecting the exhibiting company they are affiliated with from the dropdown menu. The exhibitor attendee will be added to the exhibiting booth upon approval from the designated exhibitor contact (the “booth boss”).

Exhibitor Guests
The designated exhibitor contact (“booth boss”) may register their guests for the conference using the Exhibitor Registration link on the registration page. Exhibitor guests cannot register themselves online in advance. Exhibitor guests wishing to register on-site need approval from the booth boss.

Where can I find my exhibitor ID?

The exhibitor ID will be emailed to the designated exhibitor contact.

Where do I pick up my exhibitor badge?

Exhibitor badges can be picked up on-site at the registration desk.


International Attendees


I need a visa in order to attend the conference. Where can I find information for my visa application?

See the International Attendee page for information about visas.


Child Attendees


Can my child attend the conference?

All children (of any age) must be registered at the Special Assistance desk in the registration area. Access policies differ according to the age of the child and the particular conference venue involved.

Children under 12 are not permitted in the Exhibits Hall, except during Family Day (Wednesday, November 20 from 4–6 pm). They must be accompanied by their parent at all times. All family members must be registered and badged, but no fee is charged during that period. Infants 6 months and younger may be brought into all conference sessions.

Children ages 12–16 are permitted inside the Exhibits Hall, provided they are accompanied by an adult at all times and have their own Exhibits Hall Only pass. No children under 16 years of age may be in the Exhibits Hall during set-up or tear-down. View our full policies and procedures on the Family Resources page.

Child care services, provided by KiddiCorp, are available in the convention center to registered attendees and exhibitors. For a small fee, children between the ages of 6 months and 12 years can participate.

On-Site Child Care Registration

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