For Attendees

Registering for SIGCSE 2015

SIGCSE 2015 takes place between March 4th and March 7th this year.

As always, we encourage attendees to register early; this helps us with our planning, and in return, you get lower registration rates! And, of course, you can join ACM SIGCSE, which will further reduce your rates. Joining SIGCSE is $45 for professionals and $8 for students, so it really is to your benefit to join the world’s premier professional computer science education organization!

Even if you join SIGCSE ($25/year), you're guaranteed to save on your conference registration! And, consider a


Early Closes Sunday, February 1, 2015
Late Opens Monday, February 2, 2015;
Closes Sunday, February 22, 2015
ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES Sunday, February 22, 2015
On-site Rates take effect Monday, February 23, 2015; register at SIGCSE


Early $285 for SIGCSE members, $365 for non-members
Late $335 for SIGCSE members, $415 for non-members
On-site $385 for SIGCSE members, $460 for non-members
K-12 two-day (Friday/Saturday) $150 for early, $180 for late or onsite
K-12 one-day (Saturday) $80 for early, $110 for late or onsite
Students (at any time) $60 for ACM/SIGCSE members, $70 for non-members

As of July 4th, we are not quite ready to accept your conference registrations... but we will soon!

Reserving a Room at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown

Our conference hotel is the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. The rumor on the street in KC is that SIGCSE booked the whole thing. So, take that conference rate, and book rooms for yourself and all of your colleagues—this would be great year to bring the whole department/division/school.

**We're excited to note that our conference hotel and venue hotel are one and the same!** Sessions and accommodations are all under the same roof.

So go reserve your room now. You might as well: it's the 2014-2015 budget year, and at least this way you won't be thinking about it all through the fall term.


Getting to SIGCSE 2015

Kansas City International Airport (Airport Code: MCI)

Our airport is Kansas City International Airport (

The airport's phone number is +1-(816)-243-5237.

Once you get to the airport, you'll probably want to leave. There are many ground transport services that you might investigate. Having spent some time digging around the KCATA website (Kansas City's public transit service), it looks like the 129 bus service stops at all terminals and provides transit downtown. This is a $1.50 fare (exact change). According to Google's public transit directions, this trip looks to take just over an hour, and you will be dropped off at 10th and Broadway. This is roughly a 5 minute walk from the KC Marriott Downtown.

Please note, the directions regarding bus usage have not been validated or verified by anyone who 1) lives in KC or 2) has ever attempted the journey described.


If you decide you want to do public transport, make sure that your arrival time allows for this. For example, the last bus out from the airport seems to be around 11PM; have a backup plan if you think your flight might be delayed and prevent you from catching your bus.

SIGCSE has a SuperShuttle discount code if you want to do that. You can also take a cab or rent a car; those both tend to work the same in most every country I've visited; remember, always tip your cabbie.

Once You Are There

We’ll be updating this section over the course of the year; we’ll have offers and recommendations for you that you can take advantage of while you are in KC, MO.

Awesome Stuff To Do in KC

The Kansas City Visitor’s Bureau has a great deal to say about the city. We have a few favorites as well, and will discuss them in the blog over the coming months.