Register Now for DIS 2023

In-Person Full Conference Registration

Early Bird
(ends June 1, 2023)
Regular Rate
(ends July 9, 2023)
Onsite Rate
ACM or SIGCHI Professional Member$650*$750$850
ACM or SIGCHI Student Member$350$450$550
Student Non-Member$450$550$650
*all prices in US Dollars

Virtual Full Conference Registration

Early Bird
(ends June 1, 2023)
Regular Rate
(ends July 9, 2023)
Onsite Rate
ACM or SIGCHI Professional Member$550$650$750
ACM or SIGCHI Student Member$250$350$450
Student Non-Member$350$450$550
*all prices in US Dollars

Workshops, Single Day pass, & Extra Demo Reception Ticket

Workshops$150 (Each)
In-Person Single-Day Pass$300
Virtual Single Day-Pass$250
Extra Reception Ticket$35 (Each)
*all prices in US Dollars

In-Person Full Conference Registration Fees Include

In-person conference registration includes attendance to all sessions, morning/afternoon refreshment breaks, and evening events. DIS full registration includes DIS poster/demo reception. In-person attendees will also have access to the conference Discord messaging platform to communicate asynchronously.

Extra reception tickets may be purchased for any of the evening events for $35 per person.

One-day passes include access to all sessions, morning/afternoon refreshment breaks, and the evening events on that specific day.

Virtual Full Conference Registration Fees Include

Virtual conference registration includes attendance to all sessions synchronously over video conference. Virtual registration also includes a synchronous video conference during the poster/demo reception. Virtual attendees will also have access to the conference Discord messaging platform to communicate asynchronously.

Registration Cancellation Policy

Up to and including 1 June 2023, the registration fee will be refunded less the $20 USD administration fee.

After 1 June 2023 – No refunds on registration fees will be made. No-shows will not be refunded. Please note if you pre-register and do not attend the conference, you will be charged your participation fee and will be required to settle any outstanding balances.

Notification of cancellations should be made by email to If you do not send an email confirming that you wish to cancel your place at the conference, you will still be liable to pay the fees. Substitutions can be made at any time. All applicable refunds will be made after the conference. Bank service charges and all administration fees will be

deducted from all conference registration refunds. In the unlikely case of cancellation of the event, the organizers shall not accept liability for any consequential loss and shall have no liability to reimburse any other costs that may have been incurred, including transport costs, accommodation, etc. Delegates are encouraged to take out travel insurance when making travel and accommodation arrangements.

Financial support for attending DIS

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

DIS attendees should apply by May 9th.
Apply here:

Travel and Hotel Information

Conference Location

Carnegie Mellon University University Center
5032 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

The program will include two days of workshops on Monday, July 10, and Tuesday, July 11, in the Tepper School of Business and the main conference on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, July 12-14, in the Jared L. Cohon University Center.

Traveling to Pittsburgh


Pittsburgh is served by the Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT), located 21 miles (34 km) from Carnegie Mellon University. The Pittsburgh Airport Authority provides an interactive map to see non-stop flights to Pittsburgh. For details of accessible facilities and other services available at the Pittsburgh International Airport, see the pages for Accessibility and Wheelchair Services.

Getting from the Airport to Carnegie Mellon / Hotels

Carnegie Mellon and local hotels in Pittsburg can most easily be reached by car from the airport. It typically takes anywhere from 25-60 minutes, depending on traffic. You can rent cars at the Pittsburgh airport, or take one of the taxis (called zTrip) waiting outside Door 6. You can also use the Uber or Lyft apps to call a car. If you call one of these services, you will meet your driver outside Door 4 near the purple curb.

Pay attention when you enter the Fort Pitt tunnel, as the view of the city as you exit is one of the best!

You can also take the 28X ‘Airport Flyer’ bus line of Pittsburgh Regional Transit which drops off and picks up right outside of Carnegie Mellon University on Forbes Ave. near the University Center.


Pittsburgh is served by Amtrak at Union Station in downtown Pittsburgh for those wishing to travel via rail. Rail service in the U.S. is typically not as frequent or as fast as in Europe, but there are two train routes that serve Pittsburgh via Amtrak. These are Capitol Limited, which connects Pittsburgh with Chicago and Washington D.C., and the Pennsylvanian, which goes to New York, passing through Philadelphia. If you choose to fly into another city, you should also consider taking inter-city buses, as they are often faster and cheaper than Amtrak. Amtrak fares often get higher closer to the date of travel, so book in advance!

Getting from the Train Station to Carnegie Mellon / Hotels

You can get to Carnegie Mellon and local hotels via rideshare (Uber/Lyft) or the 61A, 61B, 61C, or 61D bus routes.

Intercity Bus

There are two major bus operators that connect Pittsburgh with other cities: Greyhound and Megabus. Both drop you off in downtown Pittsburgh. Megabus tends to have nicer coaches, often with better WiFi service.

Getting Around Pittsburgh

Once you are here, you can get around Pittsburgh via public transportation on Pittsburgh Regional Transit. Most public transit in Pittsburgh is via bus, with just a few underground rail lines downtown. If you would like to get around via transit, we recommend getting the Transit App for Apple or Android which allows you to see real-time bus information, plan your route, and purchase a digital bus pass.

For those looking to get around via scooter, Transit also allows you to rent a Spin Scooter. For those looking to get around via bicycle, you can rent a manual or electric assist bicycle using Pogoh.

You can also easily walk around CMU, Oakland, and Shadyside, which is mostly flat and has wide and maintained sidewalks. Note that Pittsburgh is actually quite hilly, so walking to other nearby neighborhoods may actually be quite a hike!

Conference Hotels

We have partnered with two hotels for those wishing to stay within walking distance or a short bus ride of Carnegie Mellon and the Conference venue.

Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place ($149/night)

3454 Forbes Avenue,Pittsburgh, PA 15213 USA
+1 412-683-2040
21-minute walk to campus or 10-minute bus ride on a 61A,B,C,D or 67

Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center ($149/night)
100 Lytton Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
+1 412-682-6200
17-minute walk to campus or a 7-minute walk+3 minute bus ride on a 61A,B,C,D or 67

Discounted Lodging in CMU dorm

We have also partnered with Carnegie Mellon to provide access to dorm rooms in Resnik House for a heavily discounted nightly rate of:

  • $58.80/night for a double shared room
  • $72.00/night for a single room
  • $82.50/night for a double as a single room.

Note that the dorms will be used by other people at CMU during the event and that only linens are provided (there is no room service). People wishing to share a double room can state each other’s names on the booking form. Only people who both put each other as a stated roommate will be booked together in the same room.