On this site you’ll find information about the following topics:

Planning what to see
Conference, Workshop and Banquet Venues
Getting Around Vancouver
Special DIS2014 Tours
*NEW* Information for Visa Support Letters


The general conference registration will be in the Renaissance Hotel:
Sun 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM at the Renaissance, Vista Room
Mon 8:00 PM – 4:40 PM at the Renaissance, Harbourside Foyer
Mon 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM at the Renaissance, A Level (Experience Night — Entrance on Hastings St, outside of the Hotel, to the left of the main hotel entrance)
Tue 8:00 PM – 4:40 PM at the Renaissance, Harbourside Foyer
Wed 8:00 PM – noon at the Renaissance, Harbourside Foyer


To register, please visit the DIS 2014 Registration site.
Registration fees (in USD):

   Main Conference
Workshop Design
(ends May 12)
Regular Late
1 day  2 days
 Non Member $770  $860  $945  $380 $190  $280 free! $205 $30  $79 
 ACM/SIGCHI Member  $670 $755 $840 $335 $190  $280 $205 $30 $79
 Student $395  $450 $495 $260 $150  $240 $205 $20 $79 

 *includes Monday Reception, Presentation of Demos and WiPs, and the DIS PechaKucha Night. Tickets will be sold on a different platform. More information coming soon!

Planning what to see
The program is now available in many electronic forms:
– the DIS 2014 website: http://dis2014.iat.sfu.ca/index.php/program/
– our mobile app:
Android: http://goo.gl/MPpPDi
iOS: http://goo.gl/8eoe7i
WebApp: http://goo.gl/n0MHRf
– the “confer” recommender and referral system: http://confer.csail.mit.edu
– the ACM Digital Library: http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2598510

Vancouver is a tourist destination during the summer months. Good hotels that are low to mid ranged in price book-up fast. We recommend that you book your accommodations as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.


The main conference venue and hotel is the Renaissance Harbourside Hotel. DIS attendees can get a special rate with them. $225 per room per night (single or double occupancy). Limited quantity! You can book those rooms here: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/DIS2014


There are also special rates for students. Also limited quantity! $156 per room per night (single or double occupancy, +$30 per additional 3rd and 4th person). Student rooms can only be booked by contacting contact the reservations department directly at vancouver.reservations@renaissancehotels.com


Conference, Workshop and Banquet Venues
The conference, workshops and banquet are held in three different locations. The main conference venue is the Renaissance Harbourside Hotel. The banquet venue is at Science World. The Workshop venue is the Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue


Getting Around Vancouver

We created a DIS Map to locate conference venues as well as, restaurants, DIY Hotspots, Galleries, and activities close or related to the conference. Map icons denote the type of activity some selected venues have offered discounts to DIS attendees with coupon.

The Vancouver Tourism Map is available as a downloadable app and online. This information provides access to the local transit systems, accommodations, restaurants and outdoor activities. This is a extensive list of Vancouver centric opportunities for you to explore in the city.


The School of Interactive Art and Technology (SIAT) Tour
This tour starts at the conference site and leads you through a visit of the SIAT Research Labs located in the Surrey campus at Simon Fraser University.
Date: Sunday, June 22, 2014
Duration: 1:00PM -to- 4:30PM

Visit our facebook events page to registrar and receive updates; or contact social@dis2014.org.


Visa Support Letters

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. For Visa support letters, please send all requests to the Office of SIG Services supportletters@acm.org
with the following information:

1. Your name as it appears on your passport

2. Current postal mailing address

3. The name of the conference you wish to attend

4. Your DIS Registration Confirmation Number

5. 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’

Please note visa support letters are issued via email by PDF and the original is mailed to your current postal address.

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