ACM CCS 2018 Travel-Related Information

Conference-rate Hotel Rooms

Rooms at Hotel X Toronto are available at the special conference rate of $289 CAD/day + taxes. To get this rate, follow this link. Rooms must be reserved before the 14th 21st of September, subject to availability.

Reservations can also be made by calling the central hotel line at +1 647 943 9300 with the code CTA698.

Union Pearson Express

Union Pearson Express (UP Express) connects Toronto Pearson International Airport to Union Station in downtown Toronto in 25 minutes via train. Trains leave every 15 minutes with the first train departing Pearson Station at 05:27 and the last train departing at 00:57.

Use promo code ACM2018 before October 15, 2018 to get a 25% discount on adult return tickets (round-trip) from Pearson Station to Union Station ($18.50 CAD).

Visas & Visa Support Letters

Most people need a visa or an Electronic Travel Authorization to travel to Canada. Some people may only need their valid passport. Use the following tool to determine what you need and apply online:

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) is able to provide visa support letters to attendees as well as authors with accepted papers, posters, or members of the conference committee. Note that ACM does not issue formal invitation letters for visas to attend ACM sponsored conferences.

For visa support letters, refer all requests to Please allow up to 10 business days to receive a letter. All requests are handled in the order they are received. The information below should be included with the request:

  • Your name as it appears on your passport
  • Your current postal mailing address
  • The name of the conference you are registering for
  • Your registration confirmation number
  • Titles of any accepted papers or presentations at the conference you wish to attend. For papers, indicate whether you are the sole author or a co-author.

ACM does not provide letters for transport of vendor or presenter equipment. ACM suggests shipping the materials insured to the conference facility.