SIG Conference Planning Guide

Table of Contents

Establishing an ACM Sponsored or Co-sponsored Event  

Site Selection, Venue and Hotel Contracting

Conference Registration

Conference Operations

Conference Finances


Conference Promotion, Printing, Awards Production

Conference Web Services


Virtual Conferences: A Guide to Best Practices

In March 2020 ACM formed a Presidential Task Force (PTF) to help conference organizers transition their events to online. The PTF is working on a guide to offer practical advice and shed light on the largely unfamiliar territory of online conferencing.

The report, available here, includes pointers to a live document with additional resources. We welcome comments, suggestions and experience reports from the community.

Zoom Meeting Guide

ACM has put together helpful information to assist volunteer leadership with setting up a virtual conference using the Zoom online platform.

Message to Conference Leaders on COVID-19/2019-nCOV (Coronavirus)

ACM is closely monitoring the COVID19 or 2019-nCoV situation (Coronavirus) and its potential impact on ACM conferences.

Policy Against Harassment at ACM Activities

It is important that all conference organizers review this policy.