23rd ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology
Gothenburg, Sweden / November 8-10

Attending


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Registration

Information regarding registration for VRST 2017 will be published here, early June 2017.

Venue and Transportation

Ferry between Stenpiren in central Gothenburg and Lindholmspiren near the conference venue on the Chalmers Lindholmen campus:

  • Until 7 PM: every five minutes (free of charge)
  • After 7 PM, from Stenpiren (city center) to Lindholmspiren (conference venue): 7:04 PM, 7:23 PM, 8:23 PM, 9:23 PM, 10:23 PM, 11:23 PM, 0:21AM.
  • After 7 PM, from Lindholmspiren (conference venue) to Stenpiren (city center): 7:15 PM, 8:15, PM 9:15, PM 10:15, PM 11:15 PM, 0:15 AM.

For more information, see the "Getting to Lindholmen" page on the Lindholmen Science Park's website.

Accommodations

Four quality hotels in Gothenburg, all located close to the conference venue, are offering special rates for VRST 2017 attendees. You can use the codes given below for each hotel to book any combination of days you prefer from November 7 to November 11.

The first three hotels below are in the city center, while the fourth is directly on the Chalmers Lindholmen campus.

Comfort Hotel Göteborg

nordicchoicehotels.se/comfort/comfort-hotel-goteborg/

Skeppsbroplatsen 1, 411 21 Gothenburg

In city center. 15-minute walk + ferry to VRST 2017 venue.

  • Standard room, 1-person (incl. breakfast): 1.500 SEK / night
  • Standard room, 2-person (incl. breakfast): 1.700 SEK / night

Use code GR001780 to access special rates and pre-booking for VRST attendees. (First-come first-serve; rates valid until September 20.)
Booking by e-mail: co.goteborg@choice.se
Booking by phone: +46 31 752 28 00
Cancellation policy: at most 7 days before arrival

(Guaranteed river view: please contact hotel.)

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Hotel Riverton

riverton.se/en/

Stora Badhusgatan 26, 411 21 Gothenburg

In city center. 15-minute walk + ferry to VRST 2017 venue.

  • Single room (incl. breakfast): 1.395 SEK / night

Use code 1292997 to access special rates and pre-booking for VRST attendees. (First-come first-serve; rates valid until July 11.)
Booking by e-mail: riverton@riverton.se
Booking by phone: +46 31 750 10 00
Contact person: Mrs. Sofia Jelvestam
Cancellation policy: at most 7 days before arrival, by 18:00

Riverton Skybar Lounge Riverton Skybar Riverton Superor Single - desk

Center Hotel

hotelcenter.se/en/

Stora Badhusgatan 28, 411 21 Gothenburg

In city center. 15-minute walk + ferry to VRST 2017 venue.

  • Single room, one person (incl. breakfast): 795 SEK / night
  • Double room, per person (incl. breakfast): 455 SEK / night
  • 3-bed room, per person (incl. breakfast): 500 SEK / night
  • 4-bed room, per person (incl. breakfast): 450 SEK / night

Use code VRST2017 to access special rates and pre-booking for VRST attendees. (First-come first-serve; rates valid until November 1.)
Booking by e-mail: josefin@gcch.se
Booking by phone: +46 31 17 40 50
Contact person: Mrs. Josefin Axelsson (josefin@gcch.se)
Cancellation policy: at most 2 days before arrival

(Free wi-fi and complementary tea, coffee, and fruit 24/7.)
(Complementary Waffle Bar open between 4PM and 9PM.)

Fasad Center

Radisson Blu Riverside Hotel

radissonblu.com/en/riversidehotel-gothenburg

Lindholmspiren 4, 417 56 Gothenburg

On campus. 5-minute walk to VRST 2017 venue.

  • Double room, one person (incl. breakfast): 1.450 SEK / night
  • Double room, two persons (incl. breakfast): 1.550 SEK / night

Use code VRST2017 to access special rates and pre-booking for VRST attendees. (First-come first-serve; rates valid until September 26.)
Booking by e-mail: meetings.riverside.gothenburg@radissonblu.com
Booking by phone: +46 31 383 40 10
Cancellation policy: until 18:00 on the day of arrival

(How to book: Please send number of credit card and expiration date.)
(Location: radissonblu.com/en/riversidehotel-gothenburg/location)

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Student Volunteers

Important Dates

September 15, 2017
Applications due
September 18, 2017
Notifications

Application Instructions

To apply to be a student volunteer, please sign up at the CHI SV Portal: chisv.org/vrst2017/

Applications from undergraduate, masters, and PhD students are all welcome.

Questions

If you have any questions or problems, please contact the Student Volunteers Chair (Mr. Pascal Knierim): sv2017@vrst.acm.org

Duties and Benefits

    Student volunteers will be required to help set up and perform a diverse variety of work during the conference, as needed. Duties will include bag stuffing, manning the registration desk, AV assistance, poster and demo setup, badge checking, break monitoring, etc. Volunteers will also need to be available during the conference if new tasks come up. (There will be approximately 16 scheduled work hours per student volunteer.)

    Student volunteers will usually be able to attend most of the conference sessions, even while working.

    In addition to the innate joys of performing the duties above, VRST student volunteers will receive the following:

    • Free conference registration
    • Free T-shirt
    • Invitation to an awesome Student Volunteers Party

    Arriving and Leaving

    Student volunteers need to be available to help throughout the conference. You will need to arrive by noon on November 7 (Tuesday) for the Student Volunteers Orientation, and you should not plan leave the conference venue until conference teardown on November 25 (Friday). We strongly encourage you to stay as long as you possibly can, since we intend to host the traditional small party for all student volunteers on Friday evening. (Details on the party will be announced later.)

    Accommodations

    We will not be able to provide free accommodations for student volunteers, but we will facilitate you teaming up with other student volunteers for sharing rooms. For affordable room rates please see the accommodations section on this page.