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Wednesday message from the ChairsWed 15 Mar 2023

Welcome to day 0 of the SIGCSE Technical Symposium! We are so excited to see you online or in Toronto. The weather is chilly here, but the mood is warm.

On Wednesday morning and afternoon, we have Pre-symposium, Affiliated Events, and Supporter Sessions. The Symposium program kicks off officially on Wednesday night at 7:00pm when our first block of Workshops begins. We value a safe and respectful environment.

Below is information on expectations, what to do if you witness unacceptable behavior, and how to address grievances. We also have ethics facilitators that are unconnected to the organizing committee if there is something you wish to discuss but are uncomfortable reaching out to the committee. Please refer to the conference web page at: https://sigcse2023.sigcse.org/attending/Safe+and+Respectful+Environment

[All times in this email are North American Eastern Daylight Saving Time (EDT)]. Want to talk to someone on the SIGCSE board? They have office hours! They are as follows:

  • In-person: 704
    • Thursday 10:00am - 7:00pm, except during lunch and plenary sessions
    • Friday 10:00am - 5:00pm, except lunch and plenary sessions
  • Online in Webex
    • Thursday 10:45am - 12:00pm
    • Friday 10:45am - 12:00pm
    • Friday 15:45pm-17:00pm


Yes, you can still sign up for a workshop! You can visit the registration booth to add a workshop in person or add it electronically using the modify registration link in your registration confirmation email. https://sigcse2023.sigcse.org/program/program-sigcse-ts-2023/?track=SIGCSE%20TS%20Workshops

If you are attending an online workshop, you will receive an email with the Zoom link for the workshop about one hour before.

Participating In-Person in Metro Toronto Convention Center

Beware! The floor numbers go up as you go down. So if you are on the floor fo r the 600 rooms, you need to go down to get to the 700 rooms.

If you have not signed up for the Buddy Program and have been to the symposium a few times, please consider being a more experienced buddy. https://sigcse2023.sigcse.org/blog/1678547103801/We+need+SIGCSE+TS+Buddies+for+our+first-time+attendees

Participating Online in Webex


Agenda items have links to the pre-recorded videos. However, these URLs do not work in the phone app. On the phone app, you can go to the pre-record videos tab and search for the video.

We have a video walkthrough of Webex https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CZWHKbaxHCPOVVDq_CgJQSel-O_sxTee/view

There are many things you can do online!

  • Plenary viewing groups
  • First-timers lunch online tables
  • Authors’ corner
  • Online Reception Hangouts
  • Online Poster Session
  • Online Lightning Talks Session
  • Online Birds of a Feature
  • Online Workshops
  • Hybrid Presentations

If you are in a hybrid room, we’ve made a video for how those sessions are set up and how to engage with your audience https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pQ2ld9b0BRqWpiwtjjmXjYBfHTSwI2Is/view

In Service,

Kristin Stephens-Martinez
Delaram Yazdansepas
SIGCSE TS 2023 Hybrid Experience Co-Chairs

Maureen Doyle
Ben Stephenson
SIGCSE TS 2023 Symposium Co-Chairs

Brian Dorn
Leen-Kiat Soh
Lina Battestilli
SIGCSE TS 2023 Program Co-Chairs