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Navigating SC23: Know Before You Go

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Registration Badges & Receipts

Pick up your badge in Lobby F of the Colorado Convention Center.

Lost badges can be reprinted. Bring your government-issued ID to the Assisted Registration desk. There is a $40 reprint fee.

If you need a receipt for your registration and did not retain it upon registering, please contact Registration.

Registration & Store Hours

Saturday, November 11

Sunday, November 12

Monday, November 13

Tuesday, November 14

Wednesday, November 15

Thursday, November 16

Friday, November 17

1–6 pm

7 am–6 pm

7 am–9 pm

7 am–5 pm

7:30 am–5 pm

7:30 am–5 pm

8–11 am

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Job Fair
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Don’t miss Hakeem Oluseyi’s inspiring delivery.

Attendee Resources

Welcome to Denver

In preparation for your visit, here are some key offerings and details to enhance your experience.

SC23 is being held at the Colorado Convention Center in the heart of downtown Denver, providing a comfortable and convenient space for all conference activities. While known as a walkable and visitor-friendly city, transportation information, including travel tips and options for getting to and from the host venue, is available. SC also provides options for securing accommodations through its contractor, onPeak.

Additionally, Denver offers a free Mallride service, making it easy to explore the city. Savor Denver’s diverse culinary scene, explore local attractions, and take advantage of special activity deals and discounts during your stay. 

The conference center offers a range of resources. Attendees can find essential information about first aid, security, a parent room, coat check, lost and found services, accessibility options, and parking details. SC23 is also family-friendly, providing childcare services through KiddieCorp for young attendees. For moments of reflection and respite, a dedicated prayer room and quiet room are available for your convenience.

For those looking to explore the exhibitors and navigate the exhibit floor, use the online Exhibitor List & Floor Plan to find your way.

Personalize Your Schedule

Access Conference Content

Valuable tools designed to enhance your participation an empower you to your best SC experience.


Plan your conference journey using the SC23 Schedule, the ultimate tool for creating an agenda. This one-stop resource offers comprehensive information about conference programs, exhibits, and daily events. The schedule has various features, including event filters, day-specific links, a presenter and organization index, and detailed search capabilities to keep attendees informed about current and upcoming sessions.

If you are new to the conference, learn about the ins and outs during the SC First Timers session.

digital experience

The Digital Experience is a customized virtual event platform integrated with the conference schedule, offering attendees the flexibility to engage with SC23 content digitally. It will be accessible a few days before the conference begins with live-streamed sessions and Q&A options tailored to different registration categories. On-demand recordings will be available until January 01, 2024.

To access the Digital Experience, registered attendees will receive an email invitation with instructions to sign in using their registration email and ID.

Mobile App

Stay connected and organized with the official SC23 Mobile App, available for download via Apple’s App Store and Google Play. This dynamic app serves as a personal central hub for connecting with other attendees, scheduling your week, and navigating the conference seamlessly with its useful 3D map. Tailor routes to suit your mobility needs, create a personalized schedule, and sync it with your calendar for a smoother conference experience.

Program Highlights

Unmissable SC Events

Don’t miss these capstone events filled with engaging speakers from the HPC community.

I AM HPC Plenary

Join us for this thought-provoking session, I Am HPC: Impact and Future Directions. A distinguished panel will explore the social impact of HPC. Led by Roscoe C. Giles from Boston University, this event promises valuable insights into the world of HPC. Panelists include the renowned Valerie E. Taylor, Enobong Branch, Mateo Valero, and Katherine Yelick.

Monday, November 13, 5:30–6:45 pm MST
Mile High Ballroom

Invited talks

Immerse yourself in visionary discussions at the Invited Talks. From innovative strides in AI research to the role of HPC in developing countries, these sessions offer unparalleled insights into the complex challenges of our time. This enlightening series features influential figures, including Katerina Antypas, Jairo Panetta, Sandra Diaz Pier, Amanda Randles, Denice Ward Hood, Lois Curfman McInnes, Carol Scarlett, and Fred Chong. Hear their perspectives and broaden your horizons.

Tuesday–Thursday, November 14–16
Mile High Ballroom


Kickstart your SC23 experience with the keynote address, delivered by Dr. Hakeem Oluseyi, a renowned astrophysicist and former NASA Space Science Education Lead. This visionary talk promises to inspire and set the tone for the conference week.

Tuesday, November 14, 8:30–10 am MST
Mile High Ballroom


An important part of the SC experience, the array of conference and society awards celebrate exceptional contributions and outstanding achievements that impact the HPC field and related research domains. 

These awards encompass a spectrum of categories that span from the prestigious SC Best Paper to noteworthy society awards, such as the ACM Gordon Bell Prize that acknowledges excellence in HPC and its applications across science, engineering, and large-scale data analytics. The new Gordon Bell Prize for Climate Modelling further spotlights innovative parallel computing contributions aimed at addressing the global climate crisis. 

Learn more about HPC’s best and brightest through the many awards presented throughout the SC Conference.

Expansive Exhibits

Exploring Innovation

A vibrant tapestry of discovery and enlightenment showcasing more than 400 exhibitors.

Exhibitor Forum

Dive into the Exhibitor Forum, where exhibitors and technical program attendees take center stage to deliver deep technical insights. These sessions explore the cutting edge of HPC, encompassing everything from state-of-the-art hardware and advanced software solutions to data management infrastructure, large-scale research projects, and collaborative community endeavors.

Quantum Village

For an exciting glimpse into the future, explore the SC23 Quantum Village, featured on the main exhibition floor. Here, emerging products, tools, and services shaping the quantum landscape are the focus. Engage in discussions, provide feedback on new developments, and expand your network within a computing community eager to embrace the quantum era.

HPC Illuminations Pavilion

Too, stop by the first-ever HPC Illuminations Pavilion, a dedicated space for underrepresented research groups to showcase their groundbreaking work. This unique space is providing the opportunity for valuable HPC research to find the SC Conference audience it deserves.

35 Years of SC

And, for a trip through history, be sure to visit the 35 Years of SC exhibition, located in Lobby F, commemorating more than three decades of the SC Conference and its place as the nexus for the top minds and advancements in HPC. You just might uncover some “hidden heroes” along the way.


Where Learning & Innovation Converge

Fulfilling its mission to inspire and empower the next generation of HPC enthusiasts.

A standout event at Students@SC, the Student Cluster Competition (SCC) is an exhilarating, 48-hour HPC-A-PALOOZA, where 11 global teams take on the challenge. Building small clusters and tackling real-world problems, they put their skills to the ultimate test. This intense competition spans from Monday to Thursday, culminating in the Student Cluster Competition Wrap-up that celebrates the winning team. 

For those unable to attend SCC in person, there is the IndySCC, a remote competition where teams use provided hardware. IndySCC is an education-focused experience, guided by HPC industry experts, and it concludes with a 48-hour contest the weekend before SC, pushing teams to the limits of their knowledge and abilities.

The HPC Immersion program is tailored for undergraduates in the early stages of their academic journey. Here, they immerse themselves in the SC Technical Program, engaging in panels, hands-on learning sessions, mentoring, and workshops.

The ACM Student Research Competition (SRC) spotlights original research from both undergraduate and graduate students. These emerging researchers present their work, and the ACM SRC Committee recognizes excellence in presentation quality. Meanwhile, the Doctoral Showcase gives students near the end of their doctorate an opportunity to summarize their dissertation research. These events provide an excellent opportunity for prospective employers and junior graduate students to delve into groundbreaking research.

Engaging Activities

Teach the Teacher

Teach the Teacher is a one-day workshop designed for high school teachers, equipping them with the skills and techniques to incorporate cutting-edge computing capabilities into their courses with microcredentials available. 

Guided Interest Groups

Guided Interest Groups (GIGs) provide community learning experiences where students lead participants through the SC Technical Program, offering opportunities to explore the program in depth. While open to all conference attendees, students in the Students@SC cohorts receive priority for GIG participation.

Student Tours

Students@SC also offers a range of engaging activities. Local student groups can participate in Student Tours, exploring the conference and gaining exposure to the world of HPC.

Early Career

The Early Career Program is designed to assist participants as they navigate a successful career path. The program covers topics such as funding, mentorship, self-promotion, communication skills, resiliency, and time management. There are also Lightning Talks, where students can present their work to gain insight from professionals. These talks will be held at the SCinet Research Exposition, Booth 1275, on the exhibit floor.

SCinet Technology

Empowering the Conference

A global assembly of experts create the world’s most potent volunteer-driven network. 

Since its inception at SC91, SCinet has consistently delivered an innovative networking infrastructure that empowers SC Conference attendees and the HPC community to connect, transport, and showcase HPC research from across the globe. Beyond enabling high-performance demonstrations, SCinet ensures that conference attendees stay seamlessly connected through wired and wireless connections.

The dynamic force behind SCinet is a collaborative effort involving volunteers from academia, government, and industry who collectively design and deliver this extraordinarily powerful network. SCiet is realized by generous contributions from industry stakeholders, encompassing millions of dollars in equipment and services to support local and wide area networks. Global collaboration and dedication continually redefine SCinet and have made it a vital part of the SC Conference experience.

SCinet by the Numbers

6.71 Tbps

Wide area network bandwidth

20 Circuits

Averaging 355.5 Gbps per circuit

206 Volunteers

From 9 countries and 31 states

113/83 Represented

Institutions/Volunteer Organizations

Let the Festivities Begin

Mingle. Explore. Relax.

Enjoy a delightful array of gatherings while at SC23 in Denver, each with it’s own personality and flair.

Exhibitor Reception

Sunday, November 12, 6–9:30 pm

Food, beverages, and entertainment for registered SC23 exhibitors. An exhibitor badge and government-issued ID are required.

Registration Category: EX

Shuttle Pick Up: Colorado Convention Center (CCC), Lobby B, Welton Drive, 5:30–8 pm, and from venue back to CCC, 8:30–10 pm

Coat Check: 6–10 pm

Grand opening Gala Reception

Monday, November 13, 7–9 pm
Colorado Convention Center, Exhibit Hall

Experience the exhibit hall and its vast array of innovations in this fun evening event. Open to all Technical Program, Exhibitor, and Students@SC registrants.

Registration Categories: TP | EX

Poster Reception

Tuesday, November 14, 5:15–7 pm
Colorado Convention Center, Concourse DEF

Celebrate the opening of the Posters program. Meet this year’s poster authors and enjoy complimentary refreshments and appetizers. Open to attendees with a Technical Program badge.

Registration Category: TP

Technical Program Reception

Thursday, November 16, 6–9:30 pm
Denver Art Museum

SC hosts this reception in thanks to our attendees and contributors with food, drink, and socializing. A Technical Program badge OR event ticket, and government-issued ID are required.

Registration Category: TP (or event ticket for purchase at registration)

Shuttle Pick Up: Colorado Convention Center (CCC), Lobby B, Welton Drive, 5:30–8 pm, and from venue back to CCC, 8:30–10 pm

Coat Check: 6–10 pm

Inclusivity Matters

SC Is a Happy Place

We do not tolerate harassment in any form. Please review the Code of Conduct.

All of these programs and events make SC23 a dynamic and enriching experience, offering unique insights, networking opportunities, leading-edge technology, breakthrough research, and a chance to celebrate the groundbreaking work and people within the HPC community.

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