For those who need childcare services, there are plenty of services in NYC. The hotel itself does not have a preferred service. Feel free to make your own choice.

Childcare Assistance Grants

SIGARCH supports two programs – the Companion Assistance Program and the Childcare Travel Support Program – to help SIGARCH members who need to attend ISCA (and other SIGARCH sponsored events) but need assistance. See more details at

SIGARCH is able to provide some financial support for eligible parents. Information about how you can apply for assistance follows.

Applicants are requested to follow the instructions on the SIGARCH webpage and send requests to Natalie Enright Jerger.

The cap is $1,000 per application for childcare. SIGARCH will approve applications on a case-by-case basis up to the SIGARCH budget constraints.

The deadline for submission is one week before the early/advanced registration deadline, i.e., Friday, May 13, 2022. Applications will be considered together immediately after the deadline. Applicants can expect to receive a response before the early/advanced registration deadline. If the demand is more than what SIGARCH had budgeted for, SIGARCH will consider providing a subset of the funds requested or potentially using a more needs-based prioritization among the applicants.

Late submissions up to one week before the conference will also be considered but will only be awarded subject to budget constraints.