Strange Loop

September 26-28 2018


Stifel Theatre


St. Louis, MO


Registration Info


Registration Tips

The registration site we are using follows the order flow below:

Rates and Dates Overview

Strange Loop will be held September 27-28th, 2018. Wednesday Sept 26th will be an optional preconference day for long-form workshops at an additional cost to the main conference.

Item Dates Cost
Regular Rate (till Sept 5) Sept 27-28 $725
Self-paid discount rate Sept 27-28 $525
Student Rate - send student ID Sept 27-28 $300
Late Rate (after Sept 5) Sept 27-28 $825
Preconf: PWLConf Sept 26 $100
Preconf: PWLConf self-paid Sept 26 $50
Preconf: elm-conf Sept 26 $125
Preconf: Software With a Mission Sept 26 $80
Preconf: Day of Datomic Cloud Sept 26 $125


This year we are colocated with the International Conference on Functional Programming and you can purchase per-day tickets to ICFP in your Strange Loop registration as a convenience.

During Strange Loop days (Sept 26-28), the per-day cost is $125 regular or $100 for students. Before and after Strange Loop (Sept 23-25, Sept 29), the per-day cost is $220 regular or $125 for students. When you register for a day's events you have open access to all ICFP events (ICFP, workshop, or tutorials) which vary each day.

Hotel Accommodations

Information on the main and overflow hotels is included below. While you may use any hotel in the area, we will only provide shuttle service from Union Station and Hilton Ballpark to events such as the conference party.

Main hotel: Union Station Hotel

Note that as all staff, speakers, and grant attendees are staying at Union Station, there are a limited number of rooms available.

Overflow hotel: Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark

Overflow hotel: Pear Tree Inn

Other options

Generally any hotel search site can be used to find nearby hotels in downtown St. Louis at comparable rates. If you are flying in, it's easiest to find a hotel close to the St. Louis Metrolink light rail, which runs from the airport to downtown St. Louis and has stops near the conference venues.

Other hotels in close walking distance include include: Drury Inn, Pear Tree Inn, Courtyard by Marriott Downtown West, and the St. Louis City Center Hotel.


The conference will be held at the historic Stifel Theatre (formerly the Peabody Opera House). The Stifel is a long-time performing arts venue in the heart of downtown St. Louis that was beautifully restored and re-opened in 2011. It hosts a 3500 seat main hall and four large side ballrooms and we'll use them all! We are very excited to return to the Stifel in 2018.

This year we will also be utilizing the Union Station Ballrooms as breakout rooms for the main conference Sept 27-28th. Shuttles will run between Union Station and the Stifel Theatre throughout the conference days.