The tentative schedule is as follows. Please note that this is purely to provide you a rough idea of what to expect; some details are very likely to change.

With this tentative schedule, we aim to emphasize interactive elements, both traditional (poster sessions, coffee breaks, reception and banquet) and more experimental (research speed dating and roundtable lunches; please see below for brief descriptions). These will be complemented by relatively few plenary sessions (keynotes, tutorials, etc), no longer than 90 minutes in a row. In the schedule, we mark coffee & poster sessions green, plenary elements yellow, and additional networking time (including lunches) in purple.

Here is a brief description of the individual elements:

  • Roundtable lunch. Have you ever wondered who else is working in your area of research? Do you want to network, find new collaborations, exchange ideas or share experiences on a specific topic? This is the right event for you! We’ll collect topics that are of interest to AutoML-Conf attendees and provide dedicated tables for each topic where you can discuss and connect. Of course there will also be lunch.
  • Research speed dating. Are you up for meeting new people? We will do several quick rounds where you get to know other attendees of the conference that you might not otherwise meet. This is an excellent opportunity to get to know the AutoML community and extend your network.
  • Reception. After the research speed dating, we will have a reception with light dinner and drinks at the conference venue so you can continue networking, by, e.g., continuing converstations you started during the research speed dating.
  • Banquet. This will be the main social event. Stay tuned for the location!
  • Coffee and bagels. We will provide coffee and bagels each the morning to get ready for the day, and to facilitate informal meetings.
  • Keynotes. We’ll have six exciting keynotes, by Anima Anandkumar, Jeff Clune, Chelsea Finn, Timnit Gebru, Julie Josse and Alex Smola.
  • Panels. We’ll have several interactive panel discussions. Stay tuned for the topics.
  • Tutorials. We’ll have several tutorials; we scheduled these for the first day to allow participants to learn about some new topics at the start of the conference.
  • Poster sessions. On Tuesday, we’ll have the conference posters up all day (Posters I). Wednesday morning, we’ll have the first half of the workshop posters and posters by competition winners (Posters II), and Wednesday afternoon, we’ll have the second half half of the workshop posters and posters by competition winners (Posters 3). During all poster sessions there will be coffee.