The idea of DALI is to combine the special qualities of the former Snowbird meetings (intimate atmosphere, very good people, plenty of time to interact) with positive aspects of larger conferences that rarely take place in Europe. We decided for a three day format with two days of workshops, and one day of plenary talks in the middle, including a poster session. We chose an attractive location in a nearby time zone, which limits travel times for many of us who normally travel to meetings in the US. We have initially circulated this link only to a small list of people with the hope that we can bootstrap it into a high quality meeting of size around 50-100. If you haven't been contacted yet, but you'd like to attend, please e-mail us.

The date is chosen to allow combining it with a family vacation.

DALI 2018 will take place in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote, Canary Islands from Tuesday April, 3 2018 to Thursday April, 5 2018.

Link to DALI 2017


This event is sponsored and co-organized by
Max-Planck-ETH Center for Learning Systems


General Chair: Neil Lawrence, Amazon and University of Sheffield, Bernhard Schölkopf, MPI for Intelligent Systems Tübingen

Symposium Chair: Fernando Perez-Cruz, Stevens Institute of Technology, Isabel Valera, University of Cambridge

Workshops Chair: Sebastian Nowozin, Microsoft Research Cambridge

Organization Assistants

Sabrina Nepozitek, ETH Zurich

DALI Steering Committee

Zoubin Ghaharamani, University of Cambridge, Thomas Hofmann, ETH Zurich, Neil Lawrence, Amazon and University of Sheffield, Bernhard Schölkopf (chair), MPI Tübingen