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 attractive aspects of larger conferences that rarely take place in Europe. We use a three day format with two days of workshops, and one day of plenary talks in the middle, including a poster session. We pick an attractive location that limits travel times for many of us who normally travel to meetings in the US. We initially circulated the DALI invitation only to a small list of people and gradually bootstrapped 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 generally right after Easter, 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 Chairs: Neil Lawrence, Amazon and University of Sheffield, Bernhard Schölkopf, MPI for Intelligent Systems (Tübingen) and Amazon

Symposium Chairs: Fernando Perez-Cruz, Swiss Data Science Center, Isabel Valera, MPI for Intelligent Systems (Tübingen)

Workshops Chair: Sebastian Nowozin, Microsoft Research Cambridge

Organization Assistant

Diana Rebmann, MPI for Intelligent Systems (Tübingen)

DALI Steering Committee

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