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 a location that limits jet lag and/or travel times for many of us who normally travel to meetings in the US. The workshops feature research topics of current interest, and workshop participants are nominated by the workshop organizers. DALI is small and (geographically) biased towards European researchers; and participation is by invitation. The DALI date is generally right after Easter.

DALI 2019 will take place in George, South Africa from Thursday January, 3 2019 to Saturday January, 5 2019.

Link to DALI 2018

The Machine Learning Summer School (MLSS) will take place right after DALI2019 in Stellenbosch, South Africa, during January 7-18 2019


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

Chairs: Arthur Gretton, Gatsby Unit, University College London, Shakir Mohamed, Google DeepMind, Krikamol Muandet, MPI for Intelligent Systems (Tübingen)

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)