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.
The Spanish Easter holidays end on Easter monday, and prices in La Palma are very reasonable after that time, with hotel rooms and apartments below or around 100 EUR.
La Palma is a spectacular place for hiking, and it has some very nice beaches. Star gazing is among the best in the world, and if there is interest we may be able to organise something.
We look forward to seeing you in La Palma!
We gratefully acknowledge funding from Facebook (via Joaquin Quiñonero Candela).
This event is sponsored and co-organized by
Max-Planck-ETH Center for Learning Systems
Zoubin Ghaharamani University of Cambridge
Thomas Hoffman ETH Zurich
Neil Lawrence University of Sheffield
Bernhard Schölkopf MPI Tübingen
Joaquin Quiñonero Candela Facebook