Machine Learning (Theory)


Room Sharing for ICML (and COLT, and ACL, and IJCAI)

My greatest concern with the many machine learning conferences in New York this year was the relatively high cost that implied, particularly for hotel rooms in Manhattan. Keeping the conference affordable for graduate students seems critical to what ICML is really about.

The price becomes much more reasonable if you can find roommates to share the price. For example, the conference hotel can have 3 beds in a room.

This still leaves a coordination problem: How do you find plausible roommates? If only there was a website where the participants in a conference could look for roommates. Oh wait, there is. is something new which might measurably address the cost problem. Obviously, you’ll want to consider roommate possibilities carefully, but now at least there is a place to meet.

Note that the early registration deadline for ICML is May 7th.

5 Comments to “Room Sharing for ICML (and COLT, and ACL, and IJCAI)”
  1. RB says:


    Any chance of a open source machine learning conference in NYC like the one organized by you couple years ago. I found that one very fruitful.


  2. Tom Dietterich says:

    I’ve rented an AirBnB. You can get a really nice place for less than the hotel rate!

  3. Daniel Khashabi says:

    In addition to the point you made, I’ve tried Couch Surfing past, and it’s turned out to be really nice:

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