Conference attendance is mandatory

For anyone planning to do research, conference attendance is virtually mandatory for success. Aside from exposing yourself to a large collection of different ideas, many interesting conversations leading to new research happen at conferences. If you are a student, you should plan to go to at least one summer conference. Your advisor should cover the costs.

Conference Location Early Registration deadline normal/student cost in US dollars
AAAI Pittsburgh, PA, USA May 13 590/170
IJCAI Edinburgh, Scotland May 21 663/351
COLT Bertinoro, Italy May 30 256/178
KDD Chicago, IL, USA July 15 590/260
ICML Bonn, Germany July 1 448
UAI Edinburgh, Scotland not ready yet ???