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||???|