We are looking forward to meeting all of you at WiML 2009! As we gear up for the workshop, we've gathered some logistical information below that may be important for your travel arrangements. As always, contact us if you have questions!


  • Poster Presenters: note your poster dimensions should not exceed 4'x4'.
  • Oral Presenters: talks are 10 minutes long with 5 minutes for questions. Please plan accordingly

Workshop Location

Pre-workshop Dinner

  • December 6, 2009, 7pm - Salam Bombay Restaurant
  • We will be walking over from the hotel, meet us at the lobby at 18:15 if you want to join us!
  • It will definitely be subsidized, and hopefully fully funded, by WiML.
  • Please let us know if you plan to attend.


  • Registration for the workshop is free - you do not need to sign up for the NIPS workshops to attend WiML.
  • Breakfast and lunch will be provided on the workshop day.


  • If you need a sponsorship letter to attend WiML, please email us.
  • For those of you receiving travel grants, please keep the originals of all of your receipts and airline stubs so you can be reimbursed.

Hotel Information

  • Hotel reduced rates are guaranteed only until Nov. 6th
  • The workshop will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Vancouver B.C., Canada. We are eligble for the NIPS reduced hotel rates. Rates are $135 CAD for singles/doubles/triples and $150 CAD for quadruples.
  • In order to get the reduced rates, you will need to reserve rooms through the NIPS website. Specifically, go to this webpage and then click on the passkey link for the rates offered to the NIPS attendees.
  • We encourage you to share rooms with other workshop participants. Use the following spreadsheet to find a roomate or post your information so others can contact you.
  • Other hotels in the area have similar prices. If you're looking for a cheaper option, there is a hostel nearby: HI Vancouver-Downtown Hostel.