WiML 2011: Call for Organizers

We are seeking organizers for the 6th Workshop for Women in Machine Learning. Organizing the workshop is a great opportunity to both meet senior women in the field as well as help bring new graduate students into the larger community.

We invite interested women to submit a short (300 words or less) statement including:

  • Your affiliation and year
  • Relevant previous experience (including event planning, fundraising, publicity, mentoring, program chairing, etc.)
  • Why you are interested in organizing the workshop

A prospective organizer should be a female PhD student or postdoc actively involved in machine learning research.

Three to four organizers will be selected. Joint responsibilities will include:

  • selecting invited speakers
  • overseeing submission of abstracts
  • working with the program committee to select presenters
  • maintaining the workshop website
  • making arrangements with the workshop venue
  • publicizing the event
  • seeking funding from relevant sponsors
  • attending to financial aspects, such as reimbursing sponsored participants

Over the past years, the workshop has built up a set of contacts and successful procedures that the organizers may build upon; a long-term WiML board will also be available to provide guidance. Organizers should expect to spend on average 2-3 hours/week on workshop organization.

Please send your expression of interest and any inquiries to wimlworkshop@gmail.com. They must be received by January 31, 2011.