Information for presenters


The invited talks will be 30 minutes plus 10 minutes for questions. Contributed talks will be 15 minutes plus 5 minutes for questions. All talks will be in plenary session. All speakers will have the option of having their talk videotaped and made available on the internet after the meeting, along with some or all of the slides.

Spotlight talks are only 90 seconds long and require special, rigorous preparation. If you have been selected for one of these you will receive special instructions by email.

Please note that the audience will be very interdisciplinary, hailing from computer science, psychology, robotics, neuroscience, control theory, economics and more. You should strive to make your talk accessible to all by minimizing jargon (e.g., acronyms for algorithms, brain areas) and by focusing on ideas that can transcend the specifics of one field of research and inform other fields. Your job is not only to convey new research findings, but also to explain why these are potentially relevant to many areas of research that are interested in reinforcement learning and decision making.

Poster presenters

Poster boards will be a generous 8ftx6ft, or 240x180cm. Please note that Landscape orientation usually works better.

Posters will be up for viewing all day, and until midnight (please remove them the next morning). Nevertheless, the 3 hour poster session, scheduled Monday and Tuesday from 4:40-7:40pm, is short relative to the large amount of high quality posters that will be presented (63 posters per session). Please plan a brief walk-through (no longer than 5 minutes, preferably 3 minutes) for those wanting to hear the highlights, and a more in-depth presentation for those wanting to dive into the details.

To help divide the time between posters, and to allow you to see posters in your session, odd numbered posters will be viewed from 4:40-6:10pm and even numbered posters will be viewed from 6:10-7:40pm. The poster session assignments and poster numbers are as given here.