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 3ftx4ft, or 91x121cm. You may arrange your poster to either orientation.

Posters will be up for viewing until the building closes at 9pm (presenters must remove them before the end of the session). Nevertheless, the 3 hour poster session, scheduled Monday and Tuesday afternoon, is short relative to the large amount of high quality posters that will be presented (the exact number tbd). 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.