Conference organizer general discussion

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ICML has published a large survey of past attendees to ask them questions about virtual conferences. I wasn’t particularly suprised by the results, but here are a couple of takeaways:

  • People were not very interested in virtual reality experiences
  • I was surprised by how many hours people said they were willing to participate.
  • People overwhelmingly want to present and attend at a time that is convenient to their time zone. This makes me wonder if virtual conferences will end up being even more regional than face-to-face conferences.
  • The distribution of attendees in timezones is slightly more skewed toward Asia than the society that I represent (IACR)

Thanks, Kevin — very interesting!