Format for the Conference.  The conference will be held on, facilitated by Virtual Chair. Each presentation will involve three parts:

1) A 20-minute full talk video, which will be uploaded to YouTube prior to the conference.

2) A live 8-minute short talk, to be presented during the conference.  

3) A “poster” to facilitate a short discussion session after each presentation session.

Each session will consist of several live 8-minute talks, with limited time for questions.  Your 8-minute talk should not be your 20-minute talk at 2.5x speed!  Think of this as an advertisement for the audience to go watch the long talk, or to follow up during the discussion time.

Between the sessions there will be a short break and discussion time on our venue.  During this discussion time, the authors from the previous presentation session should be available for further questions and discussion.  Each presenter should submit a “poster” to display for the discussion.  “Poster” is in quotes because it doesn’t have to be a full-blown poster (we know that preparing two talks is already quite a bit of work!) — if you like, it can be a slide from your talk that will remind visitors of the key points of the talk and to facilitate discussion. 

There will be two invited talks (speakers TBD) and one social event on our venue.  

Speaker Registration.  The cost per paper is $112, to cover both the publication fees and the venue fees.  This fee also covers the presenter’s registration for the conference.  Please go to the link below to register.  Exactly one author from each paper must register as a speaker.  (Other authors can register for only $10 as a general audience member, see registration information on the conference webpage).

Important: After you register, 

1) Please forward your confirmation email to Yin Tat Lee at, with the subject line “APPROX/RANDOM Registration.”  

2) Please also fill out this Google form to indicate who is the presenter for each paper:

Please register each paper by July 19.

Submitting Materials.  The 20-minute video and “poster” (see Format for the Conference above for more details) are both due by August 6.  We will follow up soon with information for how to submit these materials.  Information for how to prepare “poster”s can be found at