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ICLR 2019 Workshops FAQ

(Document updated: )

Monday May 6, 2019

1. Where are the accepted workshops listed?

2. I want to edit the organizers, abstract or schedule for my workshop. How do I do this?

  1. Under the Calls menu on, visit Workshop Application. (If you have multiple applications, you will need to select one of them.)
  2. You may change your application as often as needed during the meeting including changing or re-ordering the organizers and updating the abstract. These changes should automatically reflect in the online schedule, the Workshop PDF download, (and in the mobile application with some delay once it's released). 
  3. On the first page of your workshop application where you set the Title, there is a button in the lower right that lets you edit the schedule of your workshop. Be sure to watch the amaturish Video tutorial for the schedule editor.
  4. After you edit your workshop abstracts, organizers, or schedule, you may want to verify that it looks okay in the program (may take up to 30 seconds). 

3. I'm putting out a call for papers for my workshop: any recommended deadlines?

Yes, by all means. Please aim to send accept/reject notifications 6 weeks before the conference begins. The reason for this many speakers and presenters will require a visa to attend, and people will also need to make travel arrangements in advance. ICLR will provide a full registration refund to workshop presenters who are denied a visa or who get no answer before the meeting starts according to our cancellation policy

We also ask you to please add your final list of workshop speakers in the workshop schedule by April 6 (one month before the meeting). Listing your speakers in the schedule using the schedule editor linked above will allow your speakers get a stronger invitation letter.

4. What schedule guidelines should I follow? Are there common coffee breaks, start/end times?

We're not enforcing a common schedule, but we suggest that you consider our break schedule

5. I want to cater a lunch for my workshop. Who should I contact?

Food and Beverage Service will be exclusively managed by New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (MCCNO).


MCCNO Exhibitor Services Online Portal

Contact Linsey Normand-Marriott, the convention center’s Catering Sales Manager, at or by phone at (504) 670-7254 if you questions or would like to place an order.

6. I want my workshop to be video recorded, how do I do this?

We are recording and livestreaming all workshops in 2019. A signed recording consent form is required for everyone who is recorded. Download the consent form here.   If you do not want your workshop recorded and streamed, let us know immediately by emailing Andrea Brown <>; in addition, ask the videographer filming to turn off the camera for anyone who does not want to be recorded. 

7. Posters: what format? How will they be put up and where?

All posters will be presented inside the room you workshop takes place in. There are no poster boards at workshops. Posters are taped to the wall.  Posters should be on light weight paper, not laminated.

Please ask your presenters to make their posters posters 36W x 48H inches or 90 x 122 cm.

8. Some of my invited speakers need visa letters, how do I get them one?

Edit the schedule as mentioned above using the button on the first page of your workshop application. It's important that you have your invited participants listed in the schedule editor using their account email; this ensures that their visa letter of invitation is correctly annotated with their presentation in your workshop. Doing this early and correctly will help your participants get a visa letter as they register. Only paid registrants can get an invitation letter.  Many workshop speakers assume that becuase they're speaking, they don't need to register. All workshop participants are required to have a workshop ticket in order to gain access to the workshop area in the convention center

9. Complimentary Tickets

Each workshop is given 4 complimentary tickets.  Some points to consider when allocating complimentary passes:

  • Only the workshop's primary contact can allocate complimentary tickets.
  • You have until one week after the meeting to allocate complimentary tickets.
  • Complimentary tickets are not subject to a sell out, even if the venue runs out of space. 
  • If you give a complimentary ticket to someone that has already registered, they will receive a refund to their credit card for their existing registration fees.
  • A complimentary ticket covers the full conference.

The primary contact should visit the workshop application's first page to assign complimentary passes.  Workshop Applications.

10. Will ICLR provide funding for the speakers in my workshop?

ICLR does not provide travel funding for workshop speakers. In the past, some workshops have sought and received funding from external sources to bring in outside speakers. Any outside funding must be handled independently of ICLR. 

ICLR provides 4 complimentary tickets to the organizers of each workshop. These may be given to anyone including yourself, your students, or your presenters. Once the comps are given, any conference fees the recipient has paid are refunded. For that reason, they cannot be retracted once given. You may assign these comp tickets on the first page of your application using the button in the lower left. These tickets are not subject to the sellout; consider waiting until a few days before the conference to use them in case the reserve tickets are gone and you still need to get someone in to present at your workshop. You may apply your comps for up to 1 week after the meeting. 

11. Publicizing your workshop 

When publicizing your workshop or competition, you may mention the hashtag #ICLR2019


Been Kim & Graham Taylor
ICLR*2019 Workshop Co-Chairs

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