Welcome to the ICLR 2021 virtual conference!


Getting Started

ICLR 2021 is now free to the public. Everyone is expected to follow the Code of Conduct. To jump right into the conference program, we recommend the conference schedule to get started. You can also find more details about the virtual conference format in the opening remarks from the organizing committee. Read on below to learn more about how to use all elements of the virtual conference site.

If you can not find answers here use the help links at the bottom of the page.

System Requirements

JavaScript must be enabled in your browser. A 10 mb of inbound bandwidth is recommended.  A Chromium browser is recommended.

Navigating the Website

All of ICLR 2021 will be accessed through the main webpage. You may access all parts of the conference using the top menu bar. Check the Schedule to get an overview of when the live sessions for all events are taking place. You may navigate all the papers in the Papers section. You may search for titles and authors or look through all papers by skimming titles and bookmarking them. You can bookmark other sessions as well. If you go to your name in the top right corner and click on My Bookmarks in the dropdown menu, you can Download the schedule with all sessions you bookmarked and you can import it in your calendar. 

ICLR Poster Sessions

The poster sessions will be held in GatherTown. You can access the poster in GatherTown by clicking "Visit Poster at Spot XX in Virtual World" on the paper's page.


We encourage everyone to visit the sponsor hall just like you would at the physical conference

Some sponsors have a Topia virtual (spatial) world. Topia only supports Chromium browsers.  When authenticating choose "Sign in with Email" in red rather than authenticating with Facebook or Google, and use your ICLR.cc email address.


  • Each event has a live stream on the top of the page that you can watch during and after the presentation.
  • Finished videos will be available after the conference.
  • The live stream


This is a cautionary tale about timezones. Several attendees have noticed that the times shown in the virtual website appeared incorrect.   The problem was that they chose a timezone that did not adjust for daylight savings time.   We highly recommend picking a timezome based off a nearby city, especially if your area observes daylight savings time. Timezones are political and complex and thus confusing. Please check your timezone, and preferably choose a zone based on a city.   Note that we are currently in Daylight Savings Time rather than Standard time in most, but not all of the US and Europe. 

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Getting Help

  • If you have concerns related to your inclusion at that conference, or observe someone else's difficulties, or have any other concerns related to inclusion, please use this form.