"Alone, we can do so little;
together, we can do so much."

- Helen Keller

Our mission is to develop a strong, supportive learning theory community and ensure its healthy growth by fostering inclusive community engagement and encouraging active contributions from researchers at all stages of their careers.

Towards this goal, we aim to

  • broaden the participation of a wider range of researchers from diverse backgrounds,
  • provide mentorship to new and existing members to excel in their careers,
  • create avenues for junior members to lead research- and community-oriented activities,
  • promote the achievements of the learning theory community, and
  • cultivate strong social and research connections.


Organizing Committee

Surbhi Goel

Postdoc Researcher, Microsoft Research NYC

Nika Haghtalab

Assistant Professor, UC Berkeley EECS

Ellen Vitercik

Assistant Professor, Stanford MS&E and CS


Advisory Committee

Peter Bartlett

Professor, UC Berkeley CS and Statistics

Avrim Blum

Professor and Chief Academic Officer, TTIC

Stefanie Jegelka

Associate Professor, MIT EECS

Po-Ling Loh

Lecturer, Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics, University of Cambridge

Jenn Wortman Vaughan

Senior Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research NYC