October 9, 2023

We are pleased to invite you to the 5th Learning Theory Alliance Mentorship workshop, to be held on October 26-27, 2023. The workshop is free and fully virtual.

The workshop is intended for upper-level undergraduate and all-level graduate students as well as postdoctoral researchers. No prior research experience in the field is expected. We have several planned events including:

  • A “how-to” talk on how to communicate your research effectively through talks (discussing strategies on how to prepare talks addressed to a broad or specialized audience, or of varying length).
  • A “discussion” that focuses on how to communicate your research effectively in conversations (such as elevator pitches, poster presentations, interviews).
  • A social hour with mentoring tables.

Our lineup includes: Sanjoy Dasgupta (UCSD), Maryam Fazel (UW), Daniel Hsu (Columbia University), Ashwin Pananjady (GeorgiaTech), Madeleine Udell (Stanford), Claire Vernade (University of Tuebingen).

A short application form is required to participate with an application deadline of Friday, October 20, 2023. Students with backgrounds that are underrepresented or underserved in related fields are especially encouraged to apply. We are trying our best to accommodate all time zones. More information (including the schedule) can be found on the event’s website: https://let-all.com/fall23.html.

This workshop is part of our broader community-building initiative called the Learning Theory Alliance (founded by Surbhi Goel, Nika Haghtalab, and Ellen Vitercik; advised by Peter Bartlett, Avrim Blum, Stefanie Jegelka, Po-Ling Loh, and Jenn Wortman Vaughan). Check out http://let-all.com/ for more details.

To connect with fellow participants and stay in touch for more announcements, we encourage everyone to join the LeT-All slack.


Surbhi Goel, Thodoris Lykouris, Vidya Muthukumar, Vatsal Sharan, and Lydia Zakynthinou

LeT-All’s Mentoring Workshop Committee