Conference on Learning Theory

The 34th Annual Conference on Learning Theory (COLT 2021) takes place August 15–19, 2021 in Boulder, Colorado and online.

The plenary speakers for COLT 2021 are Sara van de Geer (ETH Zurich), David Silver (DeepMind), √Čva Tardos (Cornell University), and Persi Diaconis (Stanford University).

136 papers were accepted to be presented.

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Important Dates

All dates are in 2021.

January 18 CMT open for submissions
January 29, 4:00 PM PST Submission deadline
March 31–April 7 Author response period
May 14 Author notification
June 18, 4:00 PM PDT Open problems deadline
June 30, 11:59 PM AoE Camera-ready deadline
August 4–5 Conference (Virtual)
August 15–19 Conference (Hybrid)

Conference Organization

Program Chairs

  • Mikhail Belkin (UC San Diego)
  • Samory Kpotufe (Columbia University)

Local Arrangements Chairs

  • Rafael Frongillo (CU Boulder)
  • Bo Waggoner (CU Boulder)

Publication Chair

  • Suriya Gunasekar (Microsoft Research)

Open Problems Chair

  • Shai Ben-David (University of Waterloo)

Sponsorship Chairs

  • Varun Kanade (University of Oxford)
  • Thomas Steinke (Google Research)

Online Experience Chairs

  • Nika Haghtalab (UC Berkeley)
  • Surbhi Goel (Microsoft Research)

The program committee is responsible for selecting the papers (from among the submissions) that will be presented at the conference.


Platinum sponsor: Google
Platinum sponsor: G-Research
Gold sponsor: Microsoft

We are very grateful to our sponsors whose extraordinary generosity has been critical to the continued success of the conference, particularly by making it possible for students to attend and present their research. For information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact the sponsorship chairs at [email protected].