Self-Organizing Conference on Machine Learning

The Self-Organizing Conference on Machine learning will be held on Thursday, November 30 and Friday, December 1 in Google's Sunnyvale office.

SOCML is an "unconference" focused on advancing the field of machine learning through collaboration between participants from diverse backgrounds. It’s decentralized by design, with participants driving agenda and conversation.

SOCML aims to:

- Encourage discussion of the latest in machine learning. Participants catch up with colleagues about what they are doing right now. Anyone can bring any poster; there’s no latency introduced by a review process.

- Foster interaction and camaraderie. At SOCML, attendees including newcomers and experienced pioneers can meet and share their experiences with others.

- Promote diversity and inclusion. SOCML supports diversity of perspectives and offers travel grants for underrepresented groups.

Community Guidelines

At Google, we celebrate diversity and inclusion — we celebrate it, support it and thrive on it. Google’s philosophy is that all employees and visitors are entitled to a positive environment where everyone can be a successful contributor. We are dedicated to providing a harassment-free and inclusive event experience for everyone. While attending Google events, please remember:

Respect each other - Treat everyone with respect. We are committed to a supportive work environment, where everyone has the opportunity to reach their fullest potential.

Google has a ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY for harassment of any kind. Speak up if you see or hear something.

For more information on our community guidelines, please visit

SOCML is co-organized by Ian Goodfellow and the University Relations team at Google.