Conference on Learning Theory June 25–June 27, 2012 — Edinburgh, Scotland


The conference will be held on the campus of the University of Edinburgh, in the George Square area in the heart of the city.

Main conference

The tutorials, invited speakers, and conference sessions will take place in Appleton Tower, Crichton St. Registration will be held in Appleton Tower as well.

On Wednesday, the shared plenary sessions with ICML (e.g., for the invited speakers) will be simulcast between two lecture theatres. This is because a single theatre is not large enough to hold all of the conference delegates. In the morning, please follow the instructions of the student volunteers, who will direct you to the appropriate theatre.

There will be a joint ICML/COLT poster session on Wednesday evening, which will be split between the Informatics Forum (10 Crichton St) and Appleton Tower.

Directions to the Informatics Forum are available. Appleton Tower is directly across from the Informatics Forum, across Crichton St.

Disabled access to Appleton Tower is available from the Chapel Street (east) side (an extension of Windmill Street, at S.E corner of Appleton Tower) at street level.

Opening Reception

The opening reception will be held on Sunday in the Appleton Tower.

Joint COLT/ICML Reception

The joint COLT/ICML Reception will be held on Tuesday in the Scottish National Gallery on the Mound. The gallery features paintings by Botticelli, Rembrandt, and Monet, as well as a substantial collection of Scottish art. It is located in the centre of Edinburgh, less than 1 mi from Appleton Tower, and an easy walk.


The conference banquet will be held on Monday in the Ghillie Dhu, (2 Rutland Place, about 1.5 mi from Appleton Tower).

Informatics Forum

Scottish National Gallery