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Welcome to the AISTATS 2022 virtual conference


Conference Overview

  • Monday-Wednesday (March 28th-30th): Conference Sessions including invited talks, orals, posters, mentoring, and Affinity Groups
  • Sponsor Hall is open every day


Getting Started

Everyone is expected to follow the Code of Conduct. We recommend you start with the conference schedule, and read below to learn more about how to use all elements of the virtual conference site. Thank you to all the organizers who made AISTATS 2022 possible.

Virtual Site System Requirements

JavaScript must be enabled in your browser. A 10 mb of inbound bandwidth is recommended.  A Chromium browser is recommended.

Navigating the Website

All of AISTATS 2022 will be accessed through the main webpage. You may access all parts of the conference using the top menu bar. Check the Schedule to get an overview of when the live sessions for all events are taking place. You may navigate all the papers in the Papers section. You may search for titles and authors or look through all papers by skimming titles and bookmarking them. You can bookmark other sessions as well. If you go to your name in the top right corner and click on My Bookmarks in the dropdown menu, you can Download the schedule with all sessions you bookmarked and you can import it in your calendar.


We encourage everyone to visit the Sponsor Hall just like you would at the physical conference


  • Each event has a live stream on the top of the page that you can watch during and after the presentation.
  • Finished videos will be available after the conference.


All attendees with registration will automatically have access to Rocket.Chat, a separate Rocket.Chat account is not needed. If you have problems with Rocket.Chat try refreshing the page. If that does not work try logging out and then logging back in.

Each session has a Rocket.Chat channel. Questions for the speakers should be posted there. Other participants that are also interested in the question can comment or put emoji on the post to increase its visibility. Eventually, the moderator will select questions to ask the speaker. Speakers will be able to continue answering questions on Rocket.Chat after the end of their talk for approximately one hour.

  • HelpDesk
    There is a #HelpDesk channel in Rocket.Chat where you can post any conference support questions. If you are not able to access Rocket.Chat, send an email to
  • Full Screen Mode
    You can run Rocket.Chat in Full-Screen Mode which lists all the channels you've visited. To go to Full-Screen Mode click on the Full [ ] icon in the top right corner. When prompted select Authenticate with OAuth and then click the blue Authorize button in the Authorize Rocket.Chat window.
  • Desktop Client
    You can also use the desktop client which provides better notification. You can download the desktop client for your platform here. When you run it enter the server URL: You may be prompted to log into After you log in, select Authenticate with OAuth and then click the blue Authorize button in the Authorize Rocket.Chat window.


  • GatherTown can be used on a laptop or desktop using Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Brave, or Firefox. Safari is not supported.
  • In some towns, there will be a user named "Helpdesk - Firstname". If you need help, find them or write in the #HelpDesk channel.
  • For internet speeds, we recommend 10 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload.
  • To fully leverage GatherTown, you should have a camera and microphone on.
  • You may be asked to log into "" the first time you access GatherTown.
  • It can take up to one hour after you register before you will have access to GatherTown


This is a cautionary tale about timezones. Several attendees have noticed that the times shown on the virtual website appeared incorrect.   The problem was that they chose a timezone that did not adjust for daylight savings time.   We highly recommend picking a timezone based on a nearby city, especially if your area observes daylight savings time. Timezones are political and complex and thus confusing. Please check your timezone, and preferably choose a zone based on a city. Note that, during the days of the conference, we will be in Daylight Savings Time rather than Standard time in most, but not all of the US and Europe. 

Your current timezone: . (Note: the paper browser uses your system timezone.)

Getting Help

  • For technical difficulties, please contact the Rocket.Chat #HelpDesk channel. You can get to it using the Help - Helpdesk RocketChat menu item.
  • If you have problems with Rocket.Chat try refreshing the page and if that does not work try logging out and then logging back in. If you still can't access it, send an email to this email is only for people who can not connect to RocketChat
  • In general, please refer to our FAQ page for more details on how to resolve common issues.

Code of Conduct Issues

  • If you have concerns related to your inclusion at that conference, or observe someone else's difficulties, or have any other concerns related to inclusion, please use this form or email aistats2022+d&