SeaMLS 2020 Postponement
In light of the Covid-19 situation, we have made the difficult decision to postpone SeaMLS 2020 to a later time until the global situation has improved. While we hope that the situation would improve over the coming months, we put the safety and security of our participants, speakers, sponsors, and organizers as our foremost priority.
We considered converting SeaMLS 2020 into a virtual event, although ultimately decided against it. In our opinion, a major benefit of community-strengthening events such as SeaMLS is in the face-to-face interactions between participants and world-class machine learning experts, and among participants themselves—which would be challenging to replicate in a virtual setting.
We are extremely grateful for your interest in and support for SeaMLS. We would like to reassure you that SeaMLS will still happen in Vietnam at a later time. The SeaMLS 2020 organizers continue to monitor the situation very closely. We will begin to undertake new preparations for the event once the circumstances have improved.
This postponement unfortunately means that we have to suspend our current application process, which was previously due on April 3rd 2020. Nevertheless, we are committed to ensure that the hard work of applicants who have completed this year’s application form will not go to waste. Once the application process reopens, applicants who have previously completed their applications will have the opportunity to retrieve their application forms and resubmit—with an option to edit their responses should they wish to do so. If you have submitted an application, you should have received an email from us with further details about this. Please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have not received the email or if you have any questions or concerns.
Lastly, we encourage everyone to stay safe, take care, and follow the instructions of the local authorities in these uncertain times. We hope to see you in Vietnam soon!
The SeaMLS 2020 Organizing Team.