Welcome to the AAAI 2008 Student Website!

This site holds a plethora of information relevant to student participants of this year's AAAI conference in Chicago. Of particular interest are the forums, where students can communicate about ride-sharing to/from the airport, Chicago sights and events during the week of the conference, and much more. Check out the AAAI-08 student blog, and sign up to be a contributor! And feel free to contribute to this year's photo repository.

Lunch with the Fellows: Following last year's success, the second annual Lunch with the Fellows event will be happening July 14th, 15th & 16th. Click here for the schedule.

Second Annual Student-Only Reception: After a successful first student reception last year at UBC in Vancouver, this year marks the second annual student-only reception, being held at the conference hotel, and every student attending the conference is welcome to join in on the festivities. This reception will take place on Tuesday July 15, from 6:00-7:00pm in CC10 on the first floor of the Hyatt Conference Center. Snacks and beverages will be provided, and all AAAI-08 registered students are welcome. This event is sponsored by USC/ISI.

Finally, an exciting AAAI event continues: The second annual AI Video Competition Awards and video presentations will be held Monday, July 14, 7:00 - 8:00 pm in the Regency Ballroom Foyer, immediately following the AAAI-08 opening reception. Come and see exciting videos about AI research and applications. The winners will be presented with a trophy named a "Shakey," which honors SRI's pioneering robot. The objective of this competition is to communicate to the world the fun of pursuing research in AI, and to illustrate the impact of some of our applications. A special emphasis this year is on Educational Videos that focus on instructional use in the classroom. Don't miss the ceremony for this exciting competition! For more details, click here.