Support the next generation of AI talent

The DLRL Summer School is a premier opportunity for your company or organization to play a significant role in supporting the next generation of AI talent.


The DLRL Summer School Career Fair

Students at the 2018 DLRL Summer School Career Fair, hosted by the Vector Institute.

The career fair is the ideal setting for your organization to showcase its work in AI and opportunities for top global talent to work with you on real-world problems. You are encouraged to send technical professionals to virtually engage and connect with attendees at your organization’s virtual booth.

Benefits of sponsorship include:


Exclusive access to top-tier AI talent early in their career at the DLRL Summer School Career Fair;


Exposure to critical players in the Canadian AI ecosystem and an opportunity to build important connections in industry and research;


Opportunities to be at the forefront of the latest AI trends, issues, research and innovations;


Training opportunities for your own qualified technical professionals to attend some of these exclusive and prestigious workshops;


Logo recognition on the event program and DLRL website.

More information and details about sponsor / supporter benefits can be found in the DLRL Summer School Sponsorship Package.

Sponsor now to secure your company’s presence at DLRL Summer School and Career Fair

Learn more about sponsorship opportunities

Contact Elissa Strome, Executive Director of the Pan‑Canadian AI Strategy, CIFAR


“The #DLRL Summer School is a place of learning at the highest scientific level in world-changing research areas but also an opportunity for networking, creating connections which can stay for life and fuel future collaborations.”

Yoshua Bengio

Canada CIFAR AI Chair, Mila | Co-Director, CIFAR Learning in Machines & Brains Program |
Scientific Director, IVADO | Scientific Director, Mila | Professor, Université de Montréal
Elissa Strome, Associate Vice-President, Research & Executive Director of the Pan-Canadian AI Strategy at CIFAR

“The Summer School has become a beacon for top AI students and experts from around the world. We’re excited to showcase what makes Canada a global leader in the field of AI.”

Elissa Strome

Executive Director,
Pan-Canadian AI Strategy at CIFAR
Kyunghyun Cho

“I attended DLRL early in my career. The lectures were amazing and provided an opportunity to have close interaction among the participants, and it was at that point that I decided I wanted to continue to do research full time in the area of deep learning.”

Kyunghyun Cho

Associate Professor, New York University; Fellow in the CIFAR
Learning in Machines & Brains program, CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar 2017-2019

“Beyond the learning and networking opportunities, [the #DLRL Summer School] showcases the rich AI ecosystem we enjoy in Canada. It's been a major factor in encouraging some of the brightest minds to launch their research careers here.”

Graham Taylor

CIFAR Learning in Machines & Brains;
Canada CIFAR AI Chair, Vector Institute, University of Guelph
Alona Fyshe

“[The #DLRL] is a wonderful opportunity to bring the AI leaders of tomorrow together for a fun and immersive learning experience. It’s also a great way to showcase the depth of AI knowledge and expertise that exists in Canada.”

Alona Fyshe

CIFAR Learning in Machines & Brains;
Canada CIFAR AI Chair, Amii, University of Alberta
CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar 2016-2018