Silver Sponsor


Bronze Sponsors

DeepMind, MDA, Ontario Power Generation, Roche

Non-Profit Partners

IVADO, National Research Council Canada

Support the next generation of AI talent

We invite you to sponsor the 2023 Deep Learning Reinforcement Learning (DLRL) Summer School, taking place in beautiful Montréal, Quebec.


Support the next generation of AI talent.


Advance your recruiting goals by showcasing your company among the world’s most talented future AI leaders.


Interact with critical players in the Canadian AI ecosystem.


Access exclusive training opportunities for your technical professionals to attend, including prestigious workshops.


Join industry leaders at the forefront of the latest AI trends, issues, research and innovation.

In the nearly two decades since CIFAR hosted the first Deep Learning + Reinforcement Learning (DLRL) Summer School, a thriving community of DLRL graduates has grown, with alumni now at the helm of some of the world’s top tech firms and academic labs.

Today, DLRL is a key launching pad for the world’s most talented AI and machine learning researchers. This prestigious, highly competitive training opportunity is hosted by CIFAR each year in partnership with Canada’s three national AI institutes: Amii in Edmonton, Mila in Montréal and the Vector Institute in Toronto.


2023: A celebration of the return to in-person learning and networking

DLRL 2023 will be the first in-person summer school since the pandemic.

Over the course of five days, participants will join talks by renowned experts across industry and academia, including Canada CIFAR AI Chairs, on cutting-edge topics in machine learning. Networking sessions, social events, and the career fair will provide rich opportunities for participants to directly interact and network with speakers.

Mila: The central hub in Quebec’s vibrant AI ecosystem

Founded by Yoshua Bengio, Mila is recognized worldwide as a leading hub for AI research and innovation. With over 1,000 affiliated researchers, the Mila community boasts the largest concentration of deep learning academics anywhere in the world, particularly in the areas of language modeling, machine translation, object recognition, and generative models.

Accelerating the adoption of AI for better business operations

Mila works with companies and organizations to accelerate the adoption and deployment of AI in their operations. Whether it's collaborative research, technology transfer, proof-of-concept development, or AI experimentation, Mila's experts are committed to making AI more accessible and actionable for businesses, organizations, the economy, and society.

The DLRL Summer School Career Fair

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

Hosted in Mila’s vibrant research center in the heart of Montréal’s AI ecosystem, the 2023 DLRL Career Fair is the ideal setting for your organization to showcase opportunities for top global talent to work with you on real-world problems in AI. We welcome members of your team to participate in the school and engage directly with the world’s brightest minds in AI and machine learning.

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


“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