UBC-HKU Summer Theory Conference 2020 (online)

The Frontier of Economics + Computer Science

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UBC-HKU Summer Theory Conference 2020

Official hashtag: #ubchku2020


The UBC-HKU Summer Theory Conference is an annual event that alternates between Vancouver (University of British Columbia) and Hong Kong (University of Hong Kong). For more information about the past editions, please visit here. This year, the conference was supposed to be held in Vancouver, but due to the pandemic of COVID-19, we decided to make it as an online conference.


July 21st - 22nd, 2020 (in PDT).


The UBC-HKU Summer Theory Conference 2020 is going virtual. We plan to have it as a Zoom webinar, and anyone can join the conference as “participants.”


Coming soon!


Call for Panelists

Although the UBC-HKU Summer Theory Conference 2020 is open to the public, we limit the number of “panelists” who can turn on their webcam and microphone, because we would like to make sure that (i) the conference will not be disturbed by an attacker, and (ii) interruptions are not too frequent.

Having said that, we would like to promote active discussions, and to achieve this, we plan to invite outside panelists. Some panelists are recruited by an open call. The panelists are not required to prepare anything. What we only expect panelists is, (i) to agree with the video recording for a limited purpose (we will share the video with our HKU colleagues) and (ii) to actively participate in the Q&A/Discussion time.

If you are interested, please submit your application via this Google form. We will close this application form at the midnight of June 29th (Mon).

If you have any questions, please take a contact with Shunya Noda (shunya.noda@ubc.ca).

Conference Program

Day 1: July 21st (Tue), 2020

Day 1  
08:00am - 09:30am Nicole Immorlica (Microsoft)
09:30am - 10:00am —— Break (30 min) ——————————————
10:00am - 11:30am Jason Hartline (Northwestern, Computer Science)
11:30am - 12:30pm —— Break (60 min) ——————————————
12:30pm - 02:00pm Michael Schwarz (Microsoft)

Day 2: July 22nd (Wed), 2020

Day 2  
08:00am - 09:30am Alex Smolin (Toulouse, Economics)
09:30am - 10:00am —— Break (30 min) ——————————————
10:00am - 11:30am Isa Chaves (Northwestern, Kellogg)
11:30am - 12:00pm Happy Hour