It was my first time at ACM IUI and I had a great experience. The conference venue was very nice, very organized and with an excellent infrastructure. The student consortium was one of the best I have attended so far. I received many helpful feedbacks and new ideas. One of the students in the group was writing down all comments and suggestion for each session and given them to the presenter afterward. The group was very supportive and collaborative. Many of us stayed together for the entire conference. All keynotes were very inspiring but the keynote from Prof. Rosalind Picard was very helpful for my research; she summed up ten years of her work. The interaction with other researchers and conference events gave me new perspectives on future directions. All presented papers were of excellent quality. I will work hard to publish a full paper for IUI 2016.
Other experiences from students funded by SIGAI travel grants.