As part of the DARPA Artificial Intelligence Colloquium (AIC), DARPA will provide opportunities for sidebar meetings between selected AIC attendees and a DARPA program manager (PM) to discuss mutual research interests. Attendees will have the opportunity during the registration process to submit an abstract for sidebar consideration.

All sidebar meetings will be held in person and only a limited number of meeting times are available.  Parties interested in being considered for a sidebar with a DARPA PM must submit an abstract for a research idea describing one or more innovative concept(s) that may enable revolutionary advances in AI. Abstracts presenting ideas that primarily result in evolutionary improvements to the existing state of practice are explicitly not of interest to DARPA. Information regarding DARPA's AI Next effort may be found at

DARPA will review submitted abstracts and, based on the interest they generate, will choose respondents for participation in sidebar meetings with relevant DARPA PM(s) to discuss the presented concept in more detail.

Abstracts must be no longer than one page, with a 500 word maximum, in PDF format. The body of the abstract must include contact information (name, organization and email address).

All requests for sidebars must be completed in compliance with the instructions provided during registration and submitted no later than 5:00 PM EST, January 11, 2019. Individual attendees may submit up to two abstracts for sidebar consideration.

Notification for each sidebar will be sent out by February 1, 2019 to include the date, time, meeting room, and program manager.

All in-person meetings will be held at the AIC on March 6 and 7, 2019, at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center.

Sidebar meeting attendance is limited to two registered participants.