Professor Widom welcomes proposals from institutions in regions of the world in need of quality technical instruction, who are eager to host one of more of her offerings. Please fill out the form, bearing in mind the following expectations for a host institution:
Critical mass of students with appropriate background and interests for one or more of the topics offered. Depending on selected topics, students may range from advanced high-schoolers to working professionals.
Students have sufficient fluency in English to participate fully in the courses.
Students do not have other access to world-class in-person instruction in big data or design-thinking methodology.
Suitable venue, including spaces and equipment for presentations, discussions, and workshops, and stable internet access.
Enthusiastic, reliable, communicative organizing host.
Professor Widom does not charge a fee for her travel or for any of the courses, and hosts are requested not to charge participants. The host institution is expected to cover local costs when possible (venue, technical support, refreshments/meals for participants, Professor Widom's local accommodation). Thanks to a generous sponsorship from the VLDB Endowment, funds are available by application to cover local costs when the host institution does not have sufficient funding; click the SUPPORT button below for more information.