I got this email from Danielle:
On October 19, 2012, the New York Academy of Sciences will present the conference, "7th Annual Machine Learning Symposium" at the Academy headquarters in New York City. This symposium features keynote speakers in applied and theoretical machine learning as well as "spotlight" talks selected from poster abstract submissions.I looked over their website and indeed it seems they have a serious program. Their keynote speakers are Peter Bartlett, Vladimir Vapnik and William Freeman.
I write to enquire if you could include a conference announcement about the event on your blog as your professional community would be the ideal audience for this event.
Thank you in advance for your time and consideration. I look forward to hearing from you in the near future.
Danielle M. Haynes-Amran
Marketing Coordinator: Programs