The Foundation: The Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) Foundation is a non-profit corporation whose purpose is to foster the exchange of research on neural information processing systems in their biological, technological, mathematical, and theoretical aspects. Neural information processing is a field which benefits from a combined view of biological, physical, mathematical, and computational sciences.

The primary focus of the NIPS Foundation is the presentation of a continuing series of professional meetings known as the Neural Information Processing Systems Conference, held over the years at various locations in the United States, Canada and Spain.

President: Terrence Sejnowski
Treasurer: Marian Bartlett
Secretary:  Michael Mozer
Legal Adisor:  Daivd Kirkpatrick
Executive Director, Mary Ellen Perry;; 858-453-1623
IT Director, Lee Campbell;; 858-453-4100 x 1034

Code of Conduct

The NIPS foundation is welcoming of all attendees and the diversity of opinions they bring. However, we ask that their contributions are made in a manner which is respectful of their colleagues. Scientific work will necessarily from time to time enter into areas of controversy, and such discussions, when handled sensitively, will be welcome at NIPS. However, frivolous use of material or content that threatens the inclusivity of our community will not be tolerated. 

The NIPS organising committee reserves the right to withdraw registration without refund from attendees who transgress these ideals.

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