Call for Meetups 2021

NeurIPS organizers strongly encourage the organization of meetups to provide an additional way for the NeurIPS community to engage, to open up access to communities worldwide, and to connect participants by geographic area and language.

We are therefore looking for meetup organizers and sponsors to volunteer to create a network of NeurIPS meetups around the world. To ensure a smooth experience for all participants, we encourage you to submit proposals for meetups. We will select some of them to be advertised and promoted as official meetups.

NeurIPS 2021 meetups will only be virtual. We will continue to track the pandemic situation and may allow some meetups to be held physically. This decision will be taken later in August/September, 2021.


Important dates

Deadline for submitting a proposal: Jul 01, 2021 11:59 PM AOE or (Anywhere on Earth)

Notification of acceptance: Aug 02, 2021

For organizers

To submit a proposal, please fill out this

How will proposals be judged?

Proposals will be judged based on these criteria:

  • Community engagement (e.g., statement on diversity and inclusion, promotion of local ML initiatives, local events and socials, serving regions with low access to ML conferences, etc.)
  • Organizing team (e.g., organizational expertise, past experiences in organizing such events, ability to attract volunteers, etc.)
  • Content (e.g., broadcasting a large part of the conference: orals, keynotes, tutorials; hosting local speakers, posters, workshops, and tutorials, etc.)
  • Proposed schedule (e.g., one or more days during or around the time of NeurIPS 2021)

Code of conduct

Selected meetups will be an official part of NeurIPS, and organizers must require each participant to sign the NeurIPS Code of Conduct.

For sponsors

If you are an organization and wish to sponsor (but not organize) a NeurIPS meetup, please fill in this form.