By Marc’Aurelio Ranzato, General Chair NeurIPS 2021
From September 22nd, registration to NeurIPS 2021 is now open! Please visit our registration page. Given the virtual nature of the conference, registration prices are greatly reduced, $25 for students, $100 for academics and $175 for the others. Registration aid is available to support greater participation in the conference and details about how to apply for registration support can be found here. Volunteer applications are now also being considered.
Registration will provide access to all interactive elements of this year’s program, including the ability to ask speakers questions, to participate in live poster sessions, to participate in the mentorship program, to access the Careers Website, and to chat and network with other attendees. Similar to last year, we will stream tutorials and keynote talks for free, and make all recordings available some time after the conference is over.
This year’s virtual event includes invited and contributed talks from the main program, tutorials, workshops, demos, competitions, a whole new track on datasets and benchmarks and more. A birds-eye view of this year’s schedule is shown below.
Day 1: Tutorials. The conference will start on Monday December 6 with Tutorial presentations on a wide array of topics, see the Tutorial Chairs’s post for more details. Tutorials will run back to back for the whole day to serve all various time zones of the world.
Days 2-5: Main conference. The main program will start on Tuesday December 7 and it will run till Friday December 10. There will be three sessions a day, spaced by eight hours and each lasting for about three hours. The main program will consist of an exciting mix of invited talks, live panel discussions, oral and poster presentations. Compared to last year, there will be more live events, which will offer a more engaging experience! The Program Chairs are now finalizing the program (author notifications are coming out next week). Stay tuned for a future blog post with more details, coming soon.
Concurrent with the main program there will also be presentations from the new track on Datasets and Benchmarks, as well as various demos. During the intermissions, there will be presentations from the organizers and participants about Competitions as well as numerous social gatherings.
Days 6-7: Workshops. New this year, we have scheduled a weekend break and we will resume activities Monday December 13 and Tuesday December 14, with two days dedicated to Workshops focusing on technical topics and emerging themes in the field.
The conference program is still being finalized, so please stay tuned for more updates from our amazing team of organizing chairs! Check back here for regular updates, and follow us on Twitter @neurips_conf.