NeurIPS 2022 – Day 1 Recap
Here are the highlights from Monday, the first day of NeurIPS 2022, which was dedicated to Affinity Workshops, Education Outreach, and the Expo!
There were many exciting Affinity Workshops this year organized by the Affinity Workshop chairs – Arjun Subramonian, Kehinde Aruleba and Sunipa Dev – that included:
- Women in Machine Learning: In-Person and Virtual, from 7:30 am – 1:00 pm CST
- LatinX in AI, from 8:00 am – 6:00 pm CST
- Queer in AI, from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm CST
- NewInML, from 9:00 am – 5:30 pm.
- Black in AI, from 9:40 am – 6:00 pm CST
- Indigenous in AI, from 11:30 am – 6:00 pm CST https://indigenousinai.org/
- Global South in AI, from 2:30 – 6:00 pm CST
- North Africans in ML, from 4:30 – 6:00 pm CST
- Affinity Poster Session: In-Person and Virtual: 4:30 – 5:00 pm CST.
Throughout the day was a highly interactive Expo from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm CST organized by Expo chairs – Wenming Ye and Ismini Lourentzou, with a full schedule that included:
from a wide variety of industry participants and 77 exhibitors. Please see the Expo schedule for more details.
The halls were full of enthusiastic high-school students from 11 local New Orleans high schools as NeurIPS hosted 240 students at its first Education Outreach Day organized by Matt Wang and Jessica Forde and a special thanks to Mary Ellen Perry for spearheading the idea!
The conference officially kicked off in Hall H at 5:00 pm CST with the Opening Remarks from our General Chairs – Shakir Mohamed and Sanmi Koyejo and Program Chairs – Alice Oh, Alekh Agarwal, Danielle Belgrave and Kyunghyun Cho followed by an opening invited talk by David Chalmers on Are Large Language Models Sentient? at 5:15 pm which was streamed for our virtual attendees.
Following the talk, everyone socialized at NeurIPS tasty Reception from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm.
If you have feedback and questions for the organizers, please send them via email to firstname.lastname@example.org for Wednesday’s Town hall in Theatre B, 30 November from 6:00-7:00 pm.
Thank you to all attendees for following the NeurIPS Code of Conduct.
Enjoy the conference!
Shakir Mohamed and Sanmi Koyejo
NeurIPS 2022 General Chairs,
on behalf of the NeurIPS 2022 Organizing Committee