• wiml
  • May 7, 2016

I didn't get to attend in person. Was the event live streamed or recorded?

Yes, it was both live streamed and recorded. You will find the material at https://slideslive.com/neurips/

I'm at the Conference Center. How do I pick up my badge?

Come to West English Bay Ballroom C, Sunday 1pm-7pm and Monday 7am-12pm

How do I register for the workshop? How do I register for the pre-workshop reception?

You can register for the 2019 WiML workshop on our Eventbrite page. Please join the waitlist to reserve a ticket for the next release. To register for the pre-workshop reception, please sign up at the reception’s Eventbrite page.

The workshop is sold out. How do I add myself to the waitlist?

Once the WiML workshop tickets sell out, you will automatically be able to add yourself to the waitlist on our Eventbrite page. However, the waitlist is capped, so once that is full too, we will no longer be able to accept new registrations.

When and where is the pre-workshop reception?

Sunday, Dec 8, 7.30pm to 10pm in the Pinnacle Ballroom at the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel (1128 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6E 4R5, Canada). Please note that you need to be registered to attend.

Is the pre-workshop reception free?

Yes, it is! However, you will have to register in advance at this link. Space is limited!

Can people who are not registered for WiML register for the pre-workshop reception?

If space allows. We are prioritizing WiML presenters and attendees, as there is a limited number of tickets.

Does registering for WiML also mean I'm registered for NeurIPS?

Unfortunately, no. You would still need to register separately for NeurIPS – their registration process can be found here. You should only register to NeurIPS if you are interested in attending NeurIPS activities beyond WiML.

Do I have to register for NeurIPS in addition to registering for WiML, in order to attend WiML?

No. WiML registration is separate from NeurIPS registration.

Can I come to the poster session even if I'm not registered for WiML?

Yes, the poster session is also open to all NeurIPS attendees.

I'm a man. Can I attend WiML?

Yes. All genders are welcome to attend! To do so, please register on Eventbrite. Note, however, that all speakers and poster presenters will primarily identify as women or nonbinary, as our goal is to promote them and their work within the machine learning community.

Will childcare be available?

With NeurIPS’ help, we are excited to offer free onsite childcare at WiML this year. WiML attendees who are not registered with NeurIPS can still use NeurIPS’ childcare program on Sunday December 8th and Monday December 9th, the day of WiML Workshop. More details on the childcare program can be found here. Parents must sign up in advance and there may be a refundable deposit or modest co-pay; details are still being worked out. After Monday, WiML attendees would need to be registered with NeurIPS to continue using NeurIPS’ childcare program.
During the pre-workshop reception, Marriott will be providing a mother’s room right by the ballroom where the reception is happening (room name: Shaughnessy 1).

Where exactly will the workshop and poster sessions take place?

The event will take place in the Vancouver Convention Centre. Specifically, the workshop will be located in Hall C, while the poster sessions will be located in Hall B.

How many poster sessions are there?

Two: one in the afternoon (1:15 pm – 2:45 pm), one in the evening (6:30 pm – 8:00 pm). Please join us for both, as different posters will be presented at each.

What is the poster size we should print?

No larger than A0 vertical size (33.1in width, 46.8in height). Note that the maximum width is shorter than the maximum height!

What are the mentorship roundtables?

Each table seats 8-10 people (including mentors), with two mentors leading the discussion on a particular topic at each table. WiML attendees rotate between tables every 15-20 minutes. This allows attendees to gain exposure to different topics, and mentors to meet a large number of WiML attendees.

Do I need a visa or an electronic travel authorization to travel to Canada to attend WiML?

Please check your entry requirements here.

To apply for a Canadian visa, I was asked to provide an address in Canada. What should I write?

NeurIPS was instructed by Canadian immigration to use the address of the Convention Center as the local address: 1055 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3, Canada

How much travel funding is available?

Travel funding is distributed based on geographic location. Support varies from year to year, but in the past attendees have received $300-$1000 in travel funding.

Is there a code of conduct?

Yes. WiML requires all participants and reviewers to abide by our code of conduct.

Is WiML an archival venue?

No, WiML is a non-archival venue. This means that, if your contribution is accepted, we will not be asking you to submit a camera-ready version of it, nor will we publish it anywhere (neither online nor in proceedings of any sort). We will only make the title and authors’ names available in the program book.

How can I get more information on workshop logistics, such as transportation, lodging, and roommates?

Check out the logistics page!

I want to support WiML by providing sponsorship / recruiting at the workshop. Who should I talk to?

Thank you for your support! Please contact us.

How can I join the WiML network?

Join our Google Group.

When and where do I submit my abstract?

Submission to the 2019 WiML workshop is now closed. Thanks for your interest. Please check back for the 2020 call for participation.

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