• wiml
  • July 7, 2017
Please fill out this participation form if you are interested in attending the workshop! To access the workshop’s components, all participants will need to fill out this general participation form to accept our code of conduct. We ask that you do this as soon as possible if you know you will attend the workshop to aid in our planning.

The 15th Workshop for Women in Machine Learning (WiML) will be taking place virtually, co-located with the virtual NeurIPS conference on December 9th, 2020. The workshop is a one-day event with invited speakers, oral presentations, and posters. The event brings together members of the academic and industry research community for an opportunity to connect, exchange ideas, and learn from each other. There will be virtual mentorship sessions to discuss current research trends and career choices in machine learning. Underrepresented groups and undergraduates interested in pursuing machine learning research are encouraged to participate. While all presenters will identify primarily as a woman and/or nonbinary, members of all gender identities are invited to attend.

Important Dates

  • September 10th, 2020 – Abstract submission opens on CMT
  • September 10th, 2020 – Area Chair application deadline
  • September 28th, 2020 11:59 pm AoE – Abstract submission deadline
  • September 28th, 2020 – Area Chair notification
  • October 21st, 2020 – Notification of abstract acceptance
  • October 21st, 2020 – Application form for registration funding and volunteering opens
  • November 6th, 2020 – Registration funding application deadline
  • November 13th, 2020 – Registration funding notification
  • November 25th, 2020 – Volunteering assignment notification
  • December 9th, 2020 – WiML Workshop Day

NeurIPS Registration Funding

Due to the virtual nature of the workshop this year, all WiML attendees need to be registered for NeurIPS. Registration fee funding for NeurIPS will be available for eligible WiML participants. To qualify, the participant must be a student, postdoc, or equivalent position (equivalent positions include unemployed recent grads and early career researchers from underrepresented regions or groups), and identify primarily as a woman and/or nonbinary. Priority will be given to poster presenters, workshop volunteers, and first-time attendees of NeurIPS or similar conferences. Funding recipients must participate in the WiML Workshop as either a poster presenter or as a volunteer in some capacity. 


We are seeking volunteers to help with technical setup and virtual technology testing before the event, as well as help during the event (e.g., letting people into Zoom rooms). We are also be seeking volunteers for a poster mentoring program and hosting socials.

Other Subsidies

We will also consider internet and equipment subsidies for the purpose of attending the workshop. Equipment may include headphones, microphones, and anything else that might facilitate participation in the workshop. Please see funding and volunteering application form for details.

Funding and volunteering application form: please fill out this application. The application deadline is November 6th.


General Chairs:
Xinyi Chen & Erin Grant

Senior Program and Mentorship Chairs:
Kristy Choi & Krystal Maughan

Student Program and Funding Chairs:
Xenia Miscouridou & Judy Hanwen Shen

Virtual Logistics Chairs:
Raquel Aoki & Belen Saldias

Finance and Sponsorship Chairs:
Melissa Woghiren & Elizabeth Wood

Questions? Check out the FAQs or contact us!

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