LatinX in AI Research at NeurIPS 2019

The Official LXAI Research Workshop is co-located with NeurIPS at the Vancouver Convention Center in Vancouver CANADA on Monday, December 9th, 2019.



Call for Participation

The workshop is a one-day event with invited speakers, oral presentations, and posters. The event brings together faculty, graduate students, research scientists, and engineers for an opportunity to connect and exchange ideas. There will be a panel discussion and a mentoring session to discuss current research trends and career choices in artificial intelligence and machine learning. While all presenters will identify primarily as latinx, all are invited to attend.

Creating Opportunity for Latinx in AI


Important Dates

Travel Grant Application Open Soon

Submission Instructions

We strongly encourage students, post-docs and researchers who primarily identify as latinx in all areas of machine learning to submit an abstract describing new, previously, or concurrently published research. We welcome abstract submissions, in theory, methodology, as well as applications. Abstracts may describe completed research or work-in-progress. While the presenting author need not be the first author of the work, we encourage authors to highlight the contribution of latinx individuals — particularly the presenting author — in the abstract.

Authors of accepted abstracts will be asked to present their work in a poster session. A few authors will be selected to give 15-30 minute oral presentations. Submissions will be peer-reviewed. Authors are encouraged to sign up to review for LXAI, with a sign-up option available upon submission.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions may be up to two pages including all figures and tables, with an additional page for references submitted as a link to a PDF. The submissions should be in a single column. They should be typeset using 11-point or larger fonts and should have at least 1-inch margin all around. Submissions that do not follow these guidelines risk being rejected without consideration of their merits. Submissions must state the research problem, motivation, and technical contribution. Submissions must be self-contained and include all figures, tables, and references.

The submission deadline is 11:59 PM EST, September 20, 2019. Please note that no extensions will be offered for submissions.

Abstract Submissions Open Soon


If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please check out our Sponsor Prospectus and send us message to latinxinai at and we will follow up with more information.

Sponsor Prospectus


Workshop Chairs

  • General Chair(s) -- TBA
  • Operations Chair(s) -- TBA
  • Program Committee Chair(s) -- TBA
  • Sponsorship Chair -- TBA
  • Visa Chair -- TBA
  • Finance Chair -- TBA
  • Public Relations Chair -- TBA
  • Website Chair -- TBA

Workshop Advisors

  • Laura Montoya, Executive Director, Accel AI Institute, President Latinx in AI (LXAI)
  • Omar U. Florez, Senior Research Manager in AI, Capital One
  • Javier Turek, Research Scientist in ML, Intel Labs
  • Jorge Luis Guevara Diaz, Research Scientist, IBM Research
  • Pablo Rivas, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Marist College
  • Javier Andres Orduz Ducuara, Doctor of Sciences, National Autonomous University of Mexico

Program Committee

Thanks to the following members of the Latinx in AI community and supportive allies for helping review the submissions.

  • TBA
Committee Application Open Soon

Volunteers Appreciated

Interested in volunteering with LatinX in AI during the event? Please complete the volunteer signup form: Volunteer Application Open Soon


Attending NeurIPS

Please notes that an abstract acceptance in LXAI and/or registration to attend LXAI does not guarantee access to NeurIPS. You have to register to attend NIPS separately (

As a result, we would like to inform you that NeurIPS registration will sell out quickly. If you are planning to attend NeurIPS, we want to encourage you to register now. You can cancel your registration for a full refund until November 15th if you end up not being able to attend. (

We also encourage you to book your accommodation as the discounted room blocks are being filled up quickly.


You may take advantage of NeurIPS group hotel rates, provided here. In the past, workshop participants have also used Airbnb and hostels.

Hotel cancellation policy should be checked with the hotels.

LXAI is not responsible for information provided on external websites.


A visa invitation letter comes with the NeurIPS registration. If you don’t have the NeurIPS visa invitation letter, we can also provide you Invitation letters upon successful registration to the LXAI workshop. More information on applying for a visa here.

Child Care Available

KiddieCorp is pleased to provide a children’s program during the December 2019 NeurIPS Conference. All participants requesting child care should fill out this form and mention "LatinX in AI participant" in the "additional information box" to reserve a spot.

The LXAI Workshop at NeurIPS is only one of the many research and engineering programs our organization is hosting. Please visit our main page to learn more about Latinx in AI initiatives around the world.