LatinX in AI Research at NeurIPS 2020

The LXAI Workshop at NeurIPS will be hosted virtually on Monday, December 7th, 2020.

NeurIPS was planned to take place at Vancouver, Canada but is now being hosted virtually in response to COVID-19 concerns.


To attend the LXAI workshop, please register in our following Eventbrite page: JOIN US

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.

Important Dates

  • September 15th, 2020: Registration to conference opens
  • October 7th, 2020: Program Committee application deadline
  • October 23rd,2020: [LatinX Mentoring Program] Application Due
  • October 18th, 2020: Abstract submission deadline
  • October 21st,2020: Abstract Review deadline
  • October 30th,2020: LatinX in AI Mentoring Program Starts
  • October 30th,2020: [LatinX Mentoring Program] Notification of Acceptance
  • October 25th,2020: Notification of submission acceptances
  • December 7th, 2020: LXAI Workshop
  • December 7th, 2020: LatinX in AI Mentoring Program Ends

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, work-in-progress, previously published, or concurrently published research. We welcome abstract submissions in theory, methodology, and applications. While the presenting author needs 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. While the event focuses primarily on researchers who identify as latinx, everyone is invited to attend. Authors are also encouraged to sign up to review for LXAI, with a sign-up option available upon submission.

Submissions will be double-blind peer-reviewed and may be up to two pages including all figures and tables, with an additional page for references submitted as a PDF. The submissions should strictly follow the guidelines provided by the NeurIPS 2020 Style Template to avoid the risk of 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. Authors of accepted abstracts will be asked to present their work in a poster session. A few authors will be selected to give 10–15 minute oral presentations.

The submission deadline is October 18th, 2020 Anywhere on Earth. Please note that no extensions will be offered for submissions.

Submit Abstract

Mentoring Program

LatinX in AI is hosting a new mentoring program alongside our official workshops. The LatinX in AI Mentoring Program requires mentor and mentees to meet once a month, premiering October 16th to the day of the workshop at NeurIPS on December 7th , 2020. On this day, some mentees will be asked to share their experience and the learnings they obtained from the program.

Sign-up to be a mentor: Mentor Signup

Sign-up to recieve mentoring: Mentee Signup

Following the completion of this program, you'll be asked to complete a quick survey about your experience and opportunities for our improvement. Mentors who complete the program and survey are eligible to receive a $25 gift card as a token of appreciation on behalf of LatinX in AI.


If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please send us message to sponsor at latinxinai dot org and we will follow up with more information.





Times are in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

Time Event
07:00 AM Online Check-in
08:00 AM Opening Remarks & + Keynote
08:30 AM Keynote 1: Oriol Vinyals
09:00 AM Oral Presenters (4) Europe & Asia
09:40 AM Q&A
09:50 AM Break 1
10:00 AM Oral Presenters (4) Europe & Americas
10:40 AM Q&A
10:50 AM Break 2
11:00 AM Keynote 2: Aline Villavicencio
11:30 AM Keynote Q&A
12:00 PM Lunch / Industry Panel
12:30 PM Joint Poster Session
02:30 PM Keynote 3: Fernanda Viegas
03:00 PM Oral Presenters (4) Americas
03:40 PM Q&A
03:50 PM Break 3
04:00 PM Keynote 4: Nayat Sanchez-Pi
04:30 PM Keynote Q&A
04:45 PM Oral Presenters (3)
05:15 PM Q&A
05:30 PM Mentoring Hour
06:30 PM Closing Remarks


Workshop Chairs

  • Program Committee Co-Chairs -- Ariel Ruiz-Garcia, Ivan Arraut(The Open University of Hong Kong), Juan M. Banda (Georgia State University)
  • Sponsor & Finance Co-Chairs -- Ignacio Lopez-Francos (NASA Ames Research Center) and Fabian Latorre (EPFL Lausanne)
  • Mentoring and Presentation Chair -- Pedro Magalhães Braga (Universidade Federal de Pernambuco), Karla Caballero Barajas (Pandora/Sirius XM), Sergio Hernan Garrido Mejia (Technical University of Denmark/Amazon), Eduardo Ulises Moya-Sánchez (Gobierno del estado de Jalisco, México), Vinicius Fernandes Caridá (Itaú-Unibanco & GDE)
  • Volunteer & Mentoring Chair -- Carlos Miranda (Huawei)
  • Public Relations Chair & Website Chair-- Gissella Bejarano (Binghamton University), Josué Ortega Caro (Baylor College of Medicine)


Attending NeurIPS

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

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 December 5th if you end up not being able to attend. ( cancellation policy).

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.