This NeurIPS 2021 meetup takes place in Copenhagen aiming to act as the central meetup for this area. The meetup will consist of physical talks by attendees with accepted papers, a collection of invited talks, open poster sessions, and virtual conference attendence. The meetup is organized by ELLIS Copenhagen.



The meetup programme will consist of:

  • NeurIPS keynotes streamed realtime or recorded
  • 4 physical keynotes
  • Physical talks on accepted NeurIPS papers from Scandinavia
  • A physical poster session
  • Coffee- and lunch breaks with plenty of opportunity to interact with your colleagues
The detailed meetup programme, alongside the online official programme, can be found here. In addition to the main meetup programme, which will run in Festsalen, we have also booked a number of smaller rooms (see details below). You can use these for break-out discussions, participating in online programme parallel to the meetup programme, or retreating from the meetup for other things you may want to do. We only have these rooms in select time slots, see overview below.

Keynote speakers

NeurIPS paper speakers

If you will attend the meetup, and have an accepted NeurIPS paper that you want to present physically, please contact Aasa Feragen (afhar at to get a spot in the schedule.


Registration costs DKK 100 which includes lunch and coffee. To sign-up, please click here.


The main meetup programme will take place in Festauditoriet, Bülowsvej 17, and most lunches will take place in GIMLE auditorium.

In addition to Festauditoriet, we have also booked a number of smaller rooms, which are available in select timeslots. These can be used freely (within the time slots) for e.g. break-out discussions. More precisely, we have:

  • Tuesday 7.12:
    • Kons-forrum (Bülowsvej 17): 8:00-17:00
    • Konsistoriesal(Bülowsvej 17): 8:00-17:00
  • Wednesday 8.12:
    • Kons-forrum (Bülowsvej 17): 8:00-9:30 and 11:00-17:00
    • Konsistoriesal(Bülowsvej 17): 8:00-9:00 and 11:00-13:30
  • Thursday 9.12:
    • Kons-forrum (Bülowsvej 17): 8:00-12:30 and 14:00-17:00
    • Konsistoriesal(Bülowsvej 17): 8:00-9:00 and 11:00-14:00
  • Friday 10.12:
    • Kons-forrum (Bülowsvej 17): 8:00-17:00
    • Konsistoriesal(Bülowsvej 17): 8:00-12:30 and 15:00-17:00


This meetup would not be as nice if it hadn't been for financial support from the Otto Mønsted foundation and the Novo Nordisk Foundation funded Center for Basic Machine Learning Research in Life Science. We are grateful for the support!