Attendance at the NIPS workshops is highly recommended for both research and learning. Unfortunately, there does not yet appear to be a public list of workshops. However, I found the following workshop webpages of interest:
- Machine Learning in Finance
- Learning to Rank
- Foundations of Active Learning
- Machine Learning Based Robotics in Unstructured Environments
There are many more workshops. In fact, there are so many that it is not plausible anyone can attend every workshop they are interested in. Maybe in future years the organizers can spread them out over more days to reduce overlap.
Many of these workshops are accepting presentation proposals (due mid-October).