The board is considering a name change to address complaints about the acronym "NIPS", and also to modernize the name (not everything is"neural"). If you attended the conf in the past, you can suggest new names here: c/o
Name-of-NIPS Action Team just sent a survey to past participants for suggestions on a new name. If you are a past participant, log into your NIPS account and suggest a name until 30 June. We get to vote on the shortlist after that.