[NMusers] StanCon 2018

From: Bertrand, Julie <j.bertrand_at_ucl.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 25 Jul 2017 13:43:53 +0000

StanCon 2018 will take place over three days, from Wednesday January 10, 20=
18 to Friday January 12, 2018, at the beautiful Asilomar Conference Grounds=
 in Pacific Grove, California. In addition to talks and open discussion, t=
his year we’ll also have dedicated time for collaborative Stan coding wit=
h other attendees and the Stan development team.

Detailed information about registrati[]on and accommodation at Asilomar, in=
cluding fees and instructions, can be found on the event website, http://mc=
-stan.org/events/stancon2018/. Early registration ends on Friday November =
10, 2017 and no registrations will be accepted after Wednesday December 20,=

Confirmed speakers for StanCon 2018 include

        • Susan Holmes (Department of Statistics, Stanford University)
        • Frank Harrell (School of Medicine and Department of Biostatisti=
cs, Vanderbilt University
        • Sophia Rabe-Hesketh and Daniel Furr (Educational Statistics and=
 Biostatistics, University of California, Berkeley)
        • Sean Taylor and Ben Letham (Facebook Core Data Science)
        • Manuel Rivas (Department of Biomedical Data Science, Stanford U=
        • Talia Weiss (Department of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of =

Contributed talks will proceed as last year, with each submission consistin=
g of self-contained knitr or Jupyter notebooks that will be made publicly a=
vailable after the conference. Last year’s contributed talks, https://gi=
thub.com/stan-dev/stancon_talks, were awesome and we can’t wait to see wh=
at users will submit this year. For details on how to submit see the submi=
ssion website, http://mc-stan.org/events/stancon2018/stancon-submissions.ht=
ml. The final deadline for submissions is Saturday September 16, 2017 5:00=
:00 AM GMT.

This year we are going to try to support as many student scholarships as we=
 can — if you are a student who would love to come but may not have the f=
unding then please don’t hesitate to submit a short application, https://=

We graciously thank the early sponsorship of Stan Group, Liquid 2 Ventures,=
 and Metrum Research. We are still actively looking for sponsors; if you a=
re interested in supporting StanCon 2018, or know someone who might be, the=
n please contact the organizing committee at stancon_at_mc-stan.org.

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