The 1st Dublin Stata users meeting will be held in Trinity College Dublin on the 22nd May 2003.
This is the first announcement and call for offers of presentations at the meeting. The programme and (modest!) cost of participation will be announced later.
The scientific organisers of the meeting are Ronan Conroy and Alan Kelly with some logistical help from Timberlake Consultants, the distributors of Stata in the UK, Ireland, Spain and Portugal (http://www.timberlake.co.uk).
The meeting is open to all interested — either existing users of Stata or those considering moving from an alternative statistical package. We are promised attendance by senior management at StataCorp. We hope to arrange an informal get together in a restaurant in the evening for those who are interested.
We welcome offers of presentations. These need not be particularly technical in nature and may simply be illustrative of the kinds of problems that Stata is being used to tackle in an Irish setting.
Please email either Ronan (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Alan (email@example.com) if you are interested in offering a short talk (15 minutes) on some aspect of Stata use, be it data management or data analysis. The latter could well be in the form of a tutorial or a case exercise in the use of Stata for classroom teaching. Do please contact us before 31st March, or call sooner if you wish to discuss the suitability of a proposed talk.
As this is the first opportunity for Stata users in Ireland to meet locally to discuss and share their experience, we do hope that you will be willing to come along and share your experience.
Confirmation of the programme, cost and venue, and details of how to register will be circulated during the next few weeks.
Alan Kelly (Tel: 01-6081387/2177; email: firstname.lastname@example.org) and Ronan Conroy (Tel: 01-402 2431; email: email@example.com)