The Summer North American Stata Users Group (SNASUG) meeting will be held July 24–25, 2008, at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business Gleacher Center. This will be the first Stata users’ meeting to be held in Chicago; previous North American meetings have been held in Boston and Los Angeles. The Gleacher Center is located downtown on the bank of the Chicago River, just steps from Michigan Avenue and within walking distance from most downtown attractions.
Stata Users Group meetings are enjoyable and rewarding for Stata users at all levels and from all disciplines. As always, this year’s program will consist primarily of user presentations together with a couple of longer talks by invited presenters. In addition, the program will include the ever-popular “Wishes and Grumbles” session in which users have an opportunity to share their comments and suggestions directly with developers from StataCorp.
Confirmed speakers include Jeffrey Wooldridge of Michigan State University; Maarten Buis of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam; and William Gould, David Drukker, and Roberto G. Gutierrez from StataCorp.
All users are encouraged to submit abstracts for possible presentations. Presentations on any Stata-related topic will be considered, including (but not limited to) the following topics:
Presentations should be either 10 or 25 minutes long, followed by 5 minutes for questions.
Please submit an abstract of no more than 200 words (ASCII text, no math symbols) using the web submission form. All abstracts must be received by May 15, 2008. Please include a short, informative title and indicate whether you wish to be considered for a short (10-minute) or long (25-minute) presentation. If your presentation has multiple authors, please identify one author as the primary author. The conference registration fee will be waived for the primary author of selected presentations.
If you would like to discuss an idea for a presentation or have questions about the program format, please contact a member of the organizing committee. This year’s committee includes Scott Long (Indiana University), Phil Schumm (University of Chicago), Pravin Trivedi (Indiana University), and Richard Williams (University of Notre Dame).
For proceedings of previous Stata Users Group meetings, visit http://www.stata.com/meeting/proceedings.html.
Click here to register. Registration deadline is July 17, 2008.
A block of rooms has been reserved for StataCorp at the Inn of Chicago for July 23–26, 2008. The discounted group rate is $170.00 per night. Tax is an additional 15.4%.
If you would like to reserve a room from this block at this rate, please call 800-782-8272 or email Gretchen Farrar at StataCorp. The deadline for reserving a room is June 19, 2008.
Inn of Chicago
162 E. Ohio Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611 (map)
General hotel parking: self-parking is directly across the street ($36/day) and valet parking ($41/day)
Mass Transit: walking distance from the Grand subway stop
Please feel free to contact the organizers with any questions.