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From   Richard Goldstein <richgold@ix.netcom.com>
To   statalist <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: NASUG 2005 -- second call for presentations
Date   Fri, 22 Apr 2005 14:19:06 -0400

Second announcement and Call for Presentations

The fourth North American Stata Users Group meeting will be
held on July 11-12, 2005 in Boston, Massachusetts, at the
Longwood Galleria Conference Center.

The first day of the meeting, which will showcase user
presentations, is being organized by a committee chaired by
Rich Goldstein, consultant (richgold@ix.netcom.com).  The
second day is being organized by StataCorp; there will
probably be two presentations, one by Bill Gould and one not
yet decided on.

Previous Stata Users Group meetings have been held in Boston
(2001, 2003 and 2004), Britain, Ireland, Spain, Germany,
Italy, Australia and the Netherlands.  Anyone interested in
Stata, regardless of level of expertise or geographic
location, is invited to attend.  The meeting will include
the ever-popular Wishes and Grumbles session where users
make comments and suggestions to Stata Corp.


DAY 1
-----

The organizing committee seeks 10 minute or 20 to 25-minute
Stata-related presentations, each followed by five, or 10,
minutes of discussion (for total presentation lengths of 15
and 30 minutes).  Presentations may be on any topic related
to the use of Stata in research or teaching in any field,
for example:

 Using Stata for modeling and analysis
 User-written Stata programs
 Case studies using Stata in research or teaching
 Using Stata to import and manage data
 Using Stata for graphics
 Teaching Stata
 Teaching statistics with Stata
 Surveys or critiques of Stata facilities in specific fields
 Software comparisons

Day 2
-----

This is being organized by StataCorp.  Bill Gould will talk
about Mata (the new matrix language in version 9) and Jeff
Pitblado will discuss and demonstrate Stata's features
(version 9) for analyzing survey data and correlated data.

Waived Fees:
------------
Note that the registration fee and the banquet fee are
waived for each presenter (one waiver/presentation).

Submission information:
-----------------------

Please submit an abstract of your presentation (200 words
maximum, ASCII text, no math symbols) through
http://www.repec.org/nasug2005 by April 30, 2005.  Please
indicate the presentation length you prefer (10 or 20-25
minutes) when you submit your abstract.  Conference fees
will be waived for the presenters (one waiver per talk).

Please contact the organizers with any questions or to
discuss any ideas for presentations you may have

The North American Stata Users Group Meeting Organizing
Committee:

Rich Goldstein (richgold@ix.netcom.com) consultant
Elizabeth Allred [lizard@hsph.harvard.edu] Harvard School of
Public Health
Kit Baum [baum@bc.edu] Boston College and RePEc

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