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1st Nordic and Baltic Stata Users Group meeting

Announcement and call for papers

The first Stata Users Group meeting in the Nordic and Baltic countries will be held on September 26, 2005, in Stockholm. The objective of the meeting is to provide Stata users working in different research areas with the opportunity to exchange ideas, experiences, and information on new ways to apply the software. In addition William Gould, President and Head of Development at StataCorp, will participate in the meeting and give a presentation on Mata, Stata's new matrix-based programming language. Roberto Gutierrez, Director of Statistics at StataCorp, will talk about xtmixed, Stata's new procedure for multilevel and hierarchical models.

Stockholm, Sweden
Source: Stockholm Visitors Board
Photographer: Alexander V Dokukin
Date: September 26, 2005
Venue: Karolinska Institutet
Wargentin Lecture Hall
Nobels väg 12A
SE-171 77 Stockholm
Cost: Conference only: free
  Conference plus optional dinner: 250 SEK
  See Registration and accommodations for more details.


Submission information

The meeting is organized by Peter Hedström and Yvonne Åberg (Metrika Consulting, Oxford University and Stockholm University), with the support of Rino Bellocco (Karolinska Institutet). The organizing committee welcomes presentations on

  • using Stata in empirical research;
  • developing new Stata commands or procedures; and
  • using Stata to solve other problems, such as data management or simulations of theoretical models.
Abstracts should be sent by email to metrika@metrika.se. Please include the authors' names and affiliations and contact details, including name, email address, and telephone number.

To accomodate Stata News readers, the deadline for submitting abstracts has been extended to August 1, 2005. The organizing committee will make a preliminary selection based on submitted abstracts by August 15, and accepted contributions must be submitted by September 1.

Karolinska Institutet
© Karolinkska Institutet

Registration and accommodations

To sign up for the meeting simply send an email to metrika@metrika.se. An optional conference dinner will be held on Monday evening at Restaurang Rött — a popular local restaurant. Please let us know before 20 September if you want to attend the dinner. The charge for the dinner is 250 SEK.

The conference will be held at the Karolinska Institute. Make your hotel reservations as early as possible. Elite Palace Hotel at St. Eriksgatan 155 is a comfortable hotel within walking distance from the conference site. For reservations, call +46 (0)8 566 217 00. A conference discount is available if you mention that you are attending our meeting at the Karolinska Institute. A low-budget alternative, centrally located and within walking distance, is Wasa Park Hotel at St. Eriksplan 1. For reservations call, +46 (0)8 545 453 00.

The meeting is arranged by Metrika Consulting (www.metrika.se), the certified distributor of Stata in the Nordic and Baltic regions. For further information, contact them at metrika@metrika.se. We look forward to seeing you in Stockholm on September 26.





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