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Stata Conference
Columbus 2018
July 19-20

Join Stata users and experts at the 2018 Stata Conference in Columbus on July 19–20.

Experience what happens when new and long-time Stata users from across all disciplines gather to discuss real-world applications of Stata. The Stata Conference provides an unparalleled opportunity for you to collaborate with Stata developers and connect with the inventive and creative user community. Don’t miss this great networking and learning opportunity.

Call for presentations

Does your research rely on Stata? Do you have insights that would enlighten colleagues in your field? Prepare your abstract for the 2018 Stata Conference.

Presentation guidelines

All users are encouraged to submit abstracts, from which a subset will be chosen for either a short (15 minutes) or a long (25 minutes) presentation (both to be followed by 5 minutes for questions). Any topic related to Stata or relevant to Stata users is appropriate, including the following:

  • New community-contributed commands for model estimation, graphing, data management, results reporting, or other purposes
  • New approaches for using Stata to manage or analyze data, for programming Stata or Mata, or for using Stata together with other software or frameworks
  • Innovative use or evaluations of existing Stata commands
  • New analytic methods of particular relevance to Stata users
  • Case studies of using Stata for specific applications or in specific disciplines or settings
  • Methods and resources for teaching statistics with Stata or for teaching the use of Stata
  • Comparisons of Stata to other software

For examples of past presentations, view the proceedings page.

Submitting your presentation

If you would like to discuss an idea for a presentation or have questions about the program format, please contact a member of the scientific committee. Presentations longer than 25 minutes will be considered at the discretion of the committee.

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 March 30, 2018. Please include a short, informative title, and indicate whether you wish to be considered for a short (15-minute) or long (25-minute) presentation, or poster session. In addition, if your presentation has multiple authors, please identify the presenter, for whom the conference registration fee will be waived.

Presenters will be asked to provide the organizers with electronic materials (a copy of the presentation and any programs or datasets, where applicable) so that the materials can be posted on the StataCorp website and in the Stata Users Group RePEc archive.

Poster presentations New
New this year, the program will also include a poster session. Poster proposal submissions are welcome from all Stata users, especially students and new professionals. Proposals made via the abstract submission link below will be considered for the poster session when noted.


Hyatt Regency Columbus
350 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215

Information on accommodations and registration are coming soon.

The conference hotel is within steps of the Arena District, Huntington Park, and the popular Short North Arts and Entertainment District. After the Conference, relax and enjoy what Columbus has to offer. From the world-class Columbus Zoo and Aquarium to the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, you will find much to do during your stay.

Scientific committee

Stan Lemeshow (chair)
Ohio State University
Public Health
Timothy R. Sahr (coordinator)
Ohio Colleges of Medicine
Government Resource Center
Kelly Balistreri
Bowling Green State University
Chris Browning
Ohio State University
Anand Desai
National Science Foundation
Bo Lu
Ohio State University
Eric Seiber
Ohio State University
Public Health
Mary Applegate
Ohio Department of Medicaid
Anirudh Ruhil
Ohio University


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