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2008 Fall North American Stata Users Group meeting in San Francisco

Registration information

Dates: Thursday, November 13, and Friday, November 14, 2008
Venue: The Handlery Union Square Hotel
351 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
  Price Student price
Single day $95 $40
Both days $160 $65
Optional dinner at R & G Lounge $38
Register closed
(Deadline: November 10, 2008)

Program announcement

The 2008 Fall North American Stata Users Group meeting will be held November 13 and 14 at Handlery Union Square Hotel, located in downtown San Francisco.

Stata Users Group meetings started in Britain in 1995 and have been spreading to more and more countries, including Italy, Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Australia, Poland, and the United States. Talks are intended for a general audience with mixed levels of expertise in Stata and statistics.

The invited speakers are Christopher Baum (Department of Economics, Boston College), Colin Cameron (Department of Economics, UC–Davis), John Neuhaus (Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UC–San Francisco), and Joe Schafer (Department of Statistics, Penn State). Stata developers will also attend the meeting, both to present and to take notes during the popular “wishes and grumbles” session. We hope you will consider joining us in November.


Thursday, November 13

9:00 AM–9:30 AM Registration
9:30 AM–10:30 AM
Roberto G. Gutierrez
10:30 AM–10:50 AM
Minjeong Jeon
University of California–Berkeley
Sophia Rabe-Hesketh
University of California–Berkeley
10:50 AM–11:15 AM Coffee
11:15 AM–12:15 PM
John M. Neuhaus
University of California–San Francisco
Charles E. McCulloch
University of California–San Francisco
12:15 PM–12:40 PM
Sophia Rabe-Hesketh
University of California–Berkeley
Anders Skrondal
Norwegian Institute of Public Health
12:40 PM–1:00 PM
Garrett Glasgow
University of California–Santa Barbara
1:00 PM–2:15 PM Lunch
2:15 PM–2:40 PM
Ben Dwamena
University of Michigan Radiology and VA Nuclear Medicine
2:40 PM–3:00 PM
Christine Wells
3:00 PM–3:25 PM
Roy Costilla
3:25 PM–3:50 PM
Phil Ender
3:50 PM–4:15 PM Coffee
4:15 PM–4:40 PM
Noori Akhtar-Danesh
McMaster University
4:40 PM–4:55 PM
Martin Weiss
University of Tuebingen, Germany
4:55 PM–5:40 PM
Yulia Marchenko

Friday, November 14

9:00 AM–10:00 AM
Christopher F. Baum
Boston College and DIW Berlin
10:00 AM–10:25 AM
Elliott Lowy
10:25 AM–10:50 AM Coffee
10:50 AM–11:50 AM
Colin Cameron
University of California–Davis
11:50 AM–12:15 PM
Roy Epstein
Boston College
12:15 PM–12:35 PM
Elliott Lowy
12:35 PM–1:45 PM Lunch
1:45 PM–2:45 PM
Joseph Schafer
Penn State
Joseph Kang
Penn State
2:45 PM–3:10 PM
Rose Medeiros
3:10 PM–3:35 PM
Xiao Chen
3:35 PM–4:00 PM Coffee
4:00 PM–4:40 PM
Report to users
William W. Gould
4:40 PM–5:10 PM
Wishes and grumbles
Stata developers


Golden Gate Bridge

Registration is now closed. The registration deadline was November 10, 2008.


A block of rooms has been reserved for StataCorp at the Handlery Union Square Hotel for November 12–14, 2008. The discounted group rate is $135.00 per night; tax is an additional 14%.

The last day to reserve a room at the discounted rate is October 20, 2008.

To reserve a room, call or email the Handlery Union Square Hotel. Please refer to the StataCorp 2008 Fall North American Stata Users Group meeting when making your reservation.

Hotel details:

The Handlery Union Square Hotel
351 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Phone: 415-781-7800
Fax: 415-781-0216

Web: http://www.handlery.com/sf/
Email: handlerysf@handlery.com

Check in is at 3 p.m. and check out is at noon. Parking is $38 per day with in/out privileges; however, the hotel is quite close to both BART and the cable cars.

Special needs:

If you have any special needs (vegetarian, handicapped, etc.), please contact Chris Farrar, cfarrar@stata.com, or Gretchen Farrar, gfarrar@stata.com.

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