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2008 Summer North American Stata Users Group meeting

Dates: July 24–25, 2008
Venue: Gleacher Center, University of Chicago
450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive
Chicago, IL 60611
  Price Student price
Single day $95 $40
Both days $160 $65
Optional dinner at
Maggiano’s Little Italy
Register now
(Deadline: July 21, 2008)

Program announcement

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 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, and the “Report to Users” session with StataCorp president William Gould.


Thursday, July 24

7:30 AM–8:30 AM

Registration, Coffee/Tea, Bagels/Muffins

8:30 AM–9:45 AM

Session 1

Maarten Buis
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Austin Nichols
Urban Institute
9:45 AM–10:00 AM


10:00 AM–11:30 AM

Session 2

Hau Chyi
WISE, Xiamen University, China
Orgul Ozturk
Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina
Ben Dwamena
University of Michigan Radiology and VA Nuclear Medicine Service
Carl Nelson
University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
11:30 AM–12:30 PM


12:30 PM–1:30 PM

Session 3

Paul Rathouz
Department of Health Studies, University of Chicago
1:30 PM–2:30 PM

Session 4

Tom Mustillo
Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis
Sarah Mustillo
Purdue University
Sergiy Radyakin
The World Bank
P. Wilner Jeanty
The Ohio State University
2:30 PM–2:45 PM


2:45 PM–3:45 PM

Session 5

David Drukker
3:45 PM–4:00 PM


4:00 PM–4:45 PM
Wishes and grumbles

Friday, July 25

7:30 AM–8:30 AM

Coffee/Tea, Bagels/Muffins

8:30 AM–10:15 AM

Session 1

Alan Feiveson
NASA Johnson Space Center
Joseph Coveney
Cobridge Co., Ltd.
Partha Deb
Hunter College and the Graduate Center, CUNY
10:15 AM–10:30 AM


10:30 AM–11:45 AM

Session 2

Jeffrey Wooldridge
Department of Economics, Michigan State University
11:45 AM–12:45 PM


12:45 PM–2:15 PM

Session 3

Roberto G. Gutierrez
Stas Kolenikov
Department of Statistics, University of Missouri–Columbia
2:15 PM–2:30 PM


2:30 PM–3:30 PM

Session 4

David Drukker
3:30 PM–4:00 PM
Report to users
William Gould

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 (gfarrar@stata.com) at StataCorp. The deadline for reserving a room is June 19, 2008.

Hotel details

Inn of Chicago
162 E. Ohio Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611 (map)
Website: http://www.innofchicago.com
General hotel parking: Self-parking is directly across the street ($36/day), and valet parking ($41/day) is available
Mass Transit: Walking distance from the Grand subway stop

Special needs

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


Please feel free to contact the organizers with any questions.

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