Spotlight Vancouver

Summer is peak season for a visit to Vancouver, with the city alive with festivals, outdoor adventures, and activities. But lucky JSM attendees don’t have to venture out to get a taste of the city. Check out what we have lined up and join us for these featured events throughout the week in the Spotlight area.

Schedule

Sunday, July 29

 
Food!
1:00 p.m.Spotlight Vancouver Kick-Off
Swing by and kick-off JSM with samples of area specialties like wild salmon sliders, porcini mushroom tarts, and BBQ duck spring rolls. Enjoy them while they last!
 
Food!
3:30 p.m.Tasty Vancouver Fruit Tartelettes
No time to venture to Granville Island? Enjoy fresh samples of fruit tartelettes made from local area fruit and berries (while supplies last) and mingle with other attendees.
 
8:30 p.m.Opening Mixer Popcorn   Sponsored by Netflix
 

Monday, July 30

 
Insider Tips!
9:00 a.m.Vancouver Insider Tips
Whether you seek tips for activities and food nearby or the variety of options surrounding Vancouver ... whether you have been to Vancouver before or need a rundown for your first time in the city, Tourism Vancouver will be in the Spotlight to guide you.
 
Coffee!
10:00 a.m.JSM Coffee House
Refresh with a cup of coffee or tea from Vancouver’s local organic, fair-trade coffee maker, Moja Coffee. Enjoy the featured house blend, “Rainforest Alliance Sumatra,” or choose from a variety of imported teas.
 
Photo booth!
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.JSM Photo Booth   Sponsored by Cytel
Stop by to create memories with your friends using fun props.
 
Popcorn!
1:30 p.m.Popcorn Break   Sponsored by XLStat
Enjoy an afternoon pick me up with a traditional popcorn break.
 
Beer!
3:30 p.m.Vancouver Microbrew Tasting   Sponsored by RTI International
Stop by to taste a variety of local Vancouver microbrews (while supplies last).
 

Tuesday, July 31

 
Coffee!
10:00 a.m.Get Your JSM Energy Fix
Come check out this healthy alternative to a coffee break. Power up with fresh fruit and yogurt smoothie samples (strawberry, mango, or blueberry) and energy bars.
 
Popcorn!
1:30 p.m.Popcorn Break   Sponsored by Netflix
Enjoy an afternoon pick me up with a traditional popcorn break.
 
Wine
3:30 p.m.Experience BC Wines
Don’t miss this chance to taste local wines. Sample a variety of red and white wines from BC’s famous Okanagan Valley (while supplies last).
 

Wednesday, August 1

 
Coffee!
10:00 a.m.JSM Coffee House
Refresh with a cup of coffee or tea from Vancouver’s local organic, fair-trade coffee maker, Moja Coffee. Enjoy the feature house blend, “Rainforest Alliance Sumatra,” or choose from a variety of imported teas.
 

Impact Vancouver!

Interested in giving back to the community while in Vancouver?

Connect with other JSM attendees while making blankets (no sewing involved) to be donated to Blanket BC, a local nonprofit that provides blankets and warm clothes to local shelters. Meet at tables in the back of the exhibit hall Monday through Wednesday between 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to participate.

Key Dates

    Attend
  • May 1, 2018 11:00 AM
    Registration and housing open
  • May 31, 2018
    Early registration deadline
  • June 1, 2018 12:01 AM - June 29, 2018 11:59 PM
    Regular registration (increased fees apply)
  • June 21, 2018
    Housing deadline
  • June 30, 2018 12:01 AM - August 2, 2018 11:59 PM
    Late Registration (increased fees apply)
  • July 28, 2018 - August 2, 2018
    2018 Joint Statistical Meetings
  • Program Participants
  • July 18, 2017 - September 7, 2017 11:59 PM
    Online submission of invited session proposals open
  • September 30, 2017
    Online submission of Continuing Education course proposals deadline
  • October 10, 2017 - October 30, 2017 11:59 PM
    Online submission of invited session abstracts open
  • November 30, 2017 12:01 AM - February 1, 2018 11:59 PM
    Online submission of abstracts (all except invited papers and panels)
  • January 11, 2018
    Online submission of topic-contributed session proposals deadline
  • January 15, 2018
    Online submission of Computer Technology Workshop (CTW) proposals deadline
  • January 23, 2018 - April 3, 2018 11:59 PM
    Online submission of JSM Meeting & Event Requests
  • January 25, 2018
    Deadline to request registration extension for government agencies
  • March 29, 2018 - April 18, 2018 11:59 PM
    Online abstract editing open
  • May 17, 2018
    Draft manuscript deadline