Schedule at a Glance

The opening plenary session will feature Steve Goodman and John Ioannidis of Stanford University. They will set the stage for two days packed with ideas and discussion. The closing plenary, entitled “The Radical Prescription for Change,” will be presented by Andrew Gelman (Columbia University), Xiao-Li Meng (Harvard University), and (tentatively) Marcia McNutt (President, National Academy of Sciences).

The rest of the program includes concurrent sessions, breakout discussion groups, and many opportunities to network.

Below is a brief overview of the symposium schedule. Be sure to check back often as more information becomes available.

Wednesday, October 11

7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Registration
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Opening Plenary Session
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Coffee Break
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch (on own)
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Breakout Discussion Sessions
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Refreshment Break
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Opening Reception

Thursday, October 12

7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Registration
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Coffee Break
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch (on own)
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Breakout Discussion Sessions
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Refreshment Break
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Final Plenary Session
5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. Closing Session (“Take the Mic”)

Friday, October 13

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Initial Writing Group Meetings

Key Dates

  • June 15, 2017
    Early Registration and Housing Opens
  • September 12, 2017
    Early Registration and Housing Deadline
  • September 13, 2017
    Regular Registration (increased fees apply)
  • October 3, 2017
    Online Registration Deadline
  • October 11, 2017 – October 13, 2017
    SSI in Bethesda, MD