Schedule at a Glance

The Women in Statistics and Data Science Conference program offers courses, concurrent sessions, speed sessions, an exhibit hall, and many opportunities to network.

Below is a brief overview of the conference schedule. Be sure to check back often as more information becomes available. Times are tentative and subject to change.

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Thursday, October 19

7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.   Registration
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.   Short Courses (2) Ticketed event
1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.   Opening Remarks and Susmita Datta’s “Making Your Mark”
2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.   Concurrent Sessions
2:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.   Speed Sessions
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.   Opening Mixer, Speed Posters, and Speed Mentoring

Friday, October 20

7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.   Registration
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.   Continental Breakfast and Speed Posters
8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.   Jeri Mulrow’s “Statistical Leadership in the Federal Government”
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.   Concurrent Sessions
11:40 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.   Concurrent and Speed Sessions
1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.   Lunch (on own)
2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.   Concurrent and Speed Sessions
4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.   Speed Session Posters
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.   Celebrating Women in Statistics and Data Science Banquet, including Keynote presenter Donna Brogan’s “Lessons and Strategies Distilled from Life Events: My Professional Story”

Saturday, October 21

7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.   Registration
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.   Continental Breakfast and Speed Posters
8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.   Bonnie Ray’s “Questions I Should Have Asked ...”
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.   Concurrent Sessions
11:40 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.   Concurrent Sessions
1:20 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.   Closing Session and Hackathon Presentations

Ticketed event Denotes a ticketed event that requires an additional fee

Key Dates

  • March 1, 2017 – April 20, 2017
    Concurrent and Speed Submission
  • June 1, 2017
    Early Registration and Housing Opens
  • July 13, 2017
    Speaker Registration Deadline
  • September 6, 2017
    Early Registration Deadline
  • September 7, 2017
    Regular Registration (increased fees apply)
  • September 22, 2017
    Housing Deadline
  • October 19, 2017 – October 21, 2017
    WSDS 2017 in La Jolla, CA