Key Dates

  • December 31, 2012
    Early Registration Closes

  • January 1, 2013
    Regular Registration Opens

  • January 25, 2013
    Housing Deadline

  • February 7, 2013
    Regular Registration Closes

  • February 21 - 23, 2013
    Conference on Statistical Practice held at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel (Onsite Registration available)

Conference Information

The Conference on Statistical Practice aims to bring together hundreds of statistical practitioners, including data analysts, researchers and scientists, who engage in the application of statistics to solve real-world problems on a daily basis. The conference will provide an opportunity to learn about the latest statistical methodologies and best practices in statistical design, analysis, programming and consulting.

The conference is designed to aid applied statisticians in improving their abilities in consulting with and helping customers and organizations solve real-world problems.

Conference Themes

Theme 1: Communication, Impact and Career Development

Topics include but are not limited to...
  • communication skills
  • how to listen
  • how to advance your career
  • how to have an impact on your organization
  • ethics
  • how to adapt and learn

Theme 2: Data Modeling and Analysis

Topics include but are not limited to...
  • useful data analysis techniques
  • nonparametric methods
  • categorical data analysis
  • statistical engineering
  • computer experiments
  • econometrics and time series methods
  • modern regression methods
  • survival and reliability methods
  • experimental design and clinical trials
  • survey design, collection mode, non-response, automation, analysis

Theme 3: Prediction and Analytics

Topics include but are not limited to...
  • how to process and use big data
  • data mining
  • discovery versus prediction
  • analytics as a process or system
  • determining prediction reliability
  • is there such a thing as too much data
  • determining valuable information from misleading or "junk" information

Theme 4: Software and Graphics

Topics include but are not limited to...
  • software tools
  • visualization
  • interactive visualization

General Conference Schedule

Thursday, February 21
     Full day and half day short courses*
     General session
     Opening mixer

Friday, February 22
     Full day of concurrent sessions
     Poster session

Saturday, February 23
     Half day of concurrent sessions
     Poster session
     Closing general session

* Offered in addition to the general registration