Practical Computing Demos

Call for Proposals

Do you have a software demonstration or consulting service you would like to share with our audience of statistical practitioners—including data analysts, researchers, and scientists?

The 2018 CSP program has room for four Practical Computing Demonstrations (PCDs) on Saturday, February 17, 2018, from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. If your content will expand attendees’ statistical or software skills, we invite you to submit your proposal. Your demonstration will be included in the conference program if it is selected.

The benefits of giving a Practical Computing Demonstration include the following:

  • Showcase your particular product or service! You will have two hours to interact with your audience. Present an overview of your software, demonstrate new features and functions, or discuss the benefits of your consulting services.
  • Reach an audience specifically interested in your software product or service and improve their understanding and proficiency.
  • Provide your attendees with information and pre-work prior to the conference, if desired.
  • Provide detailed product or service information to attendees.

Key Dates and Information

Fee to Host a PCD:   $750
PCD Proposal Deadline:   August 16, 2017
PCD Commitment Form Deadline:   September 6, 2017
PCD Held at CSP:   February 17, 2018, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Practical Computing Demonstrations should be consistent with one or more of the conference themes and will be selected based on the value to attendees.

See the Proposal Submission Form for requirements.

Please send your proposal directly to Amy Farris at no later than August 16, 2017.

Key Dates


  • September 29, 2017
    Early Registration and Housing Opens
  • January 10, 2018
    Early Registration Deadline
  • January 11, 2018
    Regular Registration (increased fees apply)
  • January 22, 2018
    Housing Deadline, 5:00 p.m. PT
  • February 15, 2018 – February 17, 2018
    CSP in Portland, OR
  • Program Participants

  • April 6, 2017 – May 11, 2017
    Short Course and Tutorial Proposal Submission
  • May 16, 2017 – June 22, 2017
    Concurrent Abstract Submission
  • July 13, 2017 – August 31, 2017
    Poster Abstract Submission
  • November 16, 2017
    Speaker Registration Deadline