Chair a Session

Would you like to participate in the Conference on Statistical Practice? Here’s your chance! Volunteer to be a session chair in Sacramento this February.

The conference steering committee is seeking session chairs for a limited number of sessions at the 2020 conference. Session topics span the following four broad themes:

 
Communication, Collaboration, and Career Development

Communication, Collaboration, and Career Development

 
Data Modeling and Analysis

Data Modeling and Analysis

 
Data Science and Big Data

Data Science and Big Data

 
Software, Programming, and Data Visualization

Software, Programming, and Data Visualization

Session chairs serve as the main contact for the session with ASA staff and a session ambassador for the steering committee. Session chairs are responsible for the following:

  1. Reviewing presentations for length and visibility and discussing concerns with the ambassador from the steering committee.
  2. Encouraging speakers to upload their presentations in advance.
  3. Checking the program and serving as the main contact for the session with ASA staff in case any changes need to be made (e.g., reordering of speakers within session, withdrawing a speaker, etc.).
  4. Ensuring speakers are on time and present for the session.
  5. Introducing the speakers at the beginning of the session.
  6. Making sure each speaker begins/ends at the time allotted.
  7. Facilitating Q&A discussion after each presentation, including preparing questions in advance to spark discussion.
  8. Encouraging attendees to fill out the online evaluation form.

If you are interested, please contact meetings@amstat.org by October 25, 2019. Include your name and affiliation and indicate your preferred theme in the body of the message.

Note that requests are first come, first served and your response does not guarantee your acceptance or your preferred theme.


Key Dates

    Attend

  • September 30, 2019
    Early Registration and Housing Opens
  • January 9, 2020
    Early Registration Deadline
  • January 10, 2020
    Regular Registration (increased fees apply)
  • January 27, 2020
    Housing Deadline
  • February 20, 2020 – February 22, 2020
    CSP in Sacramento, CA
  • Program Participants

  • April 8, 2019 – May 9, 2019
    Short Course and Tutorial Proposal Submission
  • May 20, 2019 – June 20, 2019
    Concurrent Abstract Submission
  • July 16, 2019 – August 29, 2019
    Poster Abstract Submission
  • November 15, 2019
    Speaker Registration Deadline