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 2020 CSP program has room for four Practical Computing Demonstrations (PCDs) on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 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:

  • Showcasing 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.
  • Reaching an audience interested in your software product or service specifically and improving their understanding and proficiency.
  • Providing your attendees information and pre-work prior to the conference, if desired.
  • Providing detailed product or service information to attendees.

Key Dates and Information

Fee to Host a PCD: $750
PCD Proposal Deadline: August 15, 2019
PCD Commitment Form Deadline: September 6, 2019
PCD Held at CSP: February 22, 2020, 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 value to attendees.

See the Proposal Submission Form for requirements.

Please send your proposal directly to Amy Farris at no later than August 15, 2019.


Key Dates


  • September 30, 2019
    Early Registration and Housing Opens
  • January 9, 2020
    Early Registration Deadline
  • January 10, 2020
    Regular Registration (increased fees apply)
  • January 30, 2020
    Housing Deadline Extended
  • 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