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Where Is The JSM Being Held For 2009?
The 2009 Joint Statistical Meetings will be held August 1-6, 2009 at the The 2009 Joint Statistical Meetings will be held August 1 - 6, 2009 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center located at 801 Mount Vernon Place NW, Washington, DC 20001.

Emergency Telephone Messages
In case of emergency, messages may be left during registration hours by calling (202) 249-4051. The emergency contact phone will be answered only during posted registration hours.

Convention Housing
The main phone numbers for the convention hotels are:


Renaissance Washington, DC, Hotel

(202) 898-9000


Embassy Suites DC

(202) 739-2001


Hampton Inn DC Convention Center

(202) 842-2500


Four Points by Sheraton

(202) 289-7600


Grand Hyatt Washington

(202) 582-1234


Red Roof Inn-Downtown DC

(202) 289-5959


Marriott at Metro Center

(202) 737-2200


Hotel Monaco Washington, DC

(202) 628-7177


Hilton Garden Inn Washington, DC, Downtown

(202) 783-7800


Hostelling International-Washington, DC

(202) 737-2333


Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI)

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)

Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)

Airport Shuttle Service

SuperShuttle: Discount Code HF57W

Car Rentals

Avis: Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) Number is J099649. To make a reservation, call (800) 331-1600 or book online.

Public Transportation

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA): DC's subway and bus system is called "Metro"
MARC Train: this commuter train offers an inexpensive way to get to DC from BWI Airport
Amtrak: take the train to Union Station, in the heart of DC (station name online: Washington - Union Station, DC)
DC Circulator: this local bus system connects Union Station with Georgetown, the National Mall with Walter E. Washington Convention Center, and a seasonal loop around the National Mall, priced at just $1 per ride
Taxis: The DC taxi cab system operates on a meter system. Fares begin at $3, plus 25 cents per each additional 1/6 mile and 25 cents per minute of wait time.

Washington Convention Center Parking

Over 3000 parking spaces in a three block radius of the facility have been identified. These spaces are available on a first come, first serve basis. We encourage exhibitors and attendees to use the public parking facilities, so that it does not impact the limited residential parking. There are also approximately 100 metered parking spaces within close proximity to the facility.
There are twelve designated public parking spaces designated for vehicles displaying disability parking placards/permits or license tags in the following locations:

* North end of 7th Street between L and Mt Vernon Streets (3 metered spaces)
* South end of 9th Steet between Mount Vernon Place and L Street (3 metered spaces)
* South end of 9th Street between L Street and M Street (3 metered spaces)
* South end of 9th Street between M Street and N Street (3 metered spaces)

Parking signs are posted indicating that the spaces are for two-hour parking from 7:00am - 6:30pm daily.

Assistance for Those with Disabilities
Please contact a staff member at the Special Assistance Desk in the registration area of the Washington Convention Center if you have a disability that may impede your participation. For more information on Washington Convention Center visit


Electronic Devices
All cell phones, pagers, and other electronic devices should be turned off before attending any session or meeting.

Smoking is not permitted at any JSM function, unless the event is held outside.

Photographs and Videotaping
Taking photographs or using video equipment during any JSM session or event is prohibited.

Recycling at JSM
Please use the paper, plastic, and aluminum containers located throughout the Washington Convention Center. Also, participating in the towel and linen programs at area hotels makes a significant difference in the amount of energy and water used. You also can change the option from print to not print or use the paper recycling containers available at the Cyber Center. Finally, place the JSM badges and badge holders in one of the designated bins for recycling in the registration area.

Information about the ASA, ENAR, WNAR, IMS, and SSC is available at the society booths in the registration area and exhibit hall. Each society provides a variety of publications and activities to anyone interested in applied and or theoretical statistics, and student membership is offered at substantially reduced rates.


Registration and ASA Membership/Special Assistance/Press Desk

CC-East Reg.

JSM registration includes the Program Book and Abstract Book or CD; access to the exhibit hall; and admission to the Opening Mixer, Student Mixer (students only), and Informal Dance Party.





Saturday, August 1

7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Sunday, August 2

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.


Monday, August 3

7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Tuesday, August 4 and Wednesday, August 5

7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Thursday, August 6

7:30 a.m.- 10:30 a.m.

Speaker Management Room


Speakers are required to check in 24 hours prior to their presentations to upload their materials or confirm their materials were uploaded correctly. Session chairs also should check in to confirm all speakers have uploaded their materials to the speaker management system.





Saturday, August 1

10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Sunday, August 2

9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.


Monday, August 3 - Wednesday, August 5

7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Thursday, August 6

7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Career Placement Service

CC-Hall D






Saturday, August 1

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(job posting and resume submission only)


Sunday, August 2

1:00 p.m - 6:00 p.m.


Monday, August 3 and Tuesday, August 4

8:00 a.m - 6:00 p.m.


Wednesday, August 5

8:00 a.m - 2:30 p.m.
(onsite registration closes at noon)

EXPO 2008

CC-Hall D

Visit publishers, software companies, and recruiters. See state-of-the-art products designed for the statistical community.





Sunday, August 2

1:00 p.m - 6:00 p.m.


Monday, August 3 and Tuesday, August 4

9:00 a.m - 6:00 p.m.


Wednesday, August 5

9:00 a.m - 2:30 p.m.

Cyber Center

CC-East Reg.

There are 20 terminals with internet access available for your emailing needs, as well as three printers. Also, the Washington Convention Center has wireless internet access throughout the building for $24.95 per day. There will be no internal message center this year, so make sure to take advantage of these internet options.





Saturday, August 1

7:30 a.m - 6:00 p.m.


Sunday, August 2

7:30 a.m - 10:30 p.m.


Monday, August 3 and Tuesday, August 4

7:00 a.m - 10:00 p.m.


Wednesday, August 5

7:00 a.m - 8:00 p.m.


Thursday, August 6

7:00 a.m - 10:30 a.m.

ASA Store

CC-A Lobby

The ASA Store is your store for the official JSM 2009 T -shirt and other JSM and ASA souvenirs.





Saturday, August 1

12:00 p.m - 5:30 p.m.


Sunday, August 2 - Wednesday, August 5

9:00 a.m - 5:30 p.m.


Thursday, August 6

7:30 a.m - 10:00 a.m.

Key Dates

  • August 1 — 6, 2009

    Onsite registration (increased fees apply)