JSM Docent Program

JSM Docent Program

JSM docents (derived from the Latin verb docēre, which means to instruct, teach, or point out) are members who understand how JSM “works” and are willing to share their knowledge with first-timers. JSM docents—identified by a purple name badge ribbon and a button—answer questions about how to choose which JSM events to attend, how to network, what to look for in the EXPO, and how to have fun at JSM. Docents will also serve as table hosts at the First-Time Attendee Orientation and Reception on Sunday, July 31, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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JSM Mentoring Program

JSM Mentoring Program

The JSM Mentoring Program matches senior statisticians (mentors) with junior statisticians (students, new ASA members, and first-time JSM attendees).

Mentors - Please consider serving in this important role. Your participation will entail sending an email to your assigned mentee about a week before JSM to decide on a time and place to meet at least once during JSM. Many of us were fortunate to have a colleague show interest in us and help us open doors in our career. Please help strengthen the statistics community by doing the same for a junior statistician this year at JSM.

Mentee - Are you interested in applying to participate in this program? To help you decide, here is what your participation will entail: connecting with your mentor prior to JSM to decide on a time and place to meet during JSM. This mentoring program is one way the ASA is promoting the practice and profession of statistics. Getting mentoring advice from a more senior statistician can help open doors in your career and help you, in turn, promote the practice and profession of statistics.

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Key Dates


  • May 2, 2016 11:00 AM
    Registration and housing open
  • June 1, 2016
    Early registration deadline
  • June 2, 2016 12:01 AM - June 30, 2016 11:59 PM
    Regular registration (increased fees apply)
  • June 29, 2016
    Housing deadline
  • July 1, 2016 12:01 AM - July 21, 2016 11:59 PM
    Late Registration (increased fees apply)
  • July 30, 2016 - August 4, 2016
    2016 Joint Statistical Meetings
  • Program Participants

  • July 15, 2015 - September 3, 2015 11:59 PM
    Online submission of invited session proposals open
  • September 30, 2015
    Online submission of Continuing Education course proposals deadline
  • October 8, 2015 - October 29, 2015 11:59 PM
    Online submission of invited session abstracts open
  • December 1, 2015 12:01 AM - February 1, 2016 11:59 PM
    Online submission of abstracts (all except invited papers and panels)
  • January 14, 2016
    Online submission of topic-contributed session proposals deadline
  • January 15, 2016
    Online submission of Computer Technology Workshop (CTW) proposals deadline
  • January 19, 2016 - April 5, 2016
    Online submission of JSM Meeting & Event Requests
  • January 25, 2016
    Deadline to request registration extension for government agencies
  • March 31, 2016 - April 18, 2016 11:59 PM
    Online abstract editing open
  • May 17, 2016
    Draft manuscript deadline
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