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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.

Sign up to be a Mentor

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.

Sign up to be a Mentee

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 30, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Sign up to be a Docent

First-time Attendees

Thank you for choosing to attend the Joint Statistical Meetings in Baltimore, Maryland. We are so pleased you will be joining us!

What Can I Expect During My First JSM Experience?

  • You will have access to new and innovative sessions, social events, and career opportunities.
  • You will receive information about the latest statistical software in the EXPO, where you also can win prizes.
  • You will have the opportunity to meet others in your field and learn about other fields.
  • Most of all, you will have the opportunity to have fun while building relationships and networking with other statisticians from around the world.

Interested in a general overview of the JSM program? Click here to download the JSM 2017 schedule-at-a-glance.

View a list of frequently asked questiions.

Meeting Within a Meeting (MWM) Statistics Workshop for Middle- and High-School Mathematics and Science Teachers – Baltimore, Maryland – August 1–2

MWM will take place in conjunction with the Joint Statistical Meetings. The workshop is meant to strengthen K–12 mathematics and science teachers’ understanding of statistics and provide them with hands-on activities aligned with the Common Core State Standards that they can use in their own classrooms. The cost of the workshop is $50. More information and online registration is available at

Beyond AP Statistics (BAPS) Workshop – Baltimore, Maryland – August 2

The ASA/NCTM Joint Committee is pleased to sponsor a Beyond AP Statistics workshop at the annual Joint Statistical Meetings. Organized by Roxy Peck, the BAPS workshop is offered for experienced AP Statistics teachers and consists of enrichment material just beyond the basic AP syllabus. The cost of the workshop is $50. More information and online registration is available at

Key Dates

  • May 1, 2017 11:00 AM
    Registration and housing open
  • June 1, 2017
    Early registration deadline
  • June 2, 2017 12:01 AM - June 29, 2017 11:59 PM
    Regular registration (increased fees apply)
  • June 30, 2017
    Housing deadline
  • June 30, 2017 12:01 AM - July 24, 2017 11:59 PM
    Late Registration (increased fees apply)
  • July 29, 2017 - August 3, 2017
    2017 Joint Statistical Meetings
  • Program Participants
  • July 14, 2016 - September 6, 2016 11:59 PM
    Online submission of invited session proposals open
  • September 30, 2016
    Online submission of Continuing Education course proposals deadline
  • October 10, 2016 - October 31, 2016 11:59 PM
    Online submission of invited session abstracts open
  • December 1, 2016 12:01 AM - February 1, 2017 11:59 PM
    Online submission of abstracts (all except invited papers and panels)
  • January 11, 2017
    Online submission of topic-contributed session proposals deadline
  • January 15, 2017
    Online submission of Computer Technology Workshop (CTW) proposals deadline
  • January 17, 2017 - April 7, 2017 11:59 PM
    Online submission of JSM Meeting & Event Requests
  • January 25, 2017
    Deadline to request registration extension for government agencies
  • March 30, 2017 - April 18, 2017 11:59 PM
    Online abstract editing open
  • May 17, 2017
    Draft manuscript deadline
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