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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 at JSM.

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

Sign up to be a Docent

Meeting Within a Meeting (MWM) Statistics Workshop for Middle- and High-School Mathematics and Science Teachers – Vancouver, British Columbia – July 31–August 1

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.

Get more information and register online.

Key Dates

  • May 1, 2018 11:00 AM
    Registration and housing open
  • May 31, 2018
    Early registration deadline
  • June 1, 2018 12:01 AM - June 29, 2018 11:59 PM
    Regular registration (increased fees apply)
  • June 21, 2018
    Housing deadline
  • June 30, 2018 12:01 AM - August 2, 2018 11:59 PM
    Late Registration (increased fees apply)
  • July 28, 2018 - August 2, 2018
    2018 Joint Statistical Meetings
  • Program Participants
  • July 18, 2017 - September 7, 2017 11:59 PM
    Online submission of invited session proposals open
  • September 30, 2017
    Online submission of Continuing Education course proposals deadline
  • October 10, 2017 - October 30, 2017 11:59 PM
    Online submission of invited session abstracts open
  • November 30, 2017 12:01 AM - February 1, 2018 11:59 PM
    Online submission of abstracts (all except invited papers and panels)
  • January 11, 2018
    Online submission of topic-contributed session proposals deadline
  • January 15, 2018
    Online submission of Computer Technology Workshop (CTW) proposals deadline
  • January 23, 2018 - April 3, 2018 11:59 PM
    Online submission of JSM Meeting & Event Requests
  • January 25, 2018
    Deadline to request registration extension for government agencies
  • March 29, 2018 - April 18, 2018 11:59 PM
    Online abstract editing open
  • May 17, 2018
    Draft manuscript deadline