How to Participate

Poster session

Would you like to participate in the Women in Statistics and Data Science Conference? Here’s your chance—volunteer to be a session chair at WSDS 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio, this October!

The conference steering committee is seeking chairs for a limited number of sessions. Topics span the following three themes:

  •   Knowledge
  •   Community
  •   Influence

Session chairs serve as the main contact for the session with ASA staff and are responsible for the following:

  1. Reviewing presentations for length and visibility and discussing concerns with the ASA staff
  2. Encouraging speakers to upload their presentations in advance
  3. Checking the program and serving as the main contact for the session with ASA staff in case any changes need to be made (e.g., reordering of speakers within session, withdrawing a speaker, etc.)
  4. Ensuring speakers are on time and present for the session
  5. Introducing the speakers at the beginning of the session
  6. Making sure each speaker begins/ends at the time allotted
  7. Facilitating Q&A discussion after each presentation, including preparing questions in advance to spark discussion
  8. Encouraging attendees to fill out the online evaluation form

If you are interested, please email by September 13, 2018. Include your name and affiliation and indicate your preferred theme and/or session in the body of the message.

Note that requests are first come, first served and your response does not guarantee your acceptance or your preferred theme.

Key Dates

  • March 1, 2018 – April 19, 2018
    Concurrent, Panel, and Speed Submission
  • June 1, 2018
    Early Registration and Housing Opens
  • July 12, 2018
    Speaker Registration Deadline
  • September 6, 2018
    Early Registration Deadline
  • September 7, 2018
    Regular Registration (increased fees apply)
  • September 25, 2018
    Housing Deadline, 5PM Pacific
  • October 18, 2018 – October 20, 2018
    WSDS2018 in Cincinnati, OH