Schedule at a Glance

The Women in Statistics and Data Science Conference program offers courses, concurrent sessions, speed sessions, an exhibit hall, and many opportunities to network. Below is a brief overview of the conference schedule. Be sure to check back often as more information becomes available.

Thursday, October 18

7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.   Registration
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.   Morning Half-Day Courses Ticketed event
12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.   Exhibits Open
1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.   Opening Remarks and Aarti Shah’s “Bit by Bit: Lessons Learned on My Leadership Journey”
2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.   Refreshment Break  Sponsored by SMU Statistical Science
2:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.   Concurrent Sessions and Speed Presentations 1&2
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.   Speed Poster 1 and Opening Mixer   Sponsored by Fifth Third Bank

Friday, October 19

7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.   Registration
7:30 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.   Exhibits Open
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.   Continental Breakfast and Speed Poster 2   Sponsored by Fifth Third Bank
8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.   Claudia Perlich’s “Predictability and Other Predicaments in Machine Learning Applications”
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.   Concurrent Sessions
11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.   Refreshment Break   Sponsored by Duke University
11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.   Concurrent Sessions and Speed Presentation 3
1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.   Lunch (on own)
2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.   Concurrent Sessions and Speed Presentation 4
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.   Nancy Potok’s “Federal Statistics: Biggest Challenges of the 21st Century”
5:15 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.   Celebrating Women in Statistics and Data Science Reception and Speed Poster 3   Sponsored by Google

Saturday, October 20

7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.   Registration
7:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.   Exhibits Open
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.   Continental Breakfast and Speed Poster 4
8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.   Alicia Carriquiry’s “Playing Nice with Others: The Many Benefits of Collaboration”
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.   Concurrent Sessions
11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.   Refreshment Break   Sponsored by Lubrizol
11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.   Concurrent Sessions
1:20 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.   Closing Session, Hackathon Awards, and Children’s Book Service Project

Preliminary schedule. Times are tentative and subject to change.

Ticketed event Denotes a ticketed event that requires an additional fee

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