ASA Member News Archive
JSM 2007 Edition of ASA Member News
Welcome to the JSM edition of ASA Member News.
Salt Lake City STATbit
Did you know the first department store in the United States opened in Salt Lake City in 1868? A mere 29 years after the founding of the ASA. Today, Salt Lake City offers plenty of possibilities for shopping, including malls, villages, boutiques, and antiques.
JSM Events Outlook
JSM FIRST-TIME ATTENDEE ORIENTATION AND RECEPTION – July 29, 6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Looking to get the most out of your first JSM experience? Join us on Sunday, July 29, from 6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m. for great information, networking, and good food at the Salt Palace Convention Center, Ballrooms A-B.
CAREER DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR – Salt Lake City, Utah – July 29, 2007
Make your JSM plans now to attend a FREE career development seminar on Sunday, July 29. Walter W. Piegorsch, professor at the University of Arizona and joint editor of the Journal of the American Statistical Association, will dispel negative myths about publishing and give some guidelines on how to manage the publication process in a seminar titled "You Don’t Need To Perish in Order To Publish."
MEETING WITHIN A MEETING (MWM): ASA PROGRAM FOR MATH/SCIENCE TEACHERS – Salt Lake City, Utah – July 30, 2007
The first MWM will take place during JSM this summer in Salt Lake City. MWM is intended for middle and junior high school math and science teachers who want to enhance their understanding and teaching of statistics within the math and science curriculum.
BEYOND AP STATISTICS (BAPS) WORKSHOP – Salt Lake City, Utah – July 31, 2007
The ASA/NCTM Joint Committee is pleased to sponsor a Beyond AP Statistics (BAPS) Workshop at the annual Joint Statistical Meetings in Salt Lake City on July 31 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The BAPS workshop is offered for AP Statistics teachers and consists of enrichment material just beyond the basic AP syllabus. The cost of the workshop is $30 and covers all materials.
JSM PROGRAM AVAILABLE ONLINE
See the online JSM Program for up-to-the-minute, accurate information about this year’s activities.
PLANNING AHEAD – CHECK OUT THE JSM ONSITE WEB PAGE
Visit the JSM 2007 website for JSM hours of operation for exhibits, the Career Placement Service, registration, the ASA Marketplace, and many other areas, plus other general information to help you schedule all you want to see and experience at JSM in Salt Lake City.
Special Opportunities and Announcements
2007 JSM PARTNERS PROGRAM
The ASA wishes to acknowledge and extend its appreciation to those companies that are participating in the 2007 JSM Partners Program: Pinnacle SAS, SPSS Inc., Capital One; Gold CRC Press, Eli Lilly and Company, Minitab Inc.; Silver Abbott Laboratories, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Cytel Software, Duxbury, Thomson, Elsevier, GfK, Insightful Corporation, Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, John Wiley & Sons, Mayo Clinic, Merck Research Laboratories, National Security Agency, Oxford University Press, Springer, StatPoint, Inc., Systat Software, and RTI International. If your company wishes to expand your marketing efforts at JSM 2008, please visit the JSM Website for more information about the JSM Partners Program.
NEW THIS YEAR – ABSTRACT CD-ROM IN TOTE
Each registrant will receive a CD-ROM of the abstract book in their tote bag. If you would like a printed version of the abstract book, please stop by the registration desk and pick up one at your convenience. The final program book, abstract book, program-at-a-glance, plenary and awards sessions booklet, and map and restaurant guide have all been posted on the JSM web site.
JSM PROCEEDINGS SUBMISSION SITE OPENS AUGUST 1
Submissions for the 2007 JSM Proceedings for papers orally presented in Salt Lake City will be accepted August 1 through October 8, 2007. Keep an eye out for an email with instructions and a template, and don’t forget to set your spam blockers to accept emails from addresses ending with @amstat.org.
EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBER
The JSM conference emergency telephone number is (801) 534-4750. This will connect you to the JSM Special Assistance Desk and should only be used for emergency purposes. Emergency messages will be posted in the Cyber Center, located in the registration area. All other calls or messages should be left in the attendee’s guestroom on his/her voice mail. The emergency contact phone will be answered only during posted registration hours.
All about Salt Lake City
VISITING SALT LAKE CITY
Summer is a great time to visit Salt Lake City. Summer in Salt Lake is pleasantly warm and rarely humid—perfect for exploring all the area has to offer.
Getting to and around Salt Lake City is easy. The airport is just 10 minutes from downtown. Taxis, limousines, buses, and shuttles provide airport service to anywhere in the valley. Many hotels provide complimentary airport shuttle service. The Utah Transit Authority (UTA) provides more than 100 bus routes throughout an 1,800-square-mile area. UTA also provides light-rail service, airport transportation, and door-to-door transportation for disabled passengers. Fares within the valley are $1.50 for two hours or $4.00 for an all-day pass. A free fare zone is available downtown.
A diverse assortment of cafés and restaurants is waiting to cater to you in Salt Lake City.
For one low price, the Visit Salt Lake Connect Pass gives visitors unlimited sightseeing, with admission to 12 attractions, and fantastic savings at local shops and restaurants.
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