ASA Member News Archive
JSM 2008 Edition of ASA Member News
Welcome to the JSM edition of the ASA Member News.
Do you know where you can stand at the exact elevation of 5,280 feet (1 mile) above sea level while in Denver? A round, brass cap embedded in the western entrance stairs of the State Capitol marks the spot.
JSM Events Outlook
JSM FIRST-TIME ATTENDEE ORIENTATION AND RECEPTION – August 3, 6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Looking to get the most out of your first JSM experience? Join us Sunday for great information, networking, and food at the Hyatt Regency Denver, Capitol Ballrooms 1–7. There is no cost to attend, but a ticket is required for entry, so if you did not register for this event in advance, please stop by the registration desk and add it to your registration.
JSM OPENING MIXER – August 3, 8:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Join us at the opening mixer on Sunday, August 3rd. We extend a special thank you to Eli Lilly and Company for their support of this event.
CAREER DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR – August 3, 2008, 4–6 p.m., Hyatt Regency Denver
Make your JSM plans now to attend a FREE career development seminar on Sunday, August 3. Dick De Veaux, professor at Williams College and consultant for nearly 25 years, will discuss strategies—by way of example—that he has discovered in his career as a teacher and consultant. The seminar is titled Educating Our Customers: What Every Statistician Should Know About Teaching Statistics to Nonstatisticians.
JSM STUDENT MIXER - August 4, 2008, 6–8 p.m., Hyatt Regency Denver, Centennial Ballroom F–G
All students are invited to attend the JSM Student Mixer. This is a great opportunity to meet and network with other students. Join this event refreshments and the chance to walk away with a great door prize donated by one of many JSM supporting companies. We extend a special thank you to Capital One for their support of this event.
MEETING WITHIN A MEETING (MWM): FREE ASA WORKSHOP FOR K–12 MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE TEACHERS – Denver, Colorado – August 4–5, 2008
MWM—for K–12 math and science teachers—will occur in conjunction with JSM to enhance K–12 educators’ understanding of statistics and provide interactive activities to strengthen the teaching of statistics within the math and science curriculum. Teachers will apply concepts from the Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE) Report: A Pre-K–12 Curriculum Framework by exploring problems that require them to collect, organize, analyze, and draw conclusions from data.
BEYOND AP STATISTICS (BAPS) WORKSHOP – Denver, Colorado – August 5, 2008
The ASA/NCTM Joint Committee is pleased to sponsor a Beyond AP Statistics workshop on August 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Organized by Roxy Peck, 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 $50, which covers all materials and lunch.
JSM PROGRAM AVAILABLE ONLINE
See the online JSM program for up-to-the-minute, accurate information about this year’s JSM activities.
PLANNING AHEAD – CHECK OUT THE JSM ONSITE WEB PAGE
Visit the JSM web site for 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.
Special Opportunities and Announcements
THANK YOU TO OUR JSM 2008 SPONSORS
The ASA wishes to acknowledge and extend its appreciation to our 2008 JSM Sponsors:
JSM Platinum Sponsor: SAS
JSM Gold Sponsors: Capital One, CRC Press, Eli Lilly and Company, Fannie Mae, Minitab Inc., Springer and SPSS
JSM Silver Sponors: Abbott Laboratories, Boehringer Ingelheim, Cambridge University Press, Cytel Software, Elsevier, GfK Custom Research North America, Insightful Corporation, John Deere Credit, Merck Research Laboratories, National Security Agency, PPD, Salford Systems, sanofi-aventis, SIAM, STATA, Systat, RTI International, Vislation, and Wiley-Blackwell.
JSM SPEAKERS - SPEAKER MANAGEMENT ROOM
New this year! JSM Speakers please do not forget to check in to the JSM Speaker Management Room, F2 Lobby Office, to upload or check your previously uploaded presentation.
A cyber center with internet access available for your emailing needs. The Colorado Convention Center also has wireless internet access throughout the building for $15.95 per day. There will be no internal message center, so make sure to take advantage of these internet options. We extend a thank you to Capital One and Fannie Mae for their generous support of the 2008 Cyber Center.
JSM PROCEEDINGS SUBMISSION SITE OPENS AUGUST 15
Submissions for the 2008 JSM Proceedings for papers and posters orally presented in Denver will be accepted August 15 through October 27, 2008. 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 (303) 228-8214. It 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 during posted registration hours.
All about Denver
Summer is a great time to visit Denver. Denver enjoys low relative humidity, making for beautiful, sun-filled days and cool, comfortable evenings. With 300 days of sunshine a year, that puts Denver ahead of both Miami and San Diego in annual hours of sun.
By foot, car, or light rail, Denver is an easy city to get around. Downtown is very pedestrian-friendly, but you can also hop on the free shuttle that runs along the 16th Street mall. The light rail connects downtown to the suburbs. Denver’s grid-like design makes for easy navigation. Denver International Airport, located northeast of downtown, is a 25-minute cab or shuttle ride into the heart of the city. SuperShuttle is the preferred provider for JSM airport shuttle service (Discount Coupon).
Whether you crave Asian fusion, modern Mexican, or Mediterranean, a casual bite or an evening of fine dining, more than 300 Denver restaurants offer something for every palate. Also, be sure to check out the JSM Map & Restaurant Guide in your JSM bag. We extend a special thank you to Abbott, Fannie Mae and sanofi-aventis for their generous support of the guide.
Denver has no shortage of things to do. Visit local wildlife at the zoo or aquarium, throw caution to the wind at the only downtown amusement park in the country, or take advantage of the nation's largest city park system. Denver’s attractions are sure to fill you with a wide range of sights, sounds, and experiences you can take back home with you.
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