ASA Member News Archive
JSM 2010 Edition of ASA Member News
Welcome to the JSM edition of ASA Member News.
Did you know the Vancouver Aquarium is located within Stanley Park? The aquarium houses more than 70,000 species of marine life and educates more than 80,000 school children each year.
All about Vancouver
Visit the JSM onsite information page for JSM hours of operation for exhibits, the Career Placement Service, registration, and the ASA Marketplace as well as general information about JSM 2010.
Vancouver has something exciting for everyone! No wonder it was labeled by The World Council of Cities as second in the world for quality of life. The options are endless, from outdoor adventure activities to shopping to live entertainment.
Getting around in Vancouver is now more convenient then ever. The SkyLine Expo Line will take you directly from the international airport to the waterfront in 25 minutes. Downtown public transportation is a system comprised of buses, rapid transit (SkyTrain), and passenger ferry (SeaBus). You also can rent a vehicle, hop in a taxicab, or explore on foot.
EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBER
The JSM conference emergency telephone number, for emergencies only, is (778) 331-7636. This will connect you to the JSM Help Desk in the main registration area. The emergency contact phone will be answered only during posted registration hours.
2010 JSM SPONSORSHIP RECOGNITION
The ASA wishes to acknowledge and extend its appreciation to our 2010 JSM Sponsors whose generous contributions have added to the overall success of this year’s JSM:
SPSS, an IBM Company
Cambridge University Press
Eli Lilly and Company
GFK Custom Research North America
JSM Events Outlook
JSM PROGRAM AVAILABLE ONLINE
Make sure you explore the online Program for the most up-to-date session and abstract information. Make the most of your time at JSM this year by visiting to build your own virtual program using the "Add to My Program" option. When you have your program set, print it out and you will have everything you need to maximize your time at JSM. Due to the ever changing nature of our program, we strongly encourage you to access schedule information online as it is always the most current. As any printed information is almost immediately out of date, and in our continued effort to conserve resources, abstract books and CDs will not be provided this year.
JSM FIRST-TIME ATTENDEE ORIENTATION AND RECEPTION – August 1, 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., Vancouver Convention Centre, Ballroom D (West)
Looking to get the most out of your first JSM experience? Join us for great information, networking, and food. 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.
FREE CAREER DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR – August 1, 2:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m., Vancouver Convention Centre (East), Room 9
Make plans now to attend this FREE career development seminar. An elite group of speakers from industry and nonprofit organizations will share their experiences in business and research institutes, including:
• Christy Chuang-Stein, Executive Director, Statistical Research and Consulting Center, Pfizer Inc.
• Roger Hoerl, Head, Applied Statistics Laboratory, General Electric Global Research
• Ralph O’Brien, Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Case Western Reserve University
• Susan Paddock, Head, Statistics Group, RAND Corporation
• Chris Volinsky, Executive Director, Statistics Research, AT&T Labs-Research
SIGNIFICANCE MAGAZINE COMING SOON TO ALL ASA MEMBERS: Late Breaking Session – Sunday, August 1, 4:00 p.m. - 5:50 p.m., Vancouver Convention Centre, Room CC-301 (West)
Join us for the late-breaking session Stop the Presses! A Magazine to Shout for Statistics! ASA/RSS Link Sends Significance Worldwide. Beginning with the September 2010 issue, the ASA and Royal Statistical Society (RSS) will collaborate on the publication of Significance. This partnership is the realization of a dream held by both societies for an international outreach publication that will enhance both organizations and the statistics profession. Come to this late-breaking session to learn:
• Why We Need an Outreach Magazine for Statistics — Ron Wasserstein, ASA
• Significance Magazine: What We Are, What We Try to Do, Who We Try to Do It with, and What We Hope to Be — Julian Champkin, Significance Magazine
• The Application of Statistics in Addressing the Position of Homo floresiensis in Human Evolution — Karen Baab, Stony Brook University Medical Center
• The Perfect Storm: Food Security and Nutrition Under Climate Change — Gerald Nelson, International Food Policy Research Institute
• The Behavioral Wedge: Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Individuals and Households — Jonathan Gilligan, Climate Change Research Network
STATISTICS WITHOUT BORDERS AND STATAID JOINT RECEPTION – Sunday, August 1, 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Vancouver Convention Centre, Room CC-113 (West)
Do you want to use your statistical skills towards the public good, or support those who do? Please join StatAid and the all-volunteer group, Statistics Without Borders, for delicious refreshments and engaging conversation. Learn more about how statisticians are applying their skills to address humanitarian issues such as international health. Explore opportunities for serving as a pro bono consultant with these organizations. And please stay for a special door prize giveaway!
JSM OPENING MIXER – Sunday, August 1, 8:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m., Vancouver Convention Centre, Ballroom C/D (West)
Join us for the kick-off event of JSM! Meet old friends and find new ones at the Opening Mixer. Special thanks to Eli Lilly for their support of this year’s opening mixer.
JSM STUDENT MIXER – Monday, August 2, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, Waterfront Ballroom C
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 for refreshments and the chance to walk away with a great door prize donated by one of many JSM supporting companies. Special thanks to Pfizer Inc. for their support of this year’s student mixer.
ASA LONGTIME MEMBER RECEPTION – Monday, August 2, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, Waterfront Ballroom A
Each year the ASA recognizes all members reaching a milestone of 35, 40, 45, or 50 years of membership. All members who joined 35 years ago or more are also extended an invitation to a reception at the annual JSM. Special thanks to RTI, International for their support of this year’s Longtime Member Reception.
ASA PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS & AWARDS – Tuesday, August 3, 8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., Vancouver Convention Center, Ballroom AB (West)
Make time to attend the ASA Presidential Address and Awards.
8:00 PM Presentation of Awards — Sally Morton
8:30 PM Statistics: A Key to Innovation in a Data-Centric World — Sastry Pantula
9:00 PM Presentation of Founders Awards and New ASA Fellows — Sally Morton
JSM DANCE PARTY – Tuesday, August 3, 9:30 p.m. – 12:00 a.m., Vancouver Convention Center, Ballroom D (West)
Join us for a night of fun and dancing after the JSM Presidential Address & Awards session. Special thanks to SPSS, an IBM Company for their support of this year’s Dance Party & Lounge.
JOIN THE ASA STATISTICAL LITERACY GRASSROOTS CAMPAIGN: TRAINING SESSION TO BE HELD AT JSM - Wednesday, August 4, Vancouver Convention Centre, Meeting Room 9
The American Statistical Association has launched a statistical literacy grassroots campaign and requests that you meet with your U.S. representative in his/her home district later this summer or early this fall about statistical literacy. With preparation under way for the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (No Child Left Behind), this is a wonderful opportunity to educate our elected leaders about statistical literacy, its benefits, and the challenges toward achieving it. Sign up to participate. Contact ASA Director of Science Policy, Steve Pierson, for more information.
MEETING WITHIN A MEETING (MWM) STATISTICS WORKSHOP FOR MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE TEACHERS –August 4–5, Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, Cheakamus Room
MWM will take place in conjunction with the Joint Statistical Meetings. The workshop is meant to strengthen middle- and high-school mathematics and science teachers’ understanding of statistics and to provide them with hands-on activities they can use in their own classrooms. If you know any middle- or high-school teachers who might be interested in attending MWM, please encourage them to register. The cost of the workshop is $35, and lodging assistance is available.
COUNCIL OF CHAPTERS OPEN MEETINGS AT JSM
Monday, August 2, 2010 7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Council of Chapters International Science and Engineering Fair Meeting Breakfast – FW Princess Louisa Suite
Tuesday, August 3, 2010 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Council of Chapters Business Meeting and Breakfast – FW MacKenzie II
Tuesday, August 3, 2010 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Council of Chapters Traveling Course Committee Meeting – FW Princess Louisa Suite
Tuesday, August 3, 2010 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Council of Chapters Workshop and Receptions – FW Princess Louisa Suite
Council of Sections Open Meetings
Sunday, August 1, 2010 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Council of Sections Business Meeting – CC – 7 (East)
Wednesday, August 4, 2010 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Council of Sections Publications Editors and Webmasters Meeting – FW Sechelt Room
Thursday, August 5, 2010 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Council of Sections Response Meeting – FW MacKenzie II
Special Opportunities and Announcements
Don’t forget to check in at the JSM Speaker Management Room, 103/104 (West) in the convention center, to upload or check your previously uploaded presentation.
JSM CYBER CENTER
There are 20 terminals with Internet access available for your emailing needs, as well as three printers. Also, the Vancouver Convention Centre is offering three special wireless Internet options for JSM attendees. Wireless access can be purchased for $14.95 per day, $27.95 for three days, or $34.95 for five days. All fees are in Canadian dollars. There will be no internal message center, so make sure to take advantage of these Internet options.
JSM REGISTRATION BOOK UPDATE
CE_24T has been changed to “Introducing Compass™: Software for the Design of Adaptive Dose-Finding Trials” sponsored by Cytel. More information on this Computer Technology Workshop can be found on the JSM 2010 web site.
MAKING SENSE OF STATISTICAL STUDIES AVAILABLE IN ASA MARKETPLACE
Making Sense of Statistical Studies, 15 hands-on investigations that provide students with experience designing and analyzing statistical studies, will be available for sale in the ASA Marketplace during JSM. The Marketplace is located near the registration area in the convention center.
JSM 2011 INVITED SESSION PROPOSALS NOW BEING ACCEPTED
Don’t miss your chance to be a part of the 2011 JSM invited program. Submit your proposal online or get inspired by the 2010 program and submit your idea from Vancouver. Just be sure to submit your session proposal electronically by September 8, 2010.
JSM PROCEEDINGS SUBMISSION SITE OPENS AUGUST 23
Submissions for the 2010 JSM Proceedings (for papers and posters orally presented in Vancouver) will be accepted August 23 through September 24, 2010. Keep an eye out for an email with instructions for submitting, and don’t forget to set your spam blockers to accept emails from addresses ending with @amstat.org.
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