StanCon 2020 is on Thursday!

For all that registered for the conference, THANK YOU! We, the organizers, are truly moved by how global and inclusive the community has become.

We are currently at 230 registrants from 33 countries. And 25 scholarships were provided to people in 12 countries.

Please join us. Registration is $50. We have scholarships still available (more info on the registration page).

Updates

  • Videos for contributed talks and developer talks are online! Register now and you’ll be sent a password.
  • Our plenary speakers have all been confirmed (these will happen live at StanCon):
    • Seth Flaxman; Imperial College, London; “Hierarchical Models for Covid – identifying effects of lockdown and an R package”
    • Moriba Jah; Oden Institute for Computational Engineering & Sciences; “Multi-Source Information Modeling, Curation, and Fusion Enabling Transdisciplinary Decision-Making: A Case for Space!”
    • David Shor; “STAN and US Politics”
  • Thank you to our sponsors, Metrum Research Group and Jumping Rivers!
  • We’ve increased the number of scholarships and they are still available!

If you’re on the fence about whether to attend, we’ve done our best to bring out what makes StanCon special: the Stan Community. For a few hours, you get to spend time with Stan users and developers from around the world, sitting at tables discussing things that you’d discuss at StanCon.

Information for Attendees

  • To get the most out of StanCon, please watch the videos ahead of time. During StanCon, we will be having discussions based on the talks.
  • We are using a platform called Remo. After the talks are over, please stay for a while and hang out with the speakers and members of the community. There are virtual tables where you’ll be able to sit down and interact.
  • There is a poster session: https://www.stancon.mc-stan.org/posters. The presenters will be at tables following the talks.
  • This is a global, inclusive event for everyone. Everyone attending acknowledged the Code of Conduct. We hope there are no issues, but if there are, there will be moderators to help.

StanCon Registrants

Right now, we’re at 230 registrants. Of those, there were addresses for 202. Here’s where people are coming from.

  • Registrants (202/230); 33 countries
    • USA 94
    • UK 35
    • Canada 17
    • United Kingdom 6
    • Germany 5
    • Switzerland 4
    • Australia 4
    • Finland 4
    • Sweden 4
    • Netherlands 3
    • Brazil 3
    • Czech Republic 2
    • Poland 2
    • Denmark 2
    • Mexico 2
    • Korea 2
    • Singapore 1
    • Belgium 1
    • Saudi Arabia 1
    • India 1
    • China 1
    • Spain 1
    • Japan 1
    • Austria 1
    • Iceland 1
    • Scotland 1
    • Senegal 1
    • Indonesia 1
    • Hungary 1
    • Greece 1
    • Slovenia 1
    • Argentina 1
  • Scholarships (22/25); 12 countries:
    • USA 7
    • UK 3
    • Canada 2
    • Korea 2
    • Australia 1
    • Belgium 1
    • Poland 1
    • China 1
    • Mexico 1
    • Senegal 1
    • Indonesia 1
    • Argentina 1

Original post on Stan’s Discourse.