Key Dates

  • January 27, 2014
    Deadline for special requests for abstract submission/registration for U.S. government agencies
  • May 1, 2014
    Registration & Housing Open
  • May 12, 2014
    Draft Manuscript Deadline
  • May 29, 2014
    Early Registration Deadline
  • May 30 - July 1, 2014
    Regular Registration (increased fees apply)
  • July 2, 2014
    Housing Deadline
  • July 2 - July 17, 2014
    Late Registration (increased fees apply)

Program > Invited Sessions

Featured Speakers


Plenary Sessions

Stephen Stigler ASA President's Invited Address
Monday, August 4, 4:00 p.m.
The Seven Pillars of Statistical Wisdom
Stephen Stigler, University of Chicago
Nathaniel Schenker ASA Presidential Address and Founder & Fellows Recognition
Tuesday, August 5, 7:00 p.m.
Why Your Involvement Matters
Nathaniel Schenker, 2014 ASA President
Sharon Lohr Deming Lecture
Tuesday, August 5, 4:00 p.m.
Red Beads and Profound Knowledge: Deming and Quality of Education
Sharon Lohr, Westat
Grace Wahba COPSS Fisher Lecture
Wednesday, August 6, 4:00 p.m.
Positive definite functions, reproducing kernel Hilbert spaces and all that
Grace Wahba, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Named Lectures

Gareth Roberts IMS Blackwell Lecture
Sunday, August 3, 4:00 p.m.
Rao-Blackwellisation for improved Monte carlo for stochastic processes
Gareth Roberts, University of Warwick
Mathias Drton IMS Medallion Lecture
Monday, August 4, 10:30 a.m.
What do we know about linear structural equation models?
Mathias Drton, University of Washington

Introductory Overview Lectures

In recent years, the JSM has featured a series of invited Introductory Overview Lectures (IOLs). These lectures provide relatively brief, high-quality introductions to important and timely statistical topics that are covered in a more specialized form in JSM technical sessions. In some cases, IOLs present material from rapidly developing areas of methodology or applications. In other cases, IOLs introduce important and challenging statistical topics that are relatively mature, but may not be well-known outside of a specialist group. In all cases, IOL topics are selected because of their potential to enrich the future directions of statistical theory and practice through broader dissemination.

IOLs are designed to be accessible to a wide range of statisticians, and are open to all JSM registrants. They have been extraordinarily popular and highly rated in previous JSMs, and we look forward to continuing this tradition at the 2014 Joint Statistical Meetings in Boston, MA. We will schedule four sessions at various times throughout the week.

Late Breaking Sessions

Most JSM technical sessions are organized six to 12 months before the meeting. This smoothes the organizing process but does not allow coverage of breaking developments of keen public interest where statistical issues are highly relevant. To fill this gap, the partner societies have approved the creation of up to two special Invited session slots, on an as-needed basis, for Late-Breaking Sessions at the JSM. A Late-breaking Session must cover one or more technical, scientific, or policy-related topics that have arisen in the one-year period prior to the JSM in which the session is proposed to appear.

View the IOL and Late Breaking Sessions Descriptions from 2013 JSM.

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