Newsletter for the Section on Statistical Education
Volume 12, Number 2 (Fall 2007)
We have five excellent invited sessions for JSM 2008 (in alphabetical order):
With our invited sessions set, now is the time to think about topic-contributed sessions. Why should you organize or participate in a topic-contributed session?
In order to have a topic-contributed session, you must have an organizer, chair, and speakers lined up before ASA opens up the online submission for talks. When speakers sign up to be part of a topic-contributed session, they need to indicate who their organizer is. And, per usual, all participants in topic-contributed sessions (and invited sessions and regular contributed papers, for that matter) do need to pay their registration before the online submission window closes. The window this year is December 3 - February 4.
While I highly encourage our section members to organize topic-contributed sessions, you can also contribute a paper on your own as a contributed paper. Another option for participation is to submit a poster presentation.
Two final things: 1) Please keep in mind the "one talk" rule, which can be found at http://www.amstat.org/meetings/jsm/2008/index.cfm?fuseaction=speakers, and 2) I need to identify people who are willing to chair sessions at JSM 2008.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding our sectionís program at JSM 2008 in Denver (August 3-7, 2008). If you are willing to chair a session and/or want to organize a topic-contributed session, please email me so that I can put you on my list of chairs and topic-contributed session organizers.