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StanCon 2017 Schedule

The first Stan Conference is next Saturday, January 21, 2017!

If you haven’t registered, here’s the link:

I wouldn’t wait until the last minute—we might sell out before you’re able to grab a ticket. We’re up to 125 registrants now. If we have any space left, tickets will be $400 at the door.

Schedule. January 21, 2017.

Time What
7:30 AM – 8:45 AM Registration and breakfast
8:45 AM – 9:00 AM Opening statements
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Dev talk:
Andrew Gelman:
“10 Things I Hate About Stan”
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Coffee
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Contributed talks:

  1. Jonathan Auerbach, Rob Trangucci:
    “Twelve Cities: Does lowering speed limits save pedestrian lives?”
  2. Milad Kharratzadeh:
    “Hierarchical Bayesian Modeling of the English Premier League”
  3. Victor Lei, Nathan Sanders, Abigail Dawson:
    “Advertising Attribution Modeling in the Movie Industry”
  4. Woo-Young Ahn, Nate Haines, Lei Zhang:
    “hBayesDM: Hierarchical Bayesian modeling of decision-making tasks”
  5. Charles Margossian, Bill Gillespie:
    “Differential Equation Based Models in Stan”
12:00 PM – 1:15 PM Lunch
1:15 PM – 2:15 PM Dev talk:
Michael Betancourt:
“Everything You Should Have Learned About Markov Chain Monte Carloā€¯
2:15 PM – 2:30 PM Stretch break
2:30 PM – 3:45 PM Contributed talks:

  1. Teddy Groves:
    “How to Test IRT Models Using Simulated Data”
  2. Bruno Nicenboim, Shravan Vasishth:
    “Models of Retrieval in Sentence Comprehension”
  3. Rob Trangucci:
    “Hierarchical Gaussian Processes in Stan”
  4. Nathan Sanders, Victor Lei:
    “Modeling the Rate of Public Mass Shootings with Gaussian Processes”
3:45 PM – 4:45 PM Mingling and coffee
4:45 PM – 5:45 PM Q&A Panel
5:45 PM – 6:00 PM Closing remarks:
Bob Carpenter:
“Where is Stan Going Next?”

If you can’t tell, it’s going to be a packed day.


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  1. John Hall says:

    Will any of the talks from StanCon or the class sessions beforehand be available for viewing after the event? I was particularly interested in some of the class sessions, but will not be able to attend.

  2. Gianluca Rossi says:

    Will you make available any recording of the talks a few weeks after the event? I would have loved to be there but unfortunately I won’t be able to make it due to a concurring event. Lots of interesting talks. Thanks for taking the effort to organise such event.

  3. Ben Goodrich says:

    The plan is that the talks will be video recorded. Let’s hope it actually works.

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