We have a conference on multilevel regression and poststratification (MRP) this Friday and Saturday, organized by Lauren Kennedy, Yajuan Si, and me. The conference was originally scheduled to be at Columbia but now it is online. Here is the information.

If you want to join the conference, you must register for it ahead of time; just click on the link.

Here are the scheduled talks for tomorrow (Fri):

Elizabeth TiptonRCT Designs for Causal Generalization

Benjamin SkinnerWhy did you go? Using multilevel regression with poststratification to understand why community colleges students exit early

Jon ZelnerFrom person-to-person transmission events to population-level risks: MRP as a tool for maximizing the public health benefit of infectious disease data

Katherine LiMultilevel Regression and Poststratification with Unknown Population Distributions of Poststratifiers

Qixuan ChenUse of administrative records to improve survey inference: a response propensity prediction approach

Lauren Kennedy and Andrew Gelman10 things to love and hate about MRP

And here’s the schedule for Saturday:

Shiro Kuriwaki and Soichiro Yamauchi

Roberto CerinaElection projections using available data, machine learning, and poststratification

Douglas RiversModeling elections with multiple candidates

Yajuan SiStatistical Data Integration and Inference with Multilevel Regression and Poststratification

Yutao LiuModel-based prediction using auxiliary information

Samantha Sekar

Chris HanrettyHierarchical related regression for individual and aggregate electoral data

Lucas LeemannImproved Multilevel Regression with Post-Stratification Through Machine Learning (autoMrP)

Leontine AlkemaGot data? Quantifying the contribution of population-period-specific information to model-based estimates in demography and global health

Jonathan GellarAre SMS (text message) surveys a viable form of data collection in Africa and Asia?

Charles MargossianLaplace approximation for speeding computation of multilevel models

I’ll be closing the registration at Thursday 7pm EDT so we can get the meeting details to everyone before the conference starts tomorrow. There’s also been a few last minute changes to the schedule. :)

Lauren:

Thanks for (a) coming up with the idea for the conference, (b) organizing it, and (c) waking up in the middle of the night to get it going!

I think that second set of talks is on Saturday, yes? Post says Friday.

Fixed; thanks.

Thank you for the conference! I’m in China now, so, I can at best attend the morning panels. But every presentation looks interesting! Given it’ll be on Zoom. Is there a possibility to record some of the afternoon speeches if not the entire conference? Thank you,

I thought it would be best not too so people feel comfortable using video etc. Totally hear you on the time zone though! I’m organizing from Australia so it’s going to be a night shift for me!

Hi, I missed the deadline to register, is there any chance of late registration?

Hi Sergio,

Please email me (my email is on the conference website).

Any chance I could still register? I would love to listen in San Fransisco. I will email as well.

Hi Diana,

Could you email me (my email is on the website). Thanks

Hi Diana,

Could you email me (my email is on the website) – you might have emailed Andrew but I am the one giving out details! :) Thanks

Great… this is announced on the blog when registration (Europe time zone) is closed. The argument that you need to send information to the participants in time sounds like to snail-mail type regression.

Looks like you will need some more years to find out how this works.

Hi Dieter,

Could you please send me an email? My email is on the conference website. :)

Apologies for not giving you more notice.

A thing that is true during a pandemic that caused a massive reorganization of a conference that is also true not during a pandemic: no one owes you their time or their free labour so donâ€™t be rude about it.

+a million

Thank you, Dan, for speaking up about this! Lots of people are doing their best to be flexible, patient, and accommodating given the uncertainty in everyday life–hopefully we can all keep more of that patience and kindness going forward.

Thanks to the organizers for doing all this, looks like a very interesting set of talks!

Dieter:

We announced the conference on the blog in February. Yesterday’s post was just a reminder for people who might have forgotten.