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StanCon 2020 program is now online!

This year’s Stan Conference is on August 13, 2020 (next Thursday)! The program has been finalized and is online. So far, we’re at 89 registrants spanning across 17 countries!

Registration is $50, which includes swag. There are scholarships available for those that need financial support. If you’re a Stan developer, there’s a discount (see the forums).

Our vision for this year’s conference:

  • All virtual.
    We’re trying our best to enable the interactions at StanCon that make the event special. We’re using a service, Remo, that has tables where people can gather around and chat.
  • Global and inclusive.
    There are 3 sessions that last 2-3 hours that are spaced 8 hours apart. Each session has its own plenary speaker and six discussions (total: 3 plenaries, 18 contributed talks, and 4 developer talks). One of the contributed talks will be recorded in 6 languages (English, Catalan, Spanish, Hindi, French, Finnish)!
  • The format.
    All contributed talks will be distributed and available prior to the conference. For each contributed talk, there will be a 10 minute live Q&A with the presenter and a discussant. During the conference, we’re debuting the plenary talks and developer talks.

Thank you to Metrum Research Group for being our first sponsor!
If you’d like to sponsor StanCon, please email [email protected]. Sponsorship goes towards scholarships and the cost of running the conference.


  1. Andrew says:

    Wow, this looks great. Thanks for organizing!

  2. John Hall says:

    I am *very* excited for the presentation on the stationarity of Vector Autoregression models.

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