Stan Conference 2017
$75 – $300
Stan Conference 2017

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Davis Auditorium, Columbia University

530 W 120th St

Shapiro CEPSR, Room 412

New York, NY 10027

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Saturday, January 21, 2017
9 am - 5 pm

Early Registration (by 12/20/2016):

This includes light breakfast, coffee, lunch, and some swag.

Late Registration (on or after 12/21/2016):

  • Student: $75
  • Academic: $150
  • Industry: $300

This includes light breakfast, coffee and lunch. Probably won’t get swag.

On-site Registration (on 1/21/2017; cash or through Eventbrite)

If StanCon isn't sold out:

  • $400

This includes light breakfast, coffee and lunch. No swag.

Registrants will receive a code for 15% off the training courses:

Contributed talks:

The contributed talks at StanCon are based on interactive, self-contained notebooks, such as knitr or Jupyter, and will take the place of proceedings. These will be made available after StanCon.

(See the StanCon webpage for a friendlier schedule view.)

  • 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

  • 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

  • 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
    Dev talk
    Michael Betancourt:
    "Everything You Should Have Learned About Markov Chain Monte Carlo”

  • 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 - 5:40 PM
    Q&A Panel

  • 5:40 PM - 6:00 PM
    Closing remarks
    Bob Carpenter:
    "Where is Stan Going Next?"

For anyone interested, we will be heading to a bar / restaurant immediately after StanCon.


Thanks to our wonderful sponsors for making StanCon 2017 happen!

Columbia Data Science Institute

facebook research

Metrum Research Group

Real Capital Analytics

Stan Group

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Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email

Where do I get a discount code for the training courses?

It'll come with your registration. If you don't see it, please email

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