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2008 Summer North American Stata Users Group Meeting

Chicago, 24-25 July 2008

Announcement and call for presentations

The Summer North American Stata Users Group (SNASUG) meeting will be held July 24–25, 2008 in the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business Gleacher Center. This will be the first Stata users’ meeting to be held in Chicago. Previous North American meetings have been held in Boston and Los Angeles. The Gleacher Center is located downtown on the bank of the Chicago River, just steps from Michigan Avenue and within walking distance from most downtown attractions.

Stata Users Group meetings are enjoyable and rewarding for Stata users at all levels and from all disciplines. As always, this year’s program will consist primarily of user presentations together with a couple of longer talks by invited presenters. In addition, the program will include the ever-popular "Wishes and Grumbles" session in which users have an opportunity to share their comments and suggestions directly with developers from StataCorp.

All users are encouraged to submit abstracts for possible presentations. Presentations on any Stata-related topic will be considered, including (but not limited to) the following topics:

Presentations should be either 10 or 25 minutes long, followed by 5 minutes for questions.

Submission guidelines

Please submit an abstract of no more than 200 words (ASCII text, no math symbols) using the web submission form. All abstracts must be received by April 1, 2008. Please include a short, informative title and indicate whether you wish to be considered for a short (10-minute) or long (25-minute) presentation. If your presentation has multiple authors, please identify one author as the primary author. The conference registration fee will be waived for the primary author of selected presentations.

If you would like to discuss an idea for a presentation or have questions about the program format, please contact a member of the organizing committee. This year’s committee includes Scott Long (Indiana University), Phil Schumm (University of Chicago), Pravin Trivedi (Indiana University), and Richard Williams (University of Notre Dame).

For proceedings of previous Stata Users Group meetings, visit


Registration details will be announced later. Check back soon for details.

Special needs

If you have any special needs (vegetarian, handicapped, etc.), please contact Chris Farrar or Gretchen Farrar.


Please feel free to contact the organizers with any questions.

Scientific organizers

Logistics organizers

updated 12 Feb 2008