StanCon 2018

StanCon 2018

Three days of talks, open discussions, and statistical modeling.

Jan 10-12, 2018   •   Pacific Grove, California, USA

Registration Information

We are offering an optional discounted registration to anyone identifying with as a member of an underrepresented community, including but not limited to gender, ethnicity, and orientation.

Registration for the conference is handled on EventBrite. Accommodation is handled through the conference site, Asilomar.

Early Registration (ends Nov 10)

Student Academic Industry
$150 $250 $350

Registration (ends Dec 20)

Student Academic Industry
$225 $375 $525

Accommodations are booked separately from the registration. For a room at Asilomar, book here: Asilomar.


Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, California


StanCon 2018 will take place at the Asilomar Conference Grounds, a National Historic Landmark on the Monterey Peninsula right on the beach.

Asilomar is about 120 miles south of San Francisco and 75 miles south of San Jose. (We’ll include details on how to get there.)

Onsite Accommodations

Book accommodations!

Deadline: Dec 10, 2017

Accommodations at Asilomar include meals. Cost for 4 days, 3 nights (Jan 9-12):

  • Single accommodations: $899.00
  • Double accommodations: $605.93
  • Quad accommodations: $476.00

These costs do not include an additional $20 processing fee that will be charged when you check into your accommodation at Asilomar.

Offsite Accommodations

For those attending the conference, but not staying at Asilomar, meals can be purchased a la carte:

  • Breakfast: $19.81
  • Lunch: $25.64
  • Dinner: $39.87

(A la carte meals also require a $12 facility fee per day.)

Important Dates

Here are the important dates for StanCon 2018.

Deadline What
Nov 10, 2017 Early registration ends
(Registration prices increase by 50%)
Dec 10, 2017 Registration ends
(No additional registrations for StanCon after this point)
Dec 10, 2017 Accommodation at Asilomar ends
(Room availability is guaranteed until this date)
Jan 10-12, 2018 Stan Conference!!!

Speakers and Schedule

Invited speakers!

  • Andrew Gelman
    Department of Statistics and Political Science, Columbia University
  • Susan Holmes
    Department of Statistics, Stanford University
  • Frank Harrell
    School of Medicine and Department of Biostatistics, Vanderbilt University
  • Sophia Rabe-Hesketh
    Educational Statistics and Biostatistics, University of California, Berkeley
  • Sean Taylor and Ben Letham
    Facebook Core Data Science
  • Manuel Rivas
    Department of Biomedical Data Science, Stanford University
  • Talia Weiss
    Department of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


TBD! The committee is actively working on the schedule.

Code of Conduct

In order to facilitate a welcoming environment for all attendees, StanCon 2018 will enforce a code of conduct.


We will be updating the sponsor information soon. If you’re interested in sponsoring StanCon, please reach out to

StanCon 2018 Organizing Committee

If you have any questions regarding StanCon, please email us at

StanCon is organized by a volunteer community

  • Breck Baldwin (Columbia University)
  • Jonah Gabry (Columbia University)
  • Daniel Lee (Stan Group, Inc)
  • Eric Novik (Stan Group, Inc)
  • Megan Shabram (NASA Ames)
  • Rob Trangucci (University of Michigan)
  • Lizze Wolkovich (Harvard University)