StatFest 2017

September 23, 2017 
Emory University
Rollins School of Public Health
Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics 
Claudia Nance Rollins Building
1518 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30322


DSC00329_edit.jpgStatFest is a one day conference aimed at encouraging undergraduate students from historically underrepresented groups to consider careers and graduate studies in the statistical sciences.

The conference is an ongoing initiative of the American Statistical Association through its Committee on Minorities in Statistics.

It includes presentations from established professionals, academic leaders, and current graduate students that will help attendees understand the opportunities and routes for success in the field.

Panel forums provide information and tips for a rewarding graduate student experience, achieving success as an academic statistician, opportunities in the private and government arenas, among other topics.

We are excited that StatFest 2017 will be held at Emory University! Emory University is one of the world's leading research universities and is currently ranked as one of the top 20 universities in the United States of America by US News and World Report's 2017 rankings.  

For more information please contact Renee' Moore at or Jesse Chittams at     

Don't keep this great opportunity to yourself! Help us spread the word!
The official StatFest 2017 flyer is provided here. Please pass it along to students within your institutions.


The registration period is now open. A link to the application is provided here

Program and Agenda 

Please click here to download the program booklet and schedule of events.

Location, Transportation, and Parking

Parking: Michael Street Parking Deck; 550 Houston Mill Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30329 



Participants may reserve a room at the Emory Conference Center Hotel at a reduced rate for Friday 9/22/2017 and Saturday 9/23/2017. To receive the group rate of $139/night (plus tax and applicable fees), participants must reserve their room on or prior to Friday September 8, 2017. Failure to reserve your room by this date will result in a higher rate. 

Click here to reserve your room!  

The Claudia Nance Rollins Building is a short 4-minute walk from the Emory Conference Center Hotel (approximately 0.2 miles). 


StatFest 2017 is made possible due to the generous support of the following sponsors:

The American Statistical Association, Emory University, the Great Young Society II, the South Big Data Hub, and Bank of America.





StatFest 2017 Organizing Committee:

Reneé Moore - Emory University (Chair)
Jesse Chittams - University of Pennsylvania
Nagambal Shah - Spelman College (Emerita)

Nancy L. G. Griesinger - Texas Southern University
Felicia Griffin - Winston-Salem State University
Darius McDaniel - Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Nicholas Horton - Amherst College
Dionne Swift - Proctor and Gamble 
Adriana Perez - University of Texas

Michael Thomas - Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities 
Mary Miller - Eli Lilly and Co. 
Adrian Coles - Duke Clinical Research Institute

Local Organizing Committee:
Jimeria Williams - Spelman College
Raphiel Murden - Emory University
Mary Abosi - Emory University 

Lance Waller - Emory University
Young Moo Daniel Yoo, Emory University
Kingsley Iyawe, Morehouse College
Margaret Newton, Georgia Tech