StatFest 2020

COVID-19 Update

Given the public health concerns regarding COVID-19, StatFest will now be held as a virtual conference, as of May 29, 2020. Please see below for additional information.

StatFest 2020 | Virtual | September 18-19, 2020 

Join us for this year's StatFest on September 18, 2020 and September 19, 2020!

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

StatFest 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. 

This conference is an ongoing initiative of the American Statistical Association through its Committee on Minorities in Statistics. 
Don't keep this great opportunity to yourself! Spread the word!

Register now to reserve a spot during the virtual roundtable session!

For more information please contact Dr. Therri Usher.

Registration is now closed. 

Final Program

See the final program.

Note: You will receive an attendee guide via email that contains links to all sessions. Please check your spam folder if you have registered for StatFest 2020 and have not received the attendee guide via email.

StatFest EXPO

The StatFest EXPO is a focal point of networking and recruiting. It's a wonderful opportunity to connect graduate programs and companies to students considering their next steps.

This year’s StatFest EXPO will be held virtually. Attendees will be able to engage with representatives from the following list of exhibitors.

Bain & Company: Website

Brown University, Department of Biostatistics: Info

Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Statistics: Department Website | Masters | PhD

Columbia University, Department of Biostatistics: Website

Emory University, Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics: Flyer

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Department of Biostatistics

New York University, Department of Biostatistics: Video | Website

North Carolina State University, Institute for Advanced Analytics: Video | Website

RStudio: Video

Smith College, Department of Statistical & Data Sciences

Two Sigma

University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Biostatistics: Discover UAB | UAB Biostatistics

University of California at Berkeley, Department of Statistics: Website

University of Michigan, Department of Biostatistics: StatFest Page

University of Pennsylvania, Department of Statistics

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston: Website

University of Washington, Department of Biostatistics: Video | Website

Urban Institute: Video

Vanderbilt University, Department of Biostatistics: Brochure | Video | Contact

Vanderbilt University, Data Science Program: Brochure | Video | Contact

Please contact Dr. Therri Usher for more information about the StatFest EXPO, including exhibiting in StatFest 2021.

StatFest is made possible through the generous support of sponsors. Four levels of sponsorship are available: Diamond, Sapphire, Ruby, and Pearl. More information about how to be a sponsor and the current list of sponsors will be available soon. Please contact Dr. Adrian Coles for information on sponsoring StatFest and other initiatives led by the Committee on Minorities in Statistics.