StanCon 2018 will take place over three days, from Wednesday January 10, 2018 to Friday January 12, 2018, at the beautiful Asilomar Conference Grounds in Pacific Grove, California. In addition to talks and open discussion, this year we’ll also have dedicated time for collaborative Stan coding with other attendees and the Stan development team.

Detailed information about registration and accommodation at Asilomar, including fees and instructions, can be found on the event website, Early registration ends on Friday November 10, 2017 and no registrations will be accepted after Wednesday December 20, 2017.

Confirmed speakers for StanCon 2018 include

Susan Holmes (Department of Statistics, Stanford University)
Frank Harrell (School of Medicine and Department of Biostatistics, Vanderbilt University
Sophia Rabe-Hesketh and Daniel Furr (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)

Contributed talks will proceed as last year, with each submission consisting of self-contained knitr or Jupyter notebooks that will be made publicly available after the conference. Last year’s contributed talks,, were awesome and we can’t wait to see what users will submit this year. For details on how to submit see the submission website, The final deadline for submissions is Saturday September 16, 2017 5:00:00 AM GMT.

This year we are going to try to support as many student scholarships as we can — if you are a student who would love to come but may not have the funding then please don’t hesitate to submit a short application,

We graciously thank the early sponsorship of Stan Group, Liquid 2 Ventures, and Metrum Research. We are still actively looking for sponsors; if you are interested in supporting StanCon 2018, or know someone who might be, then please contact the organizing committee at