StanCon 2020. August 11-14 at Oregon State University

StanCon 2020 will be at Oregon State University!

There will be two days of tutorials followed by two days of talks, open discussions, and statistical modeling. Up-to-date details at


August 11-14, 2020.

  • Tutorials:

    Tuesday and Wednesday, August 11-12, 2020.

  • Conference:

    Thursday and Friday, August 13-14, 2020.


Oregon State University

Learning Innovation Center

2750 SW Campus Way, Corvallis, Oregon 97331, USA

Registration and Submission

Details will be announced soon.

Call for Volunteers

We’re looking for help! If you’d like to:

  • be part of the scientific committee to review submissions
  • organize tutorials and sessions
  • promote StanCon by reaching out to different communities
  • artwork, event planning, or a slew of other things

Please email! We ask all volunteers follow the StanCon code of conduct.

Tutorials, Sessions, Contributed Talks

We’re still working out the schedule for tutorials, sessions, and contributed talks. Once we have details, we’ll make a request for proposals. For those that plan early:

  • Tutorials: we’re seeking proposals for half-day or full-day tutorials. These can either be focused on foundations of Stan programming and Bayesian inference or advanced topics that can be for a niche audience. Proposals must describe the content and objectives of the tutorial.

  • Sessions: we’re seeking proposals for thematic sessions. Sessions run in parallel on Thursday afternoon and Friday morning. Sessions will be 5 talks. Proposals must describe the theme, content, and a list of potential speakers.

  • Contributed talks: if you’d like to present your work at StanCon 2020, we’re looking for people to talk either in the general session or in one of the parallel sessions.

Full details on what, how, and when to submit will be available shortly. If you have any questions or are considering submitting a proposal, feel free to reach out early at


We can’t do this without the support of generous sponsors that support our events! If you’re interested in sponsoring StanCon, please email


  • Debashis Mondal. Statistics Department. Oregon State University.
  • Yi Zhang. @yizhang Metrum Research Group.
  • Daniel Lee. @syclik Generable.

If you’re interested in being part of the organizing team, please email


Thanks so much for organizing this!

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Why in the USA?!?!?!?!?! :( :( I don’t have a Visa! :( :( :( :(

I’d be interested in presenting about the emacs stan-mode (, but that’s too narrow. If we can gather several stan programming environment developers (VS Code, Vim, etc?), that may be a session.

Great pleasure to have Eric Ward and @Susana_Marquez join in StanCon 2020 organization committee!


The Stan Governing Body didn’t want three in a row in Europe. They need to find local organizers and I believe the only proposals were for Corvallis, Oregon in the U.S. and Utrecht in The Netherlands. (I’m not on the SGB and only see the reports here like everyone else.)

I’m by no means a methods researcher and especially not in bayesian inference. But I’m developing an analysis method to analyze industrial ANOVA style experiments with time-dependent nature under the framework of multilevel models using {brms}. I haven’t seen any literature/case studies analyzing these experiments in this way.

But I’m not sure if stancon is the appropriate place for methods that will probably never become a published paper. Would something like this be appropriate for submitting a short talk? (<10 minutes).


It definitely sounds appropriate. Good luck with that work!

That certainly sounds like something stan users would be interested in. We’ll announce registration and submission details soon.

Thank you @mcol and @yizhang !