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Events, Networking Activities, and Places to Go During JSM

2 May 2022 No Comment

The Joint Statistical Meetings offers more than sessions. To round out your conference experience, there are opportunities to unwind and mingle informally, go sightseeing, network with employers, and advocate for the profession. Check out the following list and pick a couple of activities that appeal to you. JSM registration opens May 2.

JSM First-Time Attendee Orientation and Reception
Sunday, August 7, 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Join fellow first-timers at this orientation reception and learn how to get involved at JSM. Hear about the benefits of membership and get tips about the conference.

JSM Opening Mixer & Invited Poster Session
Sunday, August 7, 8:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
All conference attendees are encouraged to come together for the kick-off social event of JSM.

JSM Student Mixer
Monday, August 8, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
The Student Mixer provides an opportunity for students to join their contemporaries for a fun-filled time.

JSM Dance Party
Tuesday, August 9, 9:30 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
A fun highlight of JSM, the dance party is held right after the ASA President’s Address and Awards. There are snacks, a cash bar, and a DJ!

JSM Spotlight
Where is the best place to grab refreshments or a treat and network with other attendees? Inside the JSM EXPO, of course! Take a break from sessions and enjoy special and unique refreshments while making new connections.

JSM Data Art Show
This annual exhibition will take place as part of the JSM EXPO and feature original art made from data.

Questions related to the art exhibit can be sent to art.show.jsm@gmail.com. Submissions must be received by May 15.

Career Service
Looking for a job? The JSM Career Service is a full-service interviewing facility for employers and career-seekers. Hundreds of recruiters and job candidates look to the JSM Career Service each year to connect and explore opportunities. Career Service candidate access includes the following:

  • The Online Employer Search, including hundreds of job postings from top statistical employers
  • The online Career Service Message Center, which allows you to contact employers of interest in advance, onsite, and even after JSM concludes
  • The onsite JSM Career Service, where you can interview with employers who have contacted you and set up an interview

To participate, include Career Service when you register for JSM.

Museums
Washington, DC, hosts the Smithsonian Institution, featuring the National Zoo and museums and galleries such as the National Museum of the American Indian and National Portrait Gallery. Smithsonian museums and galleries are free to enjoy. View each museum’s website to make sure it is open and view the best times to visit and any COVID-related restrictions.

Specialty Museums
In addition to the Smithsonian museums, there are specialty museums such as the Ford’s Theatre Museum and The George Washington University Museum. Find out what attractions are open.

Monuments
Washington, DC, is famous for its monuments and memorials. Many are free to visit, including the United States Air Force Memorial and Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. Tickets are required to go into the Washington Monument.

JSM Congressional Visits Advocating for Data Science and Literacy

To take advantage of JSM being in our nation’s capital, the ASA science policy office invites ASA members to advocate for greater data science and literacy on Capitol Hill through in-person meetings with staff of their congressional representatives. The congressional visits are planned for Thursday, August 11.

Participants will be prepped earlier in the week about how to conduct successful meetings with Hill staffers and a data science and literacy bill currently in development. ASA staff will also provide leave-behind materials for the visits and instructions for requesting the meetings, with a goal of 4–5 meetings for each state’s group.

Sign up by June 17. For more information, contact ASA Director of Science Policy Steve Pierson.

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