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JSM 2020 - Virtual Event - Everything you need to know

May 28, 2020

JSM 2020 - Virtual Event - Everything you need to know

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UPDATE May 2020
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, JSM 2020 will now be held virtually.
JSM costs $185 for members, $40 dollars for students and $260 for non-members. You can register for JSM 2020 virtual event on the JSM website here.

The latest statement from the ASA reads as follows:

JSM 2020 Is Going Virtual. After considering the options available for holding the Joint Statistical Meetings this year and given we know so little about what the COVID-19 pandemic will look like in August, the ASA has determined the best decision is to hold JSM virtually. The ASA staff and JSM program committee will be working hard to transition the JSM to a virtual event and appreciate your support during this time. Should you have any questions in the meantime, please feel free to send an email to

The nQuery Team did plan on joining more than 6,500 attendees from 52 countries at the largest statistical events in the world. However, we will all experience the first virtual JSM in August 2020 

Has JSM 2020 been cancelled because of the coronavirus?

No. JSM 2020 has been moved to an online / virtual event. Registration will open on May 27. Updated pricing will be announced soon.

How much is JSM 2020?

New ASA Member (includes discounted first-year ASA dues; not available to renewing or recently lapsed members) $235
Nonmember $260
Senior Member* (65 or older and fully retired) $50
Developing Country Resident $40
Student Member* (full-time; certification required) $40
K–12 Teacher $0


Where is JSM 2020?

  • JSM 2020 (Joint Statistical Meetings) will now be held online. Originally it was planned to be held in the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Sat, Aug 1, 2020 – Thu, Aug 6, 2020. 

About JSM 2020, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Joint Statistical Meetings 2020 (JSM 2020) was set to continue the trend of being the largest largest industry, government and academic conference for statisticians. 

It is reported that JSM is the "the largest gathering of statisticians held in North America" attracting More than 6,500 attendees from 52 countries. The following statistical societies are designated as JSM partners:

  1. The American Statistical Association (ASA)
  2. The Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS)
  3. Two regions of the International Biometric Society (IBS)
  4. The Eastern North American Region (ENAR)
  5. The Western North American Region (WNAR)
  6. The Statistical Society of Canada (SSC)
  7. International Society for Bayesian Analysis (ISBA)
  8. International Chinese Statistical Association (ICSA)
  9. International Indian Statistical Association (IISA)
  10. Korean International Statistical Society (KISS)


JSM 2020 Invited Sessions

There are many opportunities to participate at the Joint Statistical Meetings 2020. The ASA staff and JSM program committee can be reached at

JSM 2020 invited sessions include:

  • Invited, topic-contributed, and contributed sessions
  • Introductory overview lectures
  • Late-breaking sessions
  • Poster presentations
  • Roundtable discussions
  • Professional development courses and workshops

Invited Session Proposals Sought for JSM 2020. When you submit a proposal, you will need to provide a title, a few sentences describing the session, and a list of speakers with their affiliations and the titles of their talks. The greater detail you can provide, the more serious your proposal appears.

ParticipationGuidelines-JSM-2020-with-nQuery-Sample-Size-Software For more information, you can read the JSM participants guidelines here.

When is the deadline for submissions for JSM 2020?

JSM 2020 Program

Here is the full JSM 2020 online program.

nQuery at Joint Statistical Meetings 2020, Philadelphia

As in previous years the nQuery team will also be (virtually) present at JSM 2020. You can read our blog about JSM 2019 that was held in Denver, Colorado here.

At JSM 2020 we hope to have the same great experience of meeting both long term and new nQuery users alike, even if this time it's a little different!

At JSM 2019 we took this chance to get direct feedback on some great new features we plan to release in the near future and also to discuss how nQuery can further help our users with sample size and power analysis for frequentist, Bayesian and adaptive trial planning.

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How do I download the slides from JSM 2019

If you missed JSM 2019 in Denver, the ASA have provided access to download the slides for more than 1,500 Presentations from JSM 2019.

To access presentations, visit the online program and search for the session or speaker whose presentation you are interested in viewing - or just browse the program to discover what's available. 

How do I download the slides from JSM 2019

If you missed JSM 2019 in Denver, the ASA have provided access to download the slides for more than 1,500 Presentations from JSM 2019.

You can watch highlights of JSM 2019 Denver here. 

Interesting facts about Philadelphia, (former) location of JSM 2020

As the largest city in Pennsylvania, Philly contributed hugely to American history. Apart from the being home to the iconic Liberty Bell and other historical facts, there are some lesser known facts reported about Philadelphia. The full list can be found on medium here.


Home to the first hospital - Philadelphia was also home to the first hospital in 1751. Dr. Thomas Bond and Benjamin Franklin founded the Pennsylvania Hospital to care for “the sick-poor and insane” living on the streets of Philadelphia.

Immigrant heritage - Philadelphia is home to the second largest Irish and Italian populations. Philadelphia is only second behind New City for the most Irish and Italian people.

Home to first general use computer - Philadelphia had the first electronic computer in 1946. It weighed 27 pounds and was much faster than many other computing devices at the time.

The world’s largest cheesesteak - In 1988, Philadelphia’s home football team, the Eagles, helped to create the largest sandwich that was, shocker, the length of a football field.

Philadelphia’s Mütter museum - The Museum of medical history is home to a variety of bizarre American artifacts. It has slices of Einstein’s brain, a tumor from President Grover Cleveland’s jaw, tissue removed from the vertebra of John Wilkes Booth’s brain, and a book bound with human skin. The museum was completed in 1863 and has grown to include more than 25,000 medical relics.



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