North American Stata Users Group Meeting

Boston, Massachusetts, 17 March 2003

The second North American Stata Users Group meeting will be held March 17, 2003 in Boston, Massachusetts at the Longwood Galleria Conference Center.

The content of the meeting is being organised by a committee co-chaired by Kit Baum, Boston College ( and Marcello Pagano, Harvard School of Public Health ( The logistics are being organised by Stata Corp. Precise timings will be announced at a later date. An on-line registration form for the meeting, a dinner that evening, and the next day's optional short course on "Measurement error in nonlinear models" are available at the StataCorp web site.

Previous Stata Users Group meetings have been held in Boston (2001), Britain, Spain and the Netherlands. All meetings are open to anyone interested without regard for level of expertise or geographic location. Stata Corp will be represented. There will be the usual "wishes and grumbles" session at which you may air your thoughts to Stata developers.

Presentations should be Stata-related in some manner. The following headings are illustrative, but not restrictive.

Meeting format:

Presentation proposals will be evaluated by the organizing committee. Those proposals accepted by the committee will require either 20 minutes of presentation followed by five minutes of discussion or ten minutes of presentation with five minutes of discussion.

Presenters will be requested to provide materials related to their talk (slides and programs/datasets, where applicable) in electronic form, preferably prior to the meetings, to the organizing committee, so that they may be posted on Stata Corp's site and in the Stata Users Group RePEc archive. The listings of presentations to be made at the meetings, and abstracts of the talks, are now available from the StataCorp web pages as well as from IDEAS and EconPapers.

The registration fees for presenters are waived, as is the fee to attend the following day's course on Measurement error in nonlinear models. Presenters are invited to attend the dinner on March 17; please email Lisa Gilmore ( to tell her whether you will be able to join us for dinner on March 17th, and whether you will be attending the Measurement error in nonlinear models course on March 18.

Proceedings from most of the prior meetings of the Stata Users Group can be accessed via

Please feel free to contact the organizers with any relevant questions.

The deadline for submissions was 15 December 2002.

The North American Stata Users Group Meeting Organizing Committee
updated 20 Jan 2003