SDA 2017 Annual Meeting
Pre-Conference Workshops on Wed Oct 25th
We will hold a day of pre-conference workshops. When you register for the meetings, you will be able to register
for the pre-conference as well. We’re planning a light breakfast
and box lunch and two great sessions for just $20.
Morning: Big Data
Spatial statistician and
demographer Nicholas Nagle from UT-Knoxville and geographer
Amy Rose from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory will discuss:
- examples of what can be done with big data in
- technologies available for those who have not used big data
- training/recruitment/collaboration challenges with big data
Afternoon: NIH Grants
The afternoon workshop will be run by Dr. Rebecca Clark who is a SDA member
and Chief of the Populations Dynamic Branch at the National Institute of
Child Health and Human Development at the National Institute of
Health (NIH); her workshop will focus on applying for NIH grants.
Meeting Registration and 2017 Membership
to register for
the 2017 Morgantown meeting and join SDA for calendar year 2018.
We meet in Morgantown in 10 days... 109 members have already registered
Fee schedule (Meeting+Membership)
|through Sep 26 (early)
|Sep 27 - Oct 25 (standard)
|Oct 26 and later (onsite)
Waterfront Place Hotel (info and conference booking at $134/night)
A limited number of rooms have been set aside for SDA at the conference rate. They will not be available after October 5, and supply could run out before that.
Book early if you want the conference rate.
Federal govt employees may call the hotel directly to reserve a limited number of federal
government rate rooms.
Update 6 Sep
: There are no more rooms available at the conference rate on Friday night.
Given the WVU football schedule, it’s best if you do not plan to stay
over Friday night if you haven’t already made lodging arrangements. Click HERE
for more details.
Update 6 Oct
: The conference hotel is sold out every night of
the SDA conference. They recommend the
which is a 5 or 10 minute drive away. Courtyard has a shuttle that will
bring conference participants to the Waterfront Marriott. Other
hotels within walking distance include the
At Enterprise Rent-A-Car, code XZ68WVU can be used for a discounted rate for meeting attendees.
If you would like to coordinate a car service with other attendees
arriving in Pittsburgh at a similar time to you, we recommend:
Mountain Line Transit Authority
The Grey Line, Bus 29 departs the Pittsburgh Airport twice daily at
10:00am and 9:10pm. Reservations for a seat on the bus can be made
Returning to PIT
If you are interested in group travel back to Pittsburgh International
Airport on Saturday morning, October 28th (arriving to Pittsburgh by 11:00), please email Julia Wolf firstname.lastname@example.org
or Hannah DePoy email@example.com
no later than September 30th and we will arrange for one bus to take people to the airport.