This a final call for high quality invited session proposals sponsored by the IMS for the 2016 Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM) to be held July 30 – August 4, 2016 in Chicago. Keep in mind that the selection of invited session proposals is a competitive process due to the limited amount of invited sessions.

The theme of JSM 2016 is “The Extraordinary Power of Statistics” but sessions need not necessarily adhere to this theme. Sessions are 110 minutes in length and can take a variety of formats. Please reference the article “JSM 2016 Invited Session Proposals Sought” for details ( Traditionally, IMS has favored invited sessions with 4 speakers or 3 speakers and discussant. The ideal session involves fresh, important work that many JSM attendees will find interesting. Many of the most stimulating sessions present diverse viewpoints and strategies on a common topic, with speakers coming from different institutions and taking different approaches toward similar problems.

The deadline for submitting invited session proposals is 11:59pm EST on Thursday, September 3, 2015. All proposals must be submitted via the online system ( by the due date.