If you’re feeling inspired by what you heard at JSM, you can help to create the 2018 invited program for the meeting in Vancouver (July 28-August 2, 2018). Submit an invited session proposal at http://ww2.amstat.org/meetings/jsm/2018/submissions.cfm#invited. But hurry: the deadline is September 6, 2017.

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 IMS Invited Program chair is Sayan Mukherjee, Duke University.