This page includes information on registration procedures, conference accommodation, pre- and post-conference workshops, and Wednesday afternoon tours.
Registration FeesAll amounts are in U.S. dollars.
(up to 31 March 2014)
(1 April to 30 June 2014)
|IASE or ISI members1||$535||$615||$715|
|Delegates from developing countries1,3||$270||$310||$360|
|Students, primary and secondary school teachers1||$350||$410||$475|
|1||Registration for these delegates includes conference materials, admission to all sessions, welcome reception, closing reception, 5 breakfasts, and 5 lunches. Does not include closing banquet ticket, but tickets for the closing banquet are available separately.|
|2||Registration for these delegates includes conference materials, admission to all sessions, welcome reception, closing reception, 5 breakfasts, and 5 lunches. Does not include closing banquet ticket, but tickets for the closing banquet are available separately. Includes new membership in IASE for 2014 and 2015.|
|3||A list of developing countries recognized by the ISI can be found here.|
How to become a member of IASEIf you would like to become a member of IASE then consult this IASE membership page
Financial supportIASE and ISI are providing some funds to support people from developing countries who are presenting a paper or a poster at ICOTS9. Requests for such funding must be received by 28 February 2014 at the latest. Download full details
Accompanying person $50This includes the welcome reception and the closing reception. Howevere it does not include the closing banquet, which is ticketed separately.
Closing banquet $70Thursday July 17. The closing banquet is NOT included in the registration fee. Seating is limited, so please purchase tickets with your registration.
Join us at the Gala Dinner on Thursday evening. The evening will start with a colorful performance featuring Native American song and dance, followed by a short reception. Then continue on to the conference dinner to enjoy wine and an elegant meal prepared by a local chef.
If you have already registered for ICOTS9 and would like to add a banquet ticket, please complete the pdf form at the link below under “registration by mail” and return it by email or fax to ASA. Note on the form that you have already registered for the conference.
Dormitory housing package $235Space limited, so book early. Six nights in a Northern Arizona University Residence Hall room (private sleeping room, bath shared with one other room). Check in July 13; check out July 19. Linens included. Sorry, this is now sold out.
Information for participants who are already registered for the dormitory housing option can be found here.
Pre- and Post-Conference WorkshopsThere are a number of pre- and post-conference workshops offered. Space is limited. Further details of workshops
|A1||IPUMS and IDHS Part 1: Teaching statistics with free online data from international censuses and health surveys||Patricia Kelly Hall, Lara Cleveland, Katie Genadek, Miriam King, Mathew Sobek||Saturday July 12||8 AM – 12 PM||$25|
|A2||IPUMS and IDHS Part 2: Teaching statistics with free online data from international censuses and health surveys (requires Part 1 attendance)||Patricia Kelly Hall||Saturday July 12||1 PM – 5 PM||included in Part 1|
|B1||Teaching statistics with R and RStudio Part 1||Randall Pruim, Daniel Kaplan, Nicholas Horton||Saturday July 12||1 PM – 5 PM||$25|
|B2||Teaching statistics with R and RStudio Part 2 (requires part 1 attendance)||Randall Pruim, Daniel Kaplan, Nicholas Horton||Sunday July 13||8 AM – 12 PM||$25|
|C||Statistics and Probability in the Common Core State Standards||Josh Tabor||Sunday July 13||8 AM – 5 PM||$50|
|D||¿De dónde sale esa fórmula?: Explorando y deduciendo la cuantificación de la evidencia en el ciclo de investigación|
This workshop will be conducted in Spanish and is sponsored by IASE.
|M. Alejandra Sorto, Alexander White, and Carlos A. Mejis Colindres||Sunday July 13||8 AM – 12 PM||free|
|E||Teaching data analysis with iNZightVIT and inference with VIT||Cancelled|
|F||Synthesising Sources: Opening Open Data for Decision Making||Jim Ridgeway and James Nicholson||Sunday July 13||1 PM – 5 PM||$25|
|G||Modifying introductory courses to use simulation methods as the primary introduction to statistical inference||Robin Lock, Patti Lock, Kari Lock Morgan, Nathan Tintle, Beth Chance, Allan Rossman||Saturday July 19||8 AM – 5 PM||$50|
If you have already registered for ICOTS9 and would like to add a workshop, please complete the pdf form at the link below under “registration by mail” and return it by email or fax to ASA. Note on the form that you have already registered for the conference.
IMPORTANT REGISTRATION INFORMATIONRegistration will be open until 30 June 2014. From 1 July, you must register onsite.
The American Statistical Association has kindly agreed to handle the meeting registration for ICOTS9 and has donated both department staff time and web services, for which we are very appreciative (this would otherwise have been a large expense to IASE!). This provides us with a secure web site for collecting registration fees.
There are two ways to register:
- Online Registration by Credit Card
When you click on the link below, you will be directed to The American Statistical Association (ASA) web site to complete your registration and payment. If you are not an ASA member, you will be asked to create a user name and password that will allow you access to the registration site for registration and for future reference. The information that you provide will not be used for any purpose other than ICOTS9 registration.
- Registration by Mail
Please download a PDF registration form that you can use to register or to make changes to add features (tours, banquet, workshops, accompanying person) to existing reservations. If you have previously registered, write “already registered” on the form and indicate the options you would like to add. You will need to provide your payment information again because this information is not kept once your registration has been processed.
You may send the completed form and payment directly to ASA in one of the following ways:
• By email (credit card payment only): ASAinfo@amstat.org
• By fax (credit card payment only): +1 703 684 2037
• By mail:ICOTS9 Registration
c/o American Statistical Association
732 N. Washington St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
Dormitory housing packageYou can book University dormitory accommodation for 6 nights by using the registration add-on option mentioned above. You can select this as part of the registration process. Sorry, this is now sold out.
Information for participants who are already registered for the dormitory housing option can be found here.
Hotel bookingsConference Hotels: Drury Inn & Suites, Embassy Suites, Doubletree by Hilton, Hampton Inn and Suites, Springhill Suites, and Marriot Courtyard.
Note that some of the conference hotels are about a 20 minute walk to the conference center. Transportation back to the more distant hotels (Doubletree, Hampton, Springhill and Courtyard) will be provided after the banquet on Thursday night and on return from the Wednesday afternoon tours. Information on city bus services can be found on the General Information page under Public Transportation. For those with cars, there is free parking at the conference center.
|Hotel||Distance to Conference Center|
|Drury Inn & Suites||Adjacent to conference center|
|Embassy Suites||0.5 km, 0.3 miles|
|Doubletree by Hilton||1.3 km, 0.8 miles|
|Hampton Inn & Suites||2.1 km, 1.3 miles|
|Springhill Suites||2.1 km, 1.3 miles|
|Marriot Courtyard||2.4 km, 1.5 miles|
You can reserve hotel accommodation through the ICOTS9 Housing site at special conference rates. Rooms reserved for our conference are limited and rooms currently blocked for ICOTS 9 participants will be released on June 11, 2014, so please make your reservation as soon as possible.
There are two ways to book your hotel reservations:
- Using this on-line link
- Call Toll Free (877) 848-2876 or International (801)204-9829 Monday through Friday 8:30am – 5:30pm EST (UTC -5 hours)
Other optionsWe encourage you to book your hotel room through the ICOTS9 accommodation site above as we have negotiated special rates with these hotels. However, if you prefer to book on your own, you can visit the Flagstaff Convention and Visitors Bureau for a list of hotels in the area.
Wednesday Afternoon ToursThe following tours have been arranged for Wednesday afternoon. Space is limited, so please reserve your seat when you register.
If you have already registered for ICOTS9 and would like to add a tour, please complete the pdf form at the link above under “registration by mail” and return it by email or fax to ASA. Note on the form that you have already registered for the conference.
Grand Canyon Sunset Tour, $130, about 8 hours
“The most sublime spectacle on Earth” awaits you on this excursion to the most famous of the world’s Seven Natural Wonders. Experience this unparalleled 10-mile wide, 277 mile long Canyon from breathtaking vistas on the rim, including views of the mighty Colorado River a full mile below, while our personable naturalist-guides explain the myriad geologic forces at work. You’ll more fully appreciate the canyon’s mystery: no one knows, still today, exactly how Grand Canyon was formed! Plenty of free time to explore the rim trail and have dinner on your own in historic Grand Canyon Village. After an unforgettable sunset on the rim, we return to Flagstaff.
Although the elevation is 7,000 feet, most of the walking is easy, along paved, mostly level paths on the rim. The Park’s efficient system of shuttle buses enables you to move easily to different locations in the Village.
For Grand Canyon tour, we suggest casual dress, good walking shoes, hat, sunglasses and sun protection, and depending on weather, a lightweight removable rain jacket. Bring a personal refillable water bottle if you have one.
At Grand Canyon, we are planning to offer participants the choice of optional guided activities or free time. Each optional guided activity will be different based on the guide’s choice. We are planning for one guide per vehicle. However, all activities will be relatively easy walks on the rim trails, which are paved and mostly level.
The activity will be timed for sunset (7:43 p.m. MST) at the rim, followed by an immediate return to Flagstaff. Dinner is not included, but there are many options for food on your own.
We are not planning to offer any guided hikes down into the Canyon, because inner canyon hiking is time-consuming, extremely strenuous, and requires both hiking equipment and certain minimum levels of physical fitness. For these reasons, we do not suggest participants hike down into the Canyon on this program.
Cameras are a good idea. Gratuities are included.
For more information on Grand Canyon National Park, visit the park website.
Three Monuments Tour, $145, 5–6 hours
This excursion includes three of the remarkable National Monuments near the city of Flagstaff:
Walnut Canyon National Monument is unmatched for those who want an up-close and personal feel for prehistoric cliff dwellings, and don’t mind a sometimes strenuous walk. Along the 3/4-mile trail you’re able to enter some 25 different cliff dwellings, and about 100 others are visible from close range. Considering the 7,000 foot elevation, the hike should be attempted only by those in reasonably good physical condition. For those who choose not to hike, the high quality Visitor Center, operated by the National Park Service, is available, and cliff dwellings can also be seen from the rim.
Sunset Crater National Monument, Arizona’s last volcano, and Wupatki National Monument, an important prehistoric pueblo, together tell a scenic and interconnected story. About 1065 AD, a violent eruption of Sunset Crater buried nearby Indian dwellings and preserved them, much like Pompeii. After the lava cooled, wind-spread volcanic ash formed a fertile mulch trapping moisture in the soil, thus transforming the decimated area into productive farmland. A prehistoric “land boom” followed, and by 1100, thriving Wupatki contained over 100 rooms and was over three stories high. Today, the lava flows, spatter cones, and volcanic bombs of the now-dormant Sunset Crater volcano are so remarkably well preserved that NASA chose the site to train lunar astronauts. At Wupatki, a short foot trail winds through the fascinating ruin, where archaeologists have excavated an intact ball court, recognized as one of the farthest ball courts north of Mexico ever discovered. An excavated open-air amphitheater, possibly constructed for large-scale religious ceremonies, is located nearby. Wupatki also has a remarkable natural blowhole that connects to an underground chamber, which inhales and exhales based on barometric pressure. The blowhole undoubtedly was assigned profound spiritual significance by the ancient people. Built of the brick-red Moenkopi formation, Wupatki ruin lies at the base of a large black lava flow near Sunset Crater, and overlooks hundreds of miles of the Painted Desert. The setting is unforgettable!
For the 3 Monuments tour, we suggest casual dress, good walking shoes, hat, sunglasses and sun protection, and depending on weather, a lightweight removable rain jacket. Bring a personal refillable water bottle if you have one.
This tour includes the opportunity to hike along a moderately strenuous 3/4-mile trail to some 25 different cliff dwellings. Considering the 7,000 foot elevation, the hike should be attempted only by those in reasonably good physical condition. For those that don’t want to hike, other less strenuous options are available. Cameras are a good idea. Gratuities are included.
Sedona with Red Rock Jeep Tour, $210, 5–6 hours
Experience the astounding natural beauty and sophisticated art and cultural community of Sedona. This thriving small artist’s town of about 11,000 is situated at the base of Arizona’s spectacular Mogollon Rim, literally the half-mile high edge of Arizona’s Colorado Plateau, and surrounded by magnificent and unusually eroded red rock formations.
Included is a 1.5 hour jeep tour into Sedona’s rugged backcountry. Specially designed tour jeeps, some carrying up to six adults, take you deep into the backcountry of towering red cliffs and green forests. Highlights include explanations of the area’s geology, nature, and human history. Although safe and great fun, the jeep tour is rugged with a certain amount of jostling as the 4-wheel drive vehicles slowly cover the rough terrain. Persons recovering from recent surgery, pregnant, or with other physical issues may want to consider an alternate activity.
You will also have free time to explore Uptown Sedona’s interesting variety of shops, restaurants, and art galleries before returning to Flagstaff.
For the Sedona with jeep tour program, we suggest casual dress, hat, sunglasses and sun protection, and depending on weather, a lightweight removable rain jacket. Bring a personal refillable water bottle if you have one.
Expect either dusty or muddy conditions out on the jeep trail — people can get dirty, and should dress accordingly. The jeeps are open air.
Although safe and great fun, the jeep tour is rugged with a certain amount of jostling as the 4-wheel drive vehicles slowly cover the rough terrain. Please be advised that persons who are pregnant, recovering from recent surgery, or with back, neck, leg, or other problems may be adversely affected, and should consider an alternate activity.
This tour includes free time for shopping or refreshments on your own in Uptown Sedona. Strenuous walking is not involved. Cameras are a good idea. Gratuities are included.
For more information about Sedona, visit the Sedona Visitors website.