Today, I’m pleased to announce that the International Methods Colloquium (IMC) is seeking presenters to fill its inaugural AY 2014/2015 schedule! I believe that the IMC provides a great opportunity for presenters to get their work out to a very large, very interested audience.
Supported by the National Science Foundation and Rice University, the IMC is a weekly on-line interactive seminar about the application of quantitative statistical methodology to the social sciences. The IMC makes it possible for scholars scattered all over the world to participate free of charge in an interactive, real-time audiovisual presentation of statistical research from the comfort of their computer, tablet, or smart phone. Audience members can ask questions of the presenter via voice call or e-mail and have them answered immediately, with the possibility for live follow-up. It’s a great opportunity for methodologists to see a new, interesting research talk every single week.
The IMC is scheduled to run every Friday from 11:00 AM until 12:00 PM Central Time during the academic year. You can learn more about the IMC at our website, www.methods-colloquium.com.
If you are interested in presenting, please fill out a short application form here: http://goo.gl/jGLsnh
The application requires a presentation title, abstract, and link to an associated manuscript. For the coming year, we will consider applications to present on a first-come, first-served basis. However, we will begin scheduling presentations for the coming year starting on October 24th, 2014. Thus, those who apply before this date will get priority with respect to their preferred presentation dates.
If you are accepted to present in the IMC, you will be contacted to set up an appropriate date and time for your presentation. Acceptance and scheduling decisions are made in consultation with members of the IMC Advisory Board. I’ll announce a schedule of speakers once one has been established, and you can sign up to receive announcements for each week’s talk here: http://goo.gl/VfJPUk
If you have questions about the application process or how IMC talks are conducted, feel free to contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
 Disclosure: I am the Principal Investigator on the grant that funds this project, so I guess it’s not surprising that I think it’s pretty great.