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45th Annual Edwards Bayesian Conference, Fullerton, CA, 2-5 Jan 2007; Deadline 7 Dec 2006

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Date: Sat, 30 Sep 2006 14:44:07 -0700
From: "David J. Weiss" <>

From Jie Weiss and Michael Birnbaum

We invite you to come to beautiful Fullerton, CA for the 45th Annual Edwards Bayesian Conference. For those of you who missed the last one, you will note the Conference has a new name. That new name honors the founder, Ward Edwards, who passed away in 2005.

But the Conference is still run very much the way Ward did it: lots of time for discussion, lavish hospitality, and no parallel sessions. We also follow Ward’s tradition that the Conference is much more open than its name would suggest. Presentations are accepted if Ward would have been interested in them. That intentionally vague description opens the door to topics in judgment, decision analysis, and even some statistics.

The dates for the Conference are January 3-5, 2007, with the talks scheduled for Thursday and Friday. Although other dates have been floating around in cyberspace, these are the official dates for 2007, chosen to accommodate requests from potential attendees that the meeting not conflict with the onset of their classes. We maintain a low registration fee ($60) by having the Conference take place on campus between academic sessions.

Talks will be held on the campus of California State University, Fullerton. There will be a pre-Conference reception at the Chase Suites Wednesday evening, January 3, and a post-conference party at the nearby home of Jie and David Weiss Friday evening, January 5. We hope that you can arrange your schedule to include these extra-curricular events. Ward often said that what comes through the alcohol-induced fog might prove even more valuable than the talks.

Much more information is available on the Conference website:

Please pass along this message to anyone you think would be tempted by the meeting.