2023 IRSA Conference - The Fast and the Curious: Modern Markov Chain Monte Carlo

Thursday-Sunday, May 18-20, 2023 at 8 am - 5 pm CT (Central Time)


NISS is co-sponsoring the 2023 annual conference for the Institute for Research in Statistics and its Applications (IRSA), held on May 18-20 at the University of Minnesota. This year's theme is "The Fast and the Curious: Modern Markov Chain Monte Carlo,” focusing on recent developments in MCMC applications, methods, and theory.

See the full list of speakers and their linked bios here: https://www.niss.org/2023-irsa-conference-fast-and-curious-modern-markov...

Date:  May 18, 2023 at 8:00 AM - May 20, 2023 at 5:00 PM CT, (Central Time)
Location: To be announced.

Registration: https://irsa.umn.edu/session/2023-irsa-conference 

Space is limited. Registration will close on May 4,2023 or when event reaches capacity.


$25 Students
$75 Speakers
$100 All others (general registration)

NISS Affiliates - this event is Affiliate Award Fund Eligible.  

Please Note: NISS affiliates can use their Affiliate Award Funds towards registration, please contact your NISS liaison (Check the List of NISS Affiliates) to learn more about these funds.  Participants registering from NISS affiliated institutions are eligible for reimbursement after the conference.

Present a Talk (students only)

We invite students working on MCMC research to participate in this conference by presenting a short (10 minute) talk. Funding is available. Interested students should send a talk title and any questions to the Director of the School of Statistics, Galin Jones, at Galin@umn.edu no later than Wednesday, February 15.

View the Schedule

A schedule will be released as details are confirmed. 


We recommend that out-of-town guests book accommodation at The Graduate Hotel, located on the University of Minnesota’s East Bank. Event attendees receive a special discounted rate. Reserve online using code "UOFM".

The Graduate Hotel
615 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414

$169 per night, subject to availability. $50 upgrade to suites based on availability

View additional accommodation recommendations.


Please contact IRSAevents@umn.edu with any questions you may have.

Scientific Organizing Committee:
Radu Craiu
James Flegal
Galin Jones
Qian Qin

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Event Type


University of Minnesota


National Institute of Statistical Sciences


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United States