May 3

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Early bird rates available through Tuesday, April 18th at 4:00 pm.

9:00 am - 10:15 am Featured Discussion: Randomisation isn't perfect but doing better is harder than you think
Speaker: Stephen Senn, Luxembourg Institute of Health
Discussant: Ned Hall, Harvard University

10:15 am - 10:30 am Coffee Break

10:30 am - 12:00 noon Invited Session
Jim Berger, Duke University, "An Objective Prior for Hyperparameters in Normal Hierarchical Models"
Harry Crane, Rutgers University, "Probabilities as Shapes"
Peter Song, University of Michigan, "Confidence Distributions with Estimating Functions: Efficiency and Computing on Spark Platform"

12:00 noon - 1:30 pm Break for Lunch

1:30 pm - 2:45 pm Featured Discussion: Modeling Imprecise Degrees of Belief
Speaker: Susanna Rinard, Harvard University
Discussant: Andrew Gelman, Columbia University

2:45 pm - 3:00 pm Coffee Break

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Invited Session
Nils Lid Hjort, University of Oslo, "Data Fusion with Confidence Distributions: The II-CC-FF Paradigm"
Gunnar Taraldsen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, "Improper priors and fiducial inference"

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Panel: The Scientific Impact of Foundational Thinking
Panelists: Emery Brown, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Massachusetts General Hospital; Paul Edlefsen, Hutch; Andrew Gelman, Columbia University; Regina Liu, Rutgers University; Donald B. Rubin, Harvard University
Moderator: Min-ge Xie, Rutgers University