The R User Conference 2016

June 27 - June 30 2016
Stanford University, Stanford, California

The Social Program

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The social program includes:

  • R Initiatives Session. Monday, 4:15 - 5:20pm at McCaw Hall.
  • Welcome reception. Tuesday, 6:30 - 8:30pm at Bing Concert Hall.
  • Poster Sessions. Tuesday and Wednesday, 2:30 - 3:30pm at the Sponsor Pavilion.
  • Conference cruise and banquet. Wednesday, 4:30pm.

R Initiatives

On Monday, June 27, a special session on R initiatives sponsored by the R consortium will discuss initiatives undertaken by the R consortium, Women in R and R-Ladies. Beverages and light refreshments will be provided after the session at McCaw Hall. Note that although the session is open to all, the catering is based on an estimated count of 400.

Welcome Reception

The welcome reception, sponsored by RStudio will take place in the atrium of the beautiful Bing Concert Hall, a 5-minute walk from the conference venue. The atrium and its open surroundings will provide a great opportunity to mingle with speakers, sponsors and useRs from all parts of the world as well as the organizers. This is free to all attendees.

Attendees will be entitled to a maximum of two drinks per ticket free of charge. Hors d'oeuvres, snacks and desserts will also be provided.

Poster Session

The poster sessions will be held in two batches in the sponsor pavilion, adjacent to McCaw Hall, the main conference venue. Light refereshments, drinks and coffee will be provided as you view the poster session.

Conference cruise and Banquet

The conference dinner cruise, sponsored by Microsoft Corporation, will take place on Hornblower Yachts in San Francisco. San Francisco is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and the cruise will sail past famed landmarks as the sun sets and the city lights come up. The banquet ticket includes a full buffet dinner, boarding glass of champagne or house wine (cash bar is available onboard for any other drink purchases) and live DJ/music on board. Round trip transportation to/from the conference venue will be provided.

We remind you once again to bring a jacket, as the SF Bay can turn cold and windy.


  • 4:30 - 5:30pm: Buses depart campus from Lasuen Street. Volunteers distribute and collect liability waivers.
  • 6:30 - 7:00pm: Boarding at SF - Pier 3, on the Embarcadero at Washington Street.
  • 7:00 - 9:15pm: Cruise and dinner.
  • 9:15 - 9:30pm: Dock and disembark at SF - Pier 3, on the Embarcadero at Washington Street.
  • 9:30pm. Return to campus. One bus will drop off those staying at SLAC Guest house.

Menu Selections Buffet

  • Grilled Chicken Breast with Tomato Coulis
  • Thai Yellow Curry with vegetables (Vegan & Gluten Free)
  • Tilapia with Caper Beurre Blanc
  • Served with: Assorted Boudin Rolls and butter
  • Local Greens with Sweet 100 Tomatoes, Gorgonzola, Roasted Walnuts and Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • Pasta Salad with Bay Shrimp and Chipotle Aioli Herbed Rice Pilaf
  • Seasonal Vegetables
  • Seasonal Fresh Fruit
  • Chef's selection of Petite Pastries and Cakes