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What is the useR! conference?

Actively supported by the R Foundation, the useR! is an annual, international conference of leading statisticians and data scientists from around the world. In recent years, it has been held in Toulouse, France; Brisbane, Australia; Brussels, Belgium; and Stanford, California. The conference is the main annual meeting of the R community, and attendance in 2020 is anticipated to be over 1,000 people. Attendees will include R developers and users who are data scientists, business intelligence specialists, analysts, statisticians from academia and industry, and students.


What is R?

R is a programming language that offers a free, open source platform for data analytics, statistics, visualization, geospatial analyses, mapping, scientific communication, and dashboard creation. It is one of the most popular tools in data science, with over 50% of data analysis professionals using R in their workflow.


When and where will the conference be held?

The conference will be held in Downtown St. Louis at the Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel and Conference Center from July 7th to July 10th, 2020.


How can I stay up to date?

Please check back often, as our website will be updated regularly. You can also follow us on Twitter and sign-up for occasional email updates via Mailchimp.


Are there sponsorship opportunities?

Sponsorship of useR! 2020 is an opportunity to support your data science team development, underwrite the continued development of a tool in your analytics pipeline, and continue to connect your company to the R user community. It is also an opportunity to connect with future data science hires who may be interested in joining your team. If you are interested in details about sponsorship, please contact the organizing team.