satRday Chicago
A conference for useRs in the Chicagoland area on April 27, 2019!
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Why attend satRdays Chicago?


April 27, 2019 at Roosevelt University


Meet fellow local useRs


Gain knowledge from your peers and experienced professionals

Community Led

Community organized and community focused


Cheap and accessible to all


An inclusive, supportive and respectful environment

Call For Papers

We are accepting paper submissions through sessionize.

Papers will be accepted between Mar 1 - *Mar 24 2019* (extended one day!)

Important Dates

What’s happening when?

  • March 1, 2019

    Call for Proposals Open

    Call for proposals for the first satRdays Chicago open.

  • March 23, 2019

    Tickets Open

    Tickets for the first satRdays Chicago open.

  • March 24, 2019

    NEW Proposal Submission Deadline @ Midnight - extended a day!

    Submissions for regular and lightning talks close midnight Sunday. This deadline has been extended to encourage submissions!

  • April 1, 2019

    Speakers Notified

    Those who submitted a proposal will be notified if their talk has been accepted.

  • April 27, 2019

    satRdays Chicago!

    We look forward to seeing you at Chicago’s first satRdays conference!

Venue at Roosevelt University


Who are your organizers?

Angela Li

Angela Li

Center for Spatial Data Science

Founder and co-organizer of R-Ladies Chicago

Justin Shea

Justin Shea

Roosevelt University

Lead organizer of the Chicago R User Group (CRUG)


David Smith

David Smith


Emily Riederer

Emily Riederer

Capital One

JD Long

JD Long



satRday Chicago is dedicated to providing a harassment-free and inclusive conference experience for all in attendance regardless of, but not limited to, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities, physical attributes, age, ethnicity, social standing, religion or political affiliation. We do not tolerate harassment of participants (including organisers and vendors) in any form. Sexual innuendos and imagery are not appropriate for any conference venue, including presentations. Anyone violating these rules may be given warning or expelled from the conference (without a refund) at the discretion of the conference organisers. Our code of conduct/anti-harassment policy can be found here.