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May 2016

Pacific Conference on Statistical Computing and Data Mining

May 6, 2016 - May 8, 2016
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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Big Data | Statistics | Algorithms | Resampling Methods | Regression Trees | Computer Science | Programming | Open-source Prior to the ready availability of powerful computers, insights from data analysis were limited by reliance on small but manageable data samples and by techniques derived from mathematical theory that relied upon stringent but often unrealistic assumptions. Neither constraint applies today. Today the focus is on “Big Data”, computer-intensive strategies that substitute raw computing power for abstract theory, and new algorithms…

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Pacific Conference on the Science and Art of Business

May 6, 2016 - May 8, 2016
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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Business | Management | Marketing | Finance | Accounting | Operations | Human Resources | Industry The practice of managing an organization sometimes seems more a science, with decisions and strategies developed through reliance upon general principles and rigorously designed models. Other times it seems more an art, relying upon personal characteristics such as intuition, imagination or personality to achieve specific goals. Moreover, both the science and the art often are concentrated in one functional area of business, such as…

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Pacific Conference on Psychology and the Behavioral Sciences

May 13, 2016 - May 15, 2016
San Mateo Marriott San Francisco Airport, 1770 S Amphlett Blvd
San Mateo, CA 94402 United States
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Psychology | Cognitive Science | Behavioral Genetics | Cultural Conditioning | Human Action | Behavioral Economics | Rationality Whenever human actions seem difficult to comprehend, those who best understand how physiological, emotional and cognitive processes interact to influence human behavior often can provide insights. We particularly welcome presentations that link psychology and behavioral science to individual and collective decision processes and behavior, and how these behaviors relate to law, religion, norms and institutions.

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Pacific Conference on Economics and the Social Sciences

May 13, 2016 - May 15, 2016
San Mateo Marriott San Francisco Airport, 1770 S Amphlett Blvd
San Mateo, CA 94402 United States
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American Studies | Economics | Sociology | Cultural Anthropology | Geography | Political Science | Public Policy | Gender Studies We live in a world of abundant but not unlimited resources, requiring tradeoffs in making choices to achieve multi-attribute objectives. This is true at the level of an individual, a group, a society, or globally. How are decisions made at each level, and how should they be made? What happens when there is disagreement regarding objectives and collective choices? How…

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June 2016

Pacific Conference on Pre-K through K-12 Education

June 3, 2016 - June 5, 2016
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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Early Childhood Education | Special Education | Elementary School | Junior High School | High School | Common Core | College Preparation | Trade School Educating youngsters is always a challenge, all the more so in racially and culturally diverse classrooms with many non-native language learners and foster youth students, and few benefiting from early childhood programs. These issues are more pronounced in California than most other states, but recent State legislation aims to shift decisions on priorities and fund…

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Pacific Conference on Language Learning

June 3, 2016 - June 5, 2016
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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Primary Language Learning | Second Language Acquisition | Bi-lingual Education | Language Education Policies and Practices Second language learning and teaching is subject to many myths and misconceptions, not only among lay people but among professionals as well. Second language learning theory has developed in the last several decades to offer a foundation for humane, effective and rational language teaching strategies. This conference invites participants to share their research or practice, based on any aspect of language teaching and learning,…

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November 2016

Pacific Conference on Energy, Climate Change and the Environment

November 11, 2016 - November 13, 2016
San Mateo Marriott San Francisco Airport, 1770 S Amphlett Blvd
San Mateo, CA 94402 United States
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Energy Economics | The Geo-politics of Energy | The Shale Oil Revolution | Environmental Policies and Practices | Climate Change | Renewable Energy Energy is a driving force that literally fuels our modern economies. Its location has determined social settlements and its extraction has impacted our environment. That impact once was thought to be local in nature, the result of its removal and transport to locations with demand. More recently evidence has accumulated to support claims that impacts once thought…

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Pacific Conference on Politics, Law and Public Policy

November 11, 2016 - November 13, 2016
San Mateo Marriott San Francisco Airport, 1770 S Amphlett Blvd
San Mateo, CA 94402 United States
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Political Science | Elections | Public Policy | Public Administration | Intergovernmental Relations | Legislation | Judicial Process | International Law | Trans-Pacific Partnership The great experiment known as the U.S. of A. is well into its third century, and continues to evolve and adapt to new circumstances. It has generated a complex web of laws and public policies at the local, state and national levels, and increasingly must address international issues as advances in communication and transportation challenge the…

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December 2016

Pacific Conference on Social/Mass Media and Communication

December 2, 2016 - December 4, 2016
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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Communication | Journalism | Radio | Television | Newspapers | Magazines | Internet | Social Media Apart from other animals, humans are unique in the various ways we can communicate. We can communicate abstract concepts like time and place, and we can communicate through a variety of means like voice and print. Today we are witnessing yet another revolution in our means of communicating, as the internet challenges the market space of print media, and social media like Twitter challenge…

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Pacific Conference on the Humanities, Fine Arts and Entertainment

December 2, 2016 - December 4, 2016
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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History | English | Art | Music | Dance | Theatre | Cinema | Entertainment | Hospitality From the earliest times, people have found means to process, document and express their understanding of the collective human experience. The traditional means continue, through speech and plays, through writings and readings, through drawings and artwork. More recent means include cinema, theme parks, and video games. We encourage presentations that explore any or all of these vehicles of expression, including individual case studies,…

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