If you've got £900 to spare and an inclination to spend a lovely September week at the London School of Tropical Medicine, lucky you.

I'd appreciate a first-hand account if you go. StataCorp does what it can, but I'm sure the more the merrier. My own first attempt at contributing happened this May, when I spent five hours at a client of a client, witnessing to a small bunch of mathematicians, very nice people.

I liked it, and I'd love to do it again. So I thought I'd put it out there. If you know anybody in the Durham, NC area who is Stata-deprived and has the good judgment to recognize the condition, I'd welcome an introduction.

Anybody going to DC at the end of the month? The block of rooms at the Monaco is sold out, but the Grand Hyatt, just a few blocks over, gave me a great rate. Book it through Expedia; they'll give you a $50 prepaid MasterCard.