Why R? 2019 Conference – Registration and Call for Papers Opened

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Two editions of Why R? conferences were a great networking success. During each edition, we gathered around 200-300 R enthusiasts from Europe and we managed to carry out more than 25 workshops. Desire for a bigger event led us to the 3rd edition!

About Why R? 2019 conference

We are more than happy to announce that Why R? 2019 Conference will be organized by Why R? Foundation. The third official meeting of Polish R enthusiasts will be held in Warsaw from the 26th to the 29th of September 2019. Since English is the official language of the meeting, we would love to invite R users from other countries.

Important dates

Submissions for Abstracts are format free, but please do not exceed 400 words and state clearly a chosen type of submission. The submission for Abstracts is available here: whyr.pl/2019/submit/. One can register for the event under whyr.pl/2019/register/.


Among multiple workshops we are planning to conduct, the undermentioned speakers have confirmed their keynotes at Why R? 2019:

  • Jakub Nowosad (Institute of Geoecology and Geoinformation, Adam Mickiewicz University),
  • Steph Locke (Principal Consultant (GBR) Locke Data),
  • Marvin Wright (ranger package, Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology),
  • Sigrid Keydana (Applied Researcher at RStudio, Inc.)


The following events will take place during Why R? 2019 conference:

  • plenary lectures of invited speakers,
  • lightning talks,
  • community/table session,
  • Why R? paRty,
  • session of sponsors,
  • workshops – blocks of several small to medium sized courses (up to 50 people) for R users at different levels of proficiency.


We are organizing pre-meetings in many European cities to cultivate the R experience of knowledge sharing. If you have doubts about visiting the upcoming event, you can discover photos and presentations from the previous ones and make sure whether you are interested. There are still few meetings that may be organized and are not yet added to the map. If you are interested in co-organizing a Why R? pre-meeting in your city, let us know (via kontakt_at_whyr.pl). The Why R? Foundation can help you search for the speakers!

Past events

Why R? 2017 edition, organized in Warsaw, gathered 200 participants. The Facebook reach of the conference page exceeds 15 000 users, with almost 800 subscribers. Our official web page had over 8000 unique visitors and over 12 000 visits in general. To learn more about Why R? 2017 see the conference after movie.

Why R? 2018 edition, organized in Wroclaw, gathered 250 participants. The after movie can be found here.

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