Invited topic sessions

Invited topic sessions and workshops are put together by an individual (you do not need to be a RSS Fellow), group of individuals, an organisation or a RSS committee with a panel of speakers who they invite to speak on a related topic. The session topic should ideally fit within one of the topic streams for the conference. 

The proposed session is considered by the RSS conference board for inclusion on the programme. The conference is intended to cover the full range of sectors working with statistics and data science including academia, business, industry, government and public sector.

Proposals can be made on any topic related to statistics, data science and the use of data.  Session formats are flexible and can include panel discussions, 'in conversation' pieces and technical workshops.

The board is keen to receive proposals for sessions which cover new research and results, collaborations between different sectors, areas of controversy/debate, novel applications, topical discussion, and informative and innovative case studies.

In developing your proposal, you should consider what topics are emerging as new and important in your area, what will stimulate an engaging discussion, which speakers are really passionate about the topic and who will be interested in participating in your session.

Session proposals are now closed for 2024. The draft list of sessions accepted onto the programme will be announced in January.