The World Statistics Congress, to be held virtually from 12 to 16 July, is now published here: https://www.isi2021.org/events/isi-world-statistics-congress-2021/
The highlights for me will be:
- the award of the International Prize in Statistics to biostatistician Nan Laird, for her work in analysing data from longitudinal studies;
- the President's invited speaker, Kerrie Mengersen, who will speak on the origami of data science;
- a range of sessions on the impact of the pandemic and the opportunities it has brought: including improving communication skills; using Big Data to predict economic activity; the impact on seasonal adjustment; and the methodological response;
- timely sessions on official statistics, including official statistics and data science; replacing a traditional census with administrative data; statistical literacy and communication; new data sources meet household surveys; etc.
There are over 210 Invited Paper Sessions, 200 Contributed Paper talks and more than 45 Posters, so plenty to choose from.
The Congress will have a balance of live and recorded events to cover delegates tuning in from time zones across the world. The times shown in the programme are in BST.
It wont be the same not being able to meet in person, but the reduced rate registration fee and the avoidance of travel costs means that the Congress will be available to a wider range of people. To register go to: https://www.isi2021.org/registration/
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