NZ Statistical Association Conference 2019

Early-bird registrations close Saturday 31 August 2019

We are delighted to announce the upcoming New Zealand Statistical Association Conference (NZSA2019), hosted by the University of Otago at our Dunedin campus and taking place during Otago’s 150th anniversary year.

The main conference activities will take place from Tuesday, 26th November to Thursday 28th November, with an evening welcome session on Monday, 25th November for those who arrive early.

We welcome all academic and industry statisticians, data analysts and practitioners to join us for this event.

Four talented keynote speakers have been confirmed:

  • Prof. Adrian Baddeley (Curtin University);
  • Prof. Martin Hazelton (Massey University/University of Otago);
  • A/Prof. Barbara Holland (University of Tasmania); and
  • A/Prof. Ivy Liu (Victoria University of Wellington).

Our aim is to celebrate statistics of all flavours, in particular given the growing student body at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

In addition to encouraging submission of contributed talks, we hope to schedule a formal poster presentation session given sufficient interest.

This is a particularly good option for practicing statisticians and students alike, providing wall-art for decades to come!

The conference website is now live. Registration and abstract submission is open; costs, important dates and other relevant information can be found at

For any queries, please email

Looking forward to seeing you all down here!

Dr. Tilman Davies

Chair, NZSA2019 Organising Committee


Prestigious award for Hadley Wickham


Kiwi Hadley Wickham has won a prestigious international statistics award for his outstanding contributions to the profession.









Australian Statistical Society and New Zealand Statistical Association Conference 2020


6 – 10 July 2020

ANZSC 2020 has been announced and will be on the beautiful Gold Coast, Queensland.

The theme for the 2020 conference is

Modelling Data for a Brighter Future

Name: ANZSC 2020

Venue: Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre

Dates: 6-10 July 2020

Expected attendance: 400-500pax





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