The 73rd annual New Zealand Statistical Association (NZSA) conference will be hosted by the University of Canterbury, Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha, at their Christchurch campus from Monday 4th December to Wednesday 6th December 2023.  A precise schedule will be available once abstract submission closes. 

Registration/ abstract submission will open soon. 

We are very pleased to advise the following plenary speakers have been confirmed: 

  • Prof. Hans-Peter Piepho, University of Hohenheim, Germany 
  • Dr Matt Edwards, University of Auckland 
  • Dr Nokuthaba Sibanda, Victoria University of Wellington 

The registration fees will be:

Fee typeEarly-bird registration (on or before 15 September 2023)Late registration (after 15 September 2023)
NZSA or SSAI member$350$400
Student member$250$300

In 2023 the University of Canterbury, Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha, is celebrating 150 years of accessible education (1873-2023).

For most of its first 100 years the University was situated in the centre of Ōtautahi Christchurch (now the Arts Centre) but moved to its current location in 1975, a spacious, purpose-built 76-hectare site in the suburb of Ilam. The ‘new’ University campus has a central complex of libraries, lecture theatres, laboratories and student accommodation surrounded by playing fields, woodlands and the renowned Ilam Gardens. Ernest Rutherford, Canterbury’s most distinguished graduate, studied at the University in the 1890s. He discovered his scientific ability during a year of postgraduate research before taking up a scholarship to Cambridge. He would go on to win the Nobel Prize in chemistry and in 1917, became the first person to split the atom.  

UC now has a diverse range of study options, offering over 120 qualifications in more than 150 subject areas. Ten local accommodation facilities provide board for more than 2,200 students. 

We look forward to seeing you all in December. 

Elena Moltchanova and Daniel Gerhard 
Co-chairs Conference Organising Committee