IASE organizes yearly diverse kinds of conferences of different sizes and scopes, and sponsors other events and collaborations, in order to respond to the diverse needs of the dynamic field of statistics education. Thus, every year you can find somewhere around the world a relevant gathering with a focus on statistics education. Proceedings or lists of papers presented at the conferences listed on this page can be viewed in the Conference Proceedings.


The ICOTS conferences, held by IASE every 4 years, are the most important events on the international statistics education calendar. ICOTS stands for International Conference on Teaching Statistics.

  • ICOTS 10 will be held in Kyoto, Japan, July 2018.
  • ICOTS 9➶, was held in Flagstaff, Arizona, USA, 13-18 July, 2014.
  • ICOTS 8➶, was held in Ljubljana, Slovenia in July 2010. For a report on ICOTS8, see IASE News.
  • ICOTS 7➶, was held in Brazil in July 2006.

World Statistics Congresses of the ISI

These are the main conferences of the International Statistical Institute (ISI) and occur every two years. IASE organizes and sponsors sessions on statistics education at each ISI congress, creating a conference-within-a-conference.

The 61st World Statistics Congress (WSC61➶), organized by the International Statistical Institute (ISI) will be held in Marrakesh, Morocco from 16 - 21 July 2017. IASE is organizing within WSC61 several Invited Paper Sessions, Special Topics Sessions, various Contributed Paper sessions, posters, and other special lectures.

  • The 60th World Statistics Congress (WSC60➶)was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2015. Previous WSC were held in Hong Kong, China (WSC59, 2013), Dublin, Ireland (WSC58, 2011), in Durban, South Africa (WSC57, 2009), Lisbon, Portugal (WSC56, 2007), and Sydney, Australia (WSC55, 2005), and so forth. In each of them IASE organized Invited Paper Sessions, Special Topics Sessions, various Contributed Paper sessions, posters, and other special lectures. To see papers presented at these and prior meetings, refer to Conference Proceedings.

IASE Satellite Conferences

These conferences are held immediately before the ISI World Statistics Congress, each on a different theme. The Satellites usually host about 80-120 participants and enable delegates a further focus on statistics education in a relaxed, more informal and intimate atmosphere.

To see papers presented at these meetings refer to Conference Proceedings.

  • The last Satellite conference was held in July 2015 at the campus of the University of Rio (UNIRIO), in the beautiful Bairro da Urca area of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on the theme “Advances in Statistics Education: developments, experiences and assessments”. (Rio Satellite website➶).
    This Satellite meeting took place just before the 60th World Statistics Congress (WSC60➶) held in a different part of Rio de Janeiro, July 26-31, 2015.
  • The previous IASE Satellite was held in August 2013 in Macao, in collaboration with IAOS, with the theme “Statistics Education for Progress”, and with a special sub-theme on “Statistics Education for Progress: Youth and Official Statistics”. 2013 Satellite website
  • Prior Satellite meetings were held in 2011 in Dublin, Ireland (Theme: Statistics Education and Outreach) before WSC58, and in 2009 in Durban, South Africa (Theme: Next Steps in Statistics Education) before WSC57, and so forth.

IASE Roundtables

These are small workshop conferences which bring together a select international group of experts to address a particular theme and to make recommendations from which institutions and individuals engaged in statistical education and training (in developed and developing countries) may benefit. They are held immediately before the quadrennial ICME conferences.

International Congresses in Mathematical Education (ICME)

IASE also supports a suite of statistics education sessions at each ICME conference. The latest, ICME12, was held in Seoul, Korea in 2012, and ICME13 is planned for Hamburg in 2016. See the ICME 12 website➶ for Topic Study Group 11 (TSG 11): Teaching and learning of probability, Topic Study Group 12 (TSG 12): Teaching and learning of statistics, and Discussion Group 12 (DG 13): The role of mathematics education in helping to produce a data literate society.

International Research Forum on Statistical Reasoning, Thinking and Literacy, SRTL

The SRTL is an invitational biennial forum bringing together researchers working in the fields of statistical reasoning, statistical thinking and statistical literacy. While not run by IASE itself, the SRTL series is organized and run by IASE members and we are glad to promote it on our website given its proven contribution to knowledge and practice in statistics education. Further information about SRTL


IASE periodically provides support, advice and people to assist with other conferences around the world which are addressing or including statistics education themes.