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.
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 63rd World Statistics Congress (WSC62➶), organized by the International Statistical Institute (ISI) will be held online in July 2021.
IASE Satellite Conferences
These conferences are held immediately before or after 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.
Prior Satellite meetings were as follows:
2019 in Kuala Lumpur, Malasia➶ Theme: Decision Making Based on Data; before WSC62;
2017 in Rabat, Morocco➶ Theme: Teaching Statistics in a Data Rich World; before WSC61;
2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil➶ Theme: Advances in Statistics Education: developments, experiences and assessments; before WSC60;
2013 in Macao.➶ Theme: Statistics Education for Progress: Youth and Official Statistics; before WSC 59;
2011 in Dublin, Ireland. Theme: Statistics Education and Outreach; before WSC58;
2009 in Durban, South Africa. Theme: Next Steps in Statistics Education; before WSC57;
2007 in Guimarães, Portugal. Theme: Asssing Student Learning in Statistics; before WSC56;
2005 in Sydney, Australia. Theme: Statistics Education and Communication of Statistics, before WSC55;
2003 in Berlin, Germany. Theme: Statistics and the Internet; before WSC54;
2001 in Seoul, Korea. Theme: Statistical Literacy; before WSC53;
1993 in Perugia, Italy. First IASE Scientific Meeting; before WSC49.
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.