IASE 2020 Roundtable Conference
New Skills in the Changing World
of Statistics Education
6 – 10 July 2020, Nanjing, China


Due to the global pandemic caused by the coronavirus disease COVID-19, IASE has decided, after careful consideration of possible consequences and implications, that the Roundtable cannot be held as planned as an on-site conference.

Instead, the IPC plans for an online exchange of ideas and discussion, independent of time and space in July 2020.

More detailed information will be disseminated to all invited participants soon.


The International Association for Statistical Education (IASE) is pleased to announce its 2020 Roundtable Conference that will take place on July 6-10, 2020 in Nanjing, China, just before the 14th International Congress of Mathematics Education (ICME-14; July 12-19, 2020 in Shanghai). IASE Roundtables are working conferences with participation by invitation only with the aim to bring 40-50 educators from around the world and the host country to share their passion, expertise and experiences in statistics education.


The five-day Roundtable will be held at Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics under the unique theme “New Skills in the Changing World of Statistics Education”. Given the rapid developments in the ways of interacting with data enabled by digital technologies, this conference aims to discuss development of foundations for statistical literacy from early school years in moving towards big data and “new” skills in relation to data science and analytics, the role of different types of digital tools, and curricular issues in statistics education. The conference also intends to inspire collaborative efforts with various related disciplines and to build bridges between statisticians, statistics educators, software designers, data scientists and data providers.

Through a mixture of formats including extensive discussions in small groups, the meeting will advance current knowledge about conceptual frameworks, teaching methods, technology solutions, and curricular materials that can support and promote students’ learning and understanding of statistics in this changing world of statistics education. All submissions will be peer-refereed. A main outcome of the Roundtable will be a monograph containing a set of high-standard updated papers and concrete teaching materials, reflecting the discussions and work during the Roundtable. All papers and posters as well as teaching resources based on the Roundtable will be published in the IASE online Proceedings and future Resources webpage. It is possible to participate in the Roundtable in one of four invited roles: Paper presenter, Workshop organizer, Poster presenter, or Discussant leader.

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Call for papers

The IASE 2020 Roundtable accepted applications for contributions in the form of papers, workshops and posters that fit the theme “New Skills in the Changing World of Statistics Education” and that address one of the following topics:

  1. The use of real and meaningful data in teaching and learning statistics
  2. The emerging role of multivariate thinking in inferential reasoning
  3. The influence of data science on the school curriculum and introductory statistics courses
  4. Increasing power of technology and its use for doing statistics and for enhancing learning and understanding of key statistical concepts
  5. The changing nature of data visualization and implications for the curriculum.
  6. Collaboration with other disciplines to enhance students’ statistical understanding

Submissions have now closed.


  • Questions about the scientific program and submissions can be sent to the Chair of the International Program Committee, Sibel Kazak.