Bayes on the Beach 2015

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Bayes on the Beach is an (almost) annual conference held in Australia, organised by the Bayesian Research & Applications Group (BRAG) in collaboration with ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematical & Statistical Frontiers  (ACEMS); the Australasian chapter of the International Society for Bayesian Analysis (ISBA); the Statistical Society of Australia, Inc. (SSAI) Bayesian Statistics Section; and Queensland University of Technology (QUT).

This meeting has been held for almost 11 years and is a small gathering of Bayesians drawn from across Australia and around the world. The meeting provides an opportunity for Australian and international researchers to present and discuss the most recent research developments in Bayesian statistics. In this meeting, delegates are encouraged to make contacts with experienced researchers including three internationally well-known keynote speakers. The interactive workshops and tutorials aim to discuss and resolve open problems using Bayesian methods by working in groups. The invited presentations contain a series of interesting and recent research topics related to Bayesian methodology. During the poster sessions, the presenters have the chance to discuss their research with other delegates in a relaxing environment.

Details of the 2015 meeting are as follows:

Location: Mantra Legends Hotel, Cnr Surfers Paradise Boulevard & Laycock Street, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217.

Dates: Monday 7th to Wednesday 9th December.

Abstract submission has been EXTENDED: More details can be found here.  Please submit your abstract to [email protected]  by 30 September 2015. To register your interest, or if you have any questions, please contact the organising committee at [email protected]

Registration fee The registration fee is as follows:

  • Members of ISBA or SSAI: $ 250
  • Non-members of ISBA or SSAI: $ 290
  • Student Members of SSAI:  $120
  • Non-member Students of SSAI: $ 150*

* Please note full time students may become members of SSAI for a fee of only $20.  Further details of SSAI membership can be found here.

The registration fee includes the following: attendance at the conference, conference materials, morning and afternoon tea as well as lunch. The registration fee does not cover: transport to and from the Gold Coast, other meals, accommodation, refreshments at the evening poster sessions (cash bar) and any other participant expenses.   Please check out the conference website here.

Registration closing date: 27 November 2015

Travel Expenses
Occasionally workshops have to be cancelled due to a lack of subscription. Early registration ensures that this will not happen. Please contact the SSAI Office before making any travel arrangements to confirm that the conference will go ahead, because the SSAI will not be held responsible for any travel or accommodation expenses incurred due to a workshop cancellation.


Cancellation Policy Cancellations received prior to Tuesday, 24 November 2015 will be refunded in full. Confirmation of the refund having been processed will be emailed. Should additional documentation pertaining to the refund be required, a $20 administration fee will be charged. After Monday, 23 November 2015 no part of the registration fee will be refunded. However, registrations are transferable within the same organisation. Please advise any changes to [email protected].



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Bayes on the Beach 2015
When: 07/12/2015 - 09/12/2015
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost: from $120.00 (students)
Location: Mantra Legends Hotel,
Surfers Paradise Boulevard,
Surfers Paradise,
QLD 4217

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