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To have your event added to this list, please forward the event details, including url, to our Events Coordinator Jodi Phillips.

Upcoming events

    • 16 Nov 2023
    • (AEDT)
    • 31 Oct 2024
    • (AEDT)
    • Online-weekly one hour classes-this is 6 courses offered over the next year
    Expression of interest in survey and data science courses in 202324


    Due to the high demand for the Sampling Course in 2022 and strong interest in other courses from the International Program in Survey and Data Science (IPSDS) Masters program the Social Research Centre and Statistical Society of Australia have partnered again to expand IPSDS course offerings in Australia.

    The IPSDS is a program of the University of Mannheim and the Joint Program in Survey Methodology at the University of Maryland. It is directed by Prof. Frauke Kreuter, who is professor at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.

    These course offerings are motivated back the lack of Australian equivalents.

    If you are interested in the Item Nonresponse, Sampling, Big Data/Machine Learning for Surveys and/or Weighting courses please register your interest so that we can determine whether there is sufficient demand. 

    The courses to be offered in 2023–24 are:





    Item Nonresponse and Imputation

    Jun–Jul 2023 (4 weeks)

    Prof Jörg Drechsler

    Familiarity with generalised linear models and basic knowledge of R

    Sampling I

    Oct–Nov 2023 (8 weeks)

    Dr Raphael Nishimura

    A sound background in applied statistics, proficiency in mathematics, including basic algebra

    Introduction to Big Data/‌Machine Learning I

    Jan–Feb 2024 (4 weeks)

    Prof Frauke Kreuter and Prof Trent D. Buskirk

    None, but undergrad statistics background, some familiarity with regression models assumed and familiarity with R recommended

    Sampling II

    Mar–Apr 2024 (4 weeks)

    Dr Raphael Nishimura

    Sampling I or equivalent; R skills helpful

    Step-by-Step in Survey Weighting

    Mar–Apr 2024 (4 weeks)

    Dr Anna-Carolina Haensch

    Sampling I or equivalent

    Machine Learning II

    Sep–Oct 2024 (8 weeks)

    Prof Christoph Kern and Prof Trent D. Buskirk

    Machine Learning I or equivalent and basic knowledge of R

    Basic R skills can be acquired from a SSA R workshop which will be offered before the Machine Learning course or online e.g. via DataCamp or equivalent.

    All courses are conducted over 4 or 8 weeks period (depending on the course) with weekly 1 hour online classes in addition to assignments and exam assessment at the end of the course. Participants should expect pre-recorded videos, readings and exercises to be completed outside of the weekly meetings consistent with a master’s course.

    Indicative cost per course is $1,500(ex-GST) per attendee, with $1,250(ex-GST) per attendee volume discount for organisations enrolling three or more.

    We are asking for expressions of interest in these courses to ensure there is sufficient demand for the courses to run. Please register your interest or contact with any questions.

    • 10 Dec 2023
    • (AEDT)
    • 15 Dec 2023
    • (AEDT)
    • Wollongong, NSW
    Registration is closed

    The local organising committee warmly invites you to the 2023 Australian Statistical Conference (ASC) and Australian Conference on Teaching Statistics (OZCOTS), which will take place in Wollongong from the 10th to the 15th of December 2023.

    The theme for the 2023 Australian Statistical Conference (ASC) is ‘Statisticians in society’, focusing on the key role statisticians play in communication across diverse areas that are key to our society.

    ASC 2023 will bring together statisticians from across Australia, as an opportunity to communicate with one another, and advance our collective knowledge of statistical methods and applications. We look forward to offering a diverse program featuring speakers from academia, government and industry across a range of disciplines and career stages.  While there is the option to attend online, we would like to encourage everyone to attend in person. The conference is a wonderful opportunity to connect with statisticians from all walks of life.

    The conference will be held at the University of Wollongong, situated in the heart of Wollongong. Wollongong is the third-largest city in New South Wales and only an hour from Sydney. Wollongong offers an escape-worthy collection of world-class beaches, playful adventures, eats, arts and iconic attractions. 

    ASC/OZCOTS 2023 promises to be a truly amazing experience on both a professional and a social level. We look forward to seeing you in Wollongong in 2023!

    Some of the things to look forward to:

    Incredible Keynote speakers: 

    Professor Sir David Spiegelhalter
    Dr Kalinda Griffiths
    Professor Xiao-Li Meng
    Professor Julie Simpson
    Professor Ian Gordon and
    our inaugural Horizon Lectures.

    The Horizon Lectures aim to recognise emerging leaders in Australia’s statistics community and their contributions to advancing statistical practice across academia, government, and/or industry. Lectures will be awarded to mid-career statisticians working in any discipline who have made an impact within their field(s) of expertise and have demonstrated leadership in building capacity in statistical expertise within Australia

    Social Events and Dinners:

    We invite you to attend the Early Career and Student Statisticians Network ASC Social, taking place on 12 December 2023 at the Illawarra Brewery's outdoor terrace of WINN Stadium. This event will be a relaxed get-together for students, early-career statisticians, and seasoned professionals. With beach views as the backdrop, attendees will have the chance to connect with like-minded individuals, discuss career opportunities, while enjoying nibbles and drinks and having fun.

    No ASC would be complete without its traditional conference dinner, held on 13 December in the Grand Ballroom of the Sage Hotel. Centrally located within walking distance of all our conference hotels, this is a great venue to socialise and celebrate the spirit of statistics.

    And finally, on 14 December 2023 you can indulge in a fabulous dinner at Lucia’s by the Sea, hosted by OZCOTS. This delightful beachfront venue, next to the Novotel Wollongong, will provide another beautiful setting where you can connect with peers, discuss the conference's insights and enjoy a lovely meal together.

    Pre-conference workshops

    In the lead-up to the conference we are offering three pre-conference workshops (Sunday, 10 December 2023):

    Essential Skills for Statistical Communication

    Presented by Professor Sir David Spiegelhalter, University of Cambridge, A/Professor Jen Martin, University of Melbourne and Dr Linden Ashcroft, University of Melbourne.  Click here for more information and to register.

    Statistical Consultancy – The Essentials for Getting Started and Ongoing Success

    Presented by Professor Julie Simpson, University of Melbourne, A/Professor Emily Karahalios, University of Melbourne and A/Professor Karen Lamb, University of Melbourne. Click here for more information and to register.

    Deep Statistics for More Rigorous and Efficient Data Science

    Presented by Professor  Xiao-Li Meng, Harvard University. Click here for more information and to register.

    For any questions please email the events coordinator, Jodi Phillips, at

    Cancellation Policy:

    Cancellations received prior to Monday, 27 November 2023 will be refunded, minus a $25 administration fee. From then onwards no part of the registration fee will be refunded. However, until Tuesday, 5 December 2023, 5 pm AEDT registrations are transferable within the same organisation. Please advise any changes to

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