Log in

Young Statisticians Conference 2019 - Call for abstracts

  • 6 Mar 2019 3:22 PM
    Message # 7201822
    Marie-Louise Rankin (Administrator)

    Young Statisticians’ Conference 2019- Visualising the Future

    Tuesday 1 October to Wednesday 2 October 2019

    Manuka Oval, Canberra

    The organising committee of the Statistical Society of Australia’s 2019 Young Statisticians’ Conference invite early career young statisticians to submit an abstract for an oral presentation.

    Invited speakers

    This year’s program includes keynote sessions from Dr Alison Presmanes Hill (RStudio), Ms Teresa Dickinson (Australian Bureau of Statistics), Dr Felicity Splatt (Quantium) and Dr Margarita Moreno-Betancur (University of Melbourne). A pre-conference workshop will be conducted by Dr Alison Presmanes Hill on Monday 30 September.

    Abstract submission

    Abstract submissions can be made via the online portal at until Saturday 1 June. You will be informed of the status of your submitted abstract by Monday 1 July. Cash prizes will be awarded to the best student presentations.

    Video competition

    We also encourage you to submit an entry into the YSC2019 Three-minute Video Competition by Sunday 15 September. The aim of this competition is to inspire attendees and those who are unable to attend the conference to showcase their work in a unique way. The winner will be awarded a cash prize. Please visit the video competition website at for registration and details on rules and regulations. Enjoy the 2017 winning entry at

    Conference registration

    All presenters are required to register for the conference by Tuesday 17 September. You can complete the online registration form at

    Dennis Trewin prize

    The Canberra Branch of the Statistical Society of Australia proudly presents the 2019 Dennis Trewin prize. The Dennis Trewin prize is open to current PhD and Masters students in statistics and related fields in their final year of study, as well as students who have graduated in the last 12 months from an eligible university. Supervisors from ACU (ACT campus), ANU, CSU, SCU (Lismore campus), UCanberra, UArmidale and UNSW (ADFA and ACT campuses) are asked to nominate any number of eligible students by email to Student will be asked to provide an abstract of their thesis by Friday 29 April. Shortlisted applicants will be notified on Saturday 30 April and will be required to record a 15-20-minute talk on their thesis. The winner will receive a $1,000 cash prize, registration for the Young Statisticians’ Conference and travel expenses to the ACT and will present a 45-minute seminar on Monday 30 September

    If you have any further questions regarding the eligibility criteria and submission process, please do not hesitate to email

    Further details

    For more information visit the conference website, the Young Statisticians Conference 2019 Facebook page, and @2019Young on Twitter.

    Key dates 2019

    Dennis Trewin prize nominations close                     Friday 29 April

    Dennis Trewin prize shortlist announced                   Saturday 30 April

    Conference abstract submission closes                    Saturday 1 June

    Notification of conference abstract acceptance         Monday 1 July

    Dennis Trewin prize videos due                                 Friday 19 July

    Dennis Trewin prize winner announced                     Monday 5 August

    Early bird registration period ends                             Friday 16 August

    Three-minute video competition submissions due     Monday 15 September

    Conference registration closes                                   Tuesday 17 September

    Pre-conference workshop                                           Monday 30 September

    Dennis Trewin prize seminar                                      Monday 30 September

    Conference opens                                                      Tuesday 1 October

    Conference dinner                                                      Tuesday 1 October

    Conference closes                                                      Wednesday 2 October

    #ysc2019 #SSA

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software