IAOS 2016 Conference Officially open

The IAOS 2016 opened with a flourish in Abu Dhabi, UAE earlier today. Over 700 people joined with UAE and Abu Dhabi dignitaries. The official opening started with a warm welcome by HE Butti Al Qubaisi (Director General, Statistics Centre Abu Dhabi. Enforcing the conference theme, HE Reem Al Hashmi, UAE Minister of State, requested delegates to take innovation as a way of life.


IAOS President Ola Awad also welcomed all VIPs and delegates and encouraged delegates to be challenged, inspired and engaged by the discussions throughout the conference.


The technical program was launched in an innovative manner, by Ola Rosling from Gapminder, who emphasised through clever use of visualisation and audience interaction the importance of building a fact based framework that can provide statistics to help see the world.


And with that, the IAOS 2016 was officially underway.


IAOS 2016 Annual Report

On behalf of the IAOS Executive Committee, I am pleased to present the IAOS 2016 annual report. This report sheds the light on major achievements the EXCO committee was able to attain, as well as the advancement it could reach. I appreciate all the outstanding contributions made and I would like to thank everyone in the IAOS family who took part in the progress that the IAOS has accomplished during this year. Last but not least, special gratitude to IAOS' partners who have immensely contributed to the strengthening of the IAOS presence and visibility in the international arena.


The report constitutes of six chapters that correspond to six major topics:

1.      IAOS Strategy Progress (2015-2017).

2.      Delivering Conferences and Workshops.

3.      Developing and Supporting IAOS Membership.

4.      IAOS Communications.

5.      SCORUS Activities.

6.      Conclusion.



Ola Awad       

IAOS President

Download the IAOS 2016 Annual Report

IASE 2017 Satellite Conference - Rabat, Morocco, July 11 - 14, 2017

The International Association for Statistical Education (IASE) is pleased to announce that its 10th Satellite Conference will take place July 11-14 in Rabat, Morocco, just before the 61st World Statistics Congress (WSC61; July 16-21 in Marrakesh in Morocco). IASE Satellites bring 80-120 participants from around the world and the host country to share their passion, expertise and experiences in statistics education. Many delegates continue to the larger WSC which has numerous sessions related to statistics education, but many come just for the Satellite meeting.


The 2017 Satellite conference will be organized around the broad theme *Teaching Statistics in a Data Rich World*. It is co-organized by IASE and IAOS (Int'l Association for Official Statistics) and will be hosted by the Faculty of Sciences at the campus of the University Mohammad V in the city of Rabat.


We invite you to participate at the Satellite, join us for sharing knowledge, questions, and ideas that can help to advance statistics education, and learn from the work of esteemed colleagues from around the world. The conference will mix plenary talks, paper and poster sessions, and pre-conference hands-on workshops in English, Arabic, and French.

The conference language is English, but we will accept a limited number of presentations in Arabic and French (preferably where slides are translated to English), to contribute to capacity-building.


Call for papers: (see also http://bit.ly/IASE2017Call)

The International Program Committee (IPC) is calling for contributions of papers and posters that fit with the theme listed above, and/or that address the sub-topics:


Topic 1. Big data era, what does it mean for us statistics educators?

Topic 2: Creating socially responsible societies with statistics,

Topic 3: Statistics for social scientists, researchers and workers,

Topic 4: Employability skills for statistics graduates,

Topic 5: Special Session on Statistics Education in Africa.


You are invited to send an abstract by *January 14, 2017*.


Interested? Visit the conference website: http://bit.ly/IASE2017  for more and up-to-date information. Send questions about the program and submissions to IPC Chair Ayse Bilgin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


We look forward to seeing you in Rabat!


Andrej Blejec (IASE president, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Ayse Bilgin (IASE2017 IPC Chair, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)



Conference web links:

http://bit.ly/IASE2017 or


IASE Satellite meeting 2017

For many years, IASE is organizing themed conferences held immediately before the ISI World Statistics Congresses.

We will follow the tradition and, in cooperation with IAOS, organize the IASE2017 as the Satellite to 2017 World Statistics Congress in Morocco.

The *IASE 2017* conference will be co-organized with IAOS and several other partners and take place from *11 - 14 July 2017 in Rabat, Morocco*.

Save the dates of *IASE 2017 conference (July 11-14, 2017)* and bookmark the IASE 2017 website http://iase-web.org/conference/satellite17/  where we will soon announce more details.