Globally, 2015 is being recognised as a year of monumental movements, happenings, and remembrances. The United Nations declared 2015 the International Year of Light, it has now been 70 years since the end of WWII, and on the South African front, the first Statistics lecture at the University of Pretoria was given 90 years ago, Department of Statistics at the University of Pretoria celebrates it`s 76th birthday and is hosting the 57th Annual Conference of the South African Statistical Association in collaboration with StatsSA.
The SASA Conference of 2015 promises to be a stimulating and invigorating experience for scholars, students, and industry experts alike, with a multitude of high-profile statisticians and academic leaders attending this conference from all over the world.
Do not not be in Pretoria for this significant event.
The LOC has embarked on revamping the previous format of the conference for 2015 in order to encourage high quality contributions by the 300-400 delegates who are expected to attend. Approximately 15-20 international experts are expected to attend that will form an integral part of the plenary and parallel special sessions – thereby setting an unprecedented level of excellence that few academic conferences across South Africa could compare with favourably. This conference aims to promote the broad variety of statistical areas that can (and should) be studied in South Africa, and assist with the crucial development of analytical skills needed for the country. By having the international speakers present it can greatly assist to make sure that South Africa stay on top of the game of international academic trends in the field of statistics, and ensure a competitive and stimulating research- and industry-based environment for South Africa.