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#60ISIWSC – 60th World Statistics Congress

topo_bgThe International Statistics Institute World Statistics Congress

For your information, the 60th ISI World Statistics Congress (WSC) will be taking place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, during 26–31 July 2015.

The congress brings together members of the statistical community, from across the globe, to present, discuss, promote and disseminate research and best practice in every field of Statistics and its applications.

You can find out more using the link isi2015.org and can keep up with what is going on using the hashtag #60ISIWSC.

For those with an interest in statistical education there is a satellite conference held by the IASE during the 22-24 July. There is a separate site with a full programme of events available now, it can be found at iase-web.org.

ONS Census 2021 – Have Your Say

On a slightly related note the Office for National Statistics have announced there are now only 6 weeks remaining to haCensus2021ve your say with regards the next national census that will take place in 2021.

You can view a statement on the consultation from John Pullinger, National Statistician, on the ONS website. The link in full is below.


The Graphical Web 2014

Last week the University of Winchester became the venue for The Graphical Web conference (#tgw2014), the annual event, a showcase for the presentation of visual information on the web, was this year organised by the Data Visualisation Centre, UK Office for National Statistics (ONS). As you can imagine this global conference attracts a broad range of professionals and certainly proved popular this year with over 160 delegates attending over 4 days.

The conference was excellent, with some amazingly insightful and engaging presentations on the theme of Visual Storytelling, the conference had three paths or strands; Technical / Standards, Visual Storytelling and Case Studies. You can check the conference website (link below) to view any of the various keynotes, presentations and videos – many will be added over the next few days so keep checking back. Of particular interest to many visiting the ICSE will be talks by members of the ONS Digital Content team.

  • SVG: Storytelling & Visualisation in Government: - Robert Fry (Office for National Statistics, Digital Content)
  • Learning to program graphics – a key to unlocking innovation: - Alan Smith (Office for National Statistics, Principal Methodologist, Data Visualisation)

You can read the thoughts of chief conference organiser Alan Smith OBE, Head of Digital Content at the ONS, here.

Next year The Graphical Web 2015 will be held at Slippery Rock University, Pennsylvania, USA … that already sounds like an exciting proposition.

The Graphical Web