#LeadWithStatistics: JSM 2018

Last week, This is Statistics joined more than 6,000 professionals from 52 countries around the world in Vancouver for the annual Joint Statistical Meeting (JSM). This year’s theme was #LeadWithStatistics, which highlights how to demonstrate and exemplify leading with statistical collaboration and partnerships throughout the statistical community and beyond.

JSM is one of the largest statistical events in the world, and the American Statistical Association is the lead organizer of the conference. The 600-plus sessions covered a huge variety of topics, including national security, sport analytics, marketing, federal statistics, sexual harassment, precision medicine and climate change.

The more than 1,000 students who attended aren’t just there to observe—they speak on panels, participate in job interviews, and present at poster sessions.

The This is Statistics team enjoyed speaking with many of the student attendees at the JSM Student Mixer. The student mixer provided an opportunity for students to mingle with their peers and make new connections.

Other highlights included the invited address, delivered by ASA President Lisa LaVange. LaVange spoke about her vision to ensure statisticians have access to the best leadership training opportunities available and the critical role ASA plays in supporting current leaders and developing new ones.

Keep an eye out for new content on This is Statistics which will feature students and statisticians we met at JSM!

Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram for highlights from conference and check out #LeadWithStatistics.

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