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The joy of meeting statisticians!

What a joy it was to travel up to Manchester earlier this month and discuss statistics with live people in a conference room!  Well done Royal Statistical Society for putting on a great conference with ‘in the room’ and virtual attendees. For me the delight was being back in a proper conference environment again and visiting a city I hardly know.

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The joy of meeting statisticians!
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What have you been doing in the holidays?

When I was small, on return to school in September, we had to write an essay: ‘What I did in the summer holidays’.  So with apologies to ISI members in the southern hemisphere (maybe imagine it’s February?) I thought I would make this the theme of this ‘summer’ blog.

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What have you been doing in the holidays?
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Looking back at the success of the WSC and starting my term as ISI President

Starting a term of office at the end of the WSC feels very strange.  But in some ways it is ideal.  I have always found the WSC an uplifting experience and always go home with lots of notes about ideas to follow up and of new people I have met to keep in touch with.  Not so much of the latter this time, given its virtual nature, but plenty of highlights.  I will be using future blogs to set out some thoughts for the future but thought I would use this first blog to reflect on the WSC just past.

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Looking back at the success of the WSC  and starting my term as ISI President
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Let the show begin!

We are just a few days away from the opening of the first Virtual ISI World Statistics Congress! What an exciting journey it has been so far.

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Let the show begin!
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Responding to professional call(s)

If you are reading this blog, then you likely identify ‘statistician’ as one of your vocations. Vocation is defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as a “summons or strong inclination to a particular state or course of action” or as a synonym of occupation – “the work in which a person is employed.”

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Responding to professional call(s)
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See you at the Virtual WSC in July!

I am writing this message on 11 May, with two months to go until the Virtual ISI World Statistics Congress on 11-16 July. The preparation for the Congress has been an exciting journey so far!

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See you at the Virtual WSC in July!
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Providing for our future

The fourth of our strategic priorities is to secure our financial stability. The financial stability of ISI  supports our pursuit of the three strategic priorities described in previous columns, namely, to encourage statistical communication and networking, to increase the public voice of statistics, and to develop statistical capacity.

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Providing for our future
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Accreditation promoting statisticians

AEUStat

The Federation of European National Statistical Societies (https://fenstats.eu/) has created a system for accreditation of statisticians (AEUStat). Similar systems are in place in, among others, UK, USA, Canada and Australia and they have served as models for FENStatS’ AEUStat accreditation.

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Accreditation promoting statisticians
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Growing, Collaborating and Empowering

The first two ISI strategic priorities were discussed in February and March. Statistical Communication and Networking and increasing the Public Voice of Statistics. The focus of my comments this month are on Developing Statistical Capacity.

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Growing, Collaborating and Empowering