(Friday 18th, 09:15-10:15)   Chair: Andrej Blejec

Statistics in 2014: Reflections on the occasion of the 175th anniversary of the American Statistical Association

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The ASA is celebrating its 175th anniversary during 2014, with a big celebration planned at the Joint Statistical Meetings in Boston just a couple of weeks after ICOTS. Indeed, there is much to celebrate about our profession, and about the successes of the second oldest professional society in the United States. It is a great time to be a statistician! But there are challenges ahead, too. We’ll talk about the state of the statistical profession, and possible impacts on the teaching of statistics.