World Statistics Day 2015 Theme
“Better data. Better lives”
Importance of World Statistics Day 2015
Official statistics help decision makers develop informed policies that impact millions of people. Improved data sources, sound statistical methods, new technologies and strengthened statistical systems enable better decisions that eventually result in better lives for all of us. On 20 October 2015, the global statistical community will showcase their achievements and their ongoing work to help this vision come true.
World Statistics Day 2015 Venue & Facts:
The first World Statistics Day was commemorated on 20 October 2010 in over 130 countries and areas. World Statistics Day 2015 will be celebrated globally with local events organized by national statistical offices, statistical organizations, UN organizations and universities.
The second World Statistics Day will take place on 20 October 2015, exactly 5 years after the first World Statistics Day. The event, which will be coordinated by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), will operate under the theme, “Statistics for better decision-making—statistics for better development.”
World Statistics Day 2015 Details
UNSD is calling on countries, regional and supranational organizations, thematic-oriented institutions, and government and nongovernmental organizations to join this global celebration of official statistics.
Each participating country and organization can design its celebration and create materials that fit best within its national identify and relate its ideas to the main theme for World Statistics Day and the materials that will be created and disseminated to countries by the UNSD. Among these promotional materials will be posters, pamphlets and handouts. The division also will provide assistance—where possible—with publicity, the organization of seminars and workshops and participation in special events.
The objective of the event is to bringing the importance of official statistics to the attention of policy decisionmakers at the highest levels of national governments and to the public.
what is statistics? Several informal definitions are offered in the book A Career in Statistics: Beyond the Numbers by Gerald Hahn and Necip Doganaksoy:
The science of learning from (or making sense out of) data
The theory and methods of extracting information from observational data for solving real-world problems
The science of uncertainty
The quintessential interdisciplinary science
The art of telling a story with [numerical] data
World Statistics Day 2015 Logo & Video
World Statistics Day Activities & Celebrations:
July 6-7, 2015 — 2015 ICSA China Statistics Conference, International Chinese Statistical Association, Shanghai, China
July 6-8, 2015 — International Symposium in Statistics 2015; Memorial University, Statistical Society of Canada, Institute of Mathematical Statistics, International Statistical Institute, Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute, Atlantic Association for Research in the Mathematical Sciences; St. John’s, Canada
July 12-16, 2015 — 2015 Annual Meeting of the Psychometric Society, Psychometric Society and Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China
July 13-17, 2015 — ESRA 2015 Conference, European Survey Research Association, Reykjavik, Iceland
July 13-17, 2015 — 38th Conference on Stochastic Processes and Their Applications; Oxford-Man Institute of Quantitative Finance, University of Oxford Mathematical Institute and Department of Statistics, and Bernoulli Society for Mathematical Statistics and Probability; Oxford, United Kingdom
July 14-15, 2015 — Teaching the Process of Statistical Investigations with a Randomization-Based Curriculum (Registration), Mathematical Association of America, Roanoke, Virginia, USA
July 19-21, 2015 — 2015 International Conference on Statistics and its Applications (ICSA 2015), Scientific Research Publishing, Shanghai, China
July 26–31, 2015 — 60th ISI World Statistics Congress, International Statistical Institute, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
August 3-5, 2015 — First Latin American ISI Satellite Meeting on Small Area Estimation; International Statistical Institute, International Association of Survey Statisticians, Chilean Society of Statistics, National Institute of Statistics, Ministry of Social Development, and Catholic University of Chile; Santiago, Chile
August 4-6, 2015 — ICSA-Canada Chapter Statistics and Data Science Symposium, International Chinese Statistical Association, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
August 8-13, 2015 — 2015 Joint Statistical Meetings; American Statistical Association, International Biometric Society (ENAR and WNAR), Institute of Mathematical Statistics, International, Chinese Statistical Association, International Indian Statistical Association, International Society for Bayesian Analysis, Korean International Statistical Society, Royal Statistical Society, and Statistical Society of Canada; Seattle, Washington, USA
World Statistics Day 2015- Date Theme Venue Celebrations Video
August 31-September 4, 2015 — Opening Workshop of the 2015-2016 Program on Statistics and Applied Mathematics in Forensic Science, Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA