The International Year of Statistics ("Statistics2013") is a worldwide celebration and recognition of the contributions of statistical science. Through the combined energies of organizations worldwide, Statistics2013 will promote the importance of Statistics to the broader scientific community, business and government data users, the media, policy makers, employers, students, and the general public.
The goals of Statistics2013 include:
*increasing public awareness of the power and impact of Statistics on all aspects of society;
*nurturing Statistics as a profession, especially among young people; and
*promoting creativity and development in the sciences of Probability and Statistics
As of September 13, 2012 there are 736 participating organisations representing at least 95 countries.
If you wish to support the International Year of Statistics and your organization has not yet signed on, please consider doing so by going to http://statistics2013.org and clicking on "Join." Joining creates no obligation, but it does connect you to the worldwide network of organizations and people who are interesting in promoting statistics through the unique opportunity of the International Year of Statistics.
On behalf of the International Year of Statistics Steering Committee
Richard Emsley, International Biometric Society
Adam Jakubowski, ISI/Bernoulli Society
Denise Lievesley, Royal Statistical Society
David Madigan, Institute of Mathematical Statistics
Vijay Nair, International Statistical Institute
Sastry Pantula, American Statistical Association
Ada van Krimpen, International Statistical Institute
Ron Wasserstein, Executive Director, American Statistical Association
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