Swiss Statistics Meeting 2018

The Swiss Statistics Meeting is the big event in the statistics calendar which is held once every two years. From 27-29 August 2018, statisticians from official statistics, the private sector and academia will come together at the University of Zürich.

The Swiss Statistics Meeting is jointly organised by the Swiss Statistical Society (SSS), the Swiss Conference of regional statistical offices (CORSTAT) and the Federal Statistical Office (FSO). The presentations and discussions will consider current challenges, new developments and methodical issues.

Statistics and emotions

In 2018 the Swiss Statistics Meeting will be held under the motto: Statistics and emotions.The focus is on the discussion and the exchange of experiences about whether decisions too often made on a purely emotional basis, neglecting statistical data and proven facts? How important are evidence-based decision processes given that factual correctness is becoming less and less relevant in politics and the economy? How do statisticians deal with “fake news”? What emotions do surveys or statistical results trigger among the public? What biases and resentments exist compared with fact-based statistics? The Swiss Statistics Meeting will contain a mixture of plenary meetings and presentations with thematic workshops. 

We will also hold a hackathon for the first time and of course organise a poster session once again.