Welcome to NESS 2020: Statistical Science in a Changing World

Conference Dates: Postponed until further notice
Location: Providence Campus of the University of Rhode Island


The New England Statistical Society has been closely following the development of the COVID-19 situation, and after attentive deliberation has decided to postpone the 34th New England Statistics Symposium. The new tentative dates are September 3-5, 2020. We all hope that by then it will be safe for all attendees to travel and assemble for a large meeting. Please keep checking this page for further updates, program details, registration dates, and deadlines.


NESS is playing close attention to the developments of the spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus. We are following the advice of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We encourage potential participants to check the CDC Website and follow the WHO's Travel Advice. The epidemic is evolving, and we will try to keep everyone updated about changes in schedule or dates. Please check this page for changes often.

The University of Rhode Island (URI) is proud to host the 34th New England Statistics Symposium (NESS) on TBD, 2020. The symposium has been bringing together statisticians from all over New England to a central location to share research, discuss emerging issues in the field, and network with colleagues since it was first started at UConn in 1987. Since the establishment of the New England Statistical Society in 2017, the symposium is held jointly with the society and a local host every year.

The symposium will be a 3-day event, featuring short courses, plenary talks, invited sessions, career development panel discussion, student paper competition, student poster competition, and Chernoff Lecture.

Timeline / Important Dates

Invited Session Proposal Deadline: TBD
Student Paper Competition Deadline: TBD
Student Poster Competition Deadline: TBD
Statathon Submission Deadline: TBD
Online Registration Closes: TBD