Scientific Congresses & Conferences


The ISI World Statistics Congresses (WSC) are held biennially in different countries and regions, organized by the International Statistical Institute (ISI) in close collaboration with the host country's National Statistics Office and Society.

These scientific congresses serve as the flagship events of the ISI, distinguished by a comprehensive programme structure. This includes a rigorous Scientific Programme crafted by the scientific community that will attend, a thoughtfully designed Social and Cultural Programme, an Administrative Programme, a lineup of Short Courses, Satellite Meetings, and a distinguished Awards Ceremony. The WSCs provide a platform for global statisticians to converge, exchange knowledge, and foster collaboration.

Would you like to become a host country for the WSC? Please view our selection criteria.

This significant biennial congress and its events span a week, during which all our Associations, Committees, and participants engaged in global statistics converge to partake in diverse WSC activities. Additionally, associated events unfold in the days preceding or following this week-long assembly. The WSCs thus serve as a focal point, fostering collaboration and engagement among ISI members worldwide.

Attendees can expect a formal and structured environment that emphasizes scholarly discourse and professional development. The ISI World Statistics Congresses stand as a cornerstone in the world of statistics, offering a platform for the dissemination of research, networking opportunities, and recognition of outstanding contributions in the field.


The Hague 2025

The 65th World Statistics Congress will take place in The Hague, 5 - 9 October 2025.

ISI World Statistics Congress 2027: Busan

We are are delighted to annouce that our WSC 2027 is planned for 11-15 July 2027 in Busan, Republic of Korea. 

Past Scientific Congresses

Explore comprehensive overviews of past World Science Congresses, complete with detailed reports, proceedings, and videos. Immerse yourself in the success stories of our congresses held across the globe, showcasing groundbreaking research and innovation. Join us in shaping the future of science through these impactful and memorable events.

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Partners, Sponsors, and Exhibitors


Unlock global visibility and engagement opportunities by becoming a financial partner or exhibitor at our WSC events. Your commitment not only makes the WSC possible but also plays a pivotal role in shaping an optimal and affordable experience for the global statistical community.

By aligning your brand with our WSC, you gain a unique platform to showcase your commitment to advancing statistical knowledge on a global scale. Your financial support contributes directly to the success of the event, enabling us to create a dynamic and inclusive environment for statisticians, researchers, and industry professionals.

Partnering with us means more than just sponsorship; it's a strategic investment in the future of statistical science. Join hands to serve the statistical community and leave a lasting impact on the world of data and analytics. Together, let's build a collaborative and impactful future through your support of our WSC events.

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Scientific Programme

The WSCs are known for their comprehensive Scientific Programmes organized into two distinct session types:

  • Invited paper sessions (IPS)
  • Contributed and posters sessions (CPS)

Administrative Programme

A full Administrative Programme includes meetings of the various groups of the ISI and its Associations:

  • Executive committees
  • Councils
  • General assemblies
  • Committees

This includes special interest meetings relevant to the particular WSC.

Social Programme

The captivating Social Programme transforms the WSC into an unforgettable and exciting experience, offering participants insight into the host country's culture. The curated Social Programme extends its allure with daytime activities tailored for accompanying persons, ensuring a well-rounded and enriching event for all.

Satellite Meetings

Satellite events, integral to the WSC, occur in or near the host city both preceding and following the primary WSC week. These supplementary gatherings synergize with the WSC, contributing to the creation of a comprehensive and exceptional international statistical event that leaves a lasting impression in every aspect.

Short Course Programme

Short Courses are held two days before the World Statistics Congress. They are organized by the ISI with the support of participating institutions.

During this programme our highly regarded instructors helps participants develop the analytical and critical thinking needed to be adaptive and responsive to the dynamics of a rapidly changing world.


During the WSC Awards Ceremony, the ISI and its affiliated Associations acknowledge, celebrate, and honor individuals who have made exceptional contributions to the fields of Statistics and Data Science. This ceremony serves as a platform to recognize and commend noteworthy achievements within these disciplines.