Hundreds of statistical practitioners and data scientists—including data analysts, researchers, and scientists—came together to learn new statistical methodologies and best practices in statistical analysis, design, consulting, and programming. The conference continues to be designed to help applied statisticians improve their ability to consult with and aid customers and to help organizations solve real-world problems.
The intended audience includes those statisticians, data analysts, researchers, and scientists who engage in statistical analysis, design, and consulting as a major component of their job. They may teach, engage in research, and perform administrative duties, but their main role is the practice of statistics.
A sizable portion of the audience will have graduate degrees in statistics or a related area. Others will have no statistics degree, but will have mastered their skills through coursework as part of another discipline and self-study.