Conference Information

The 2017 American Statistical Association Symposium on Statistical Inference followed up on the historic American Statistical Association (ASA) Statement on P-Values and Statistical Significance. The statement called for moving statistical analysis and evidence-based decision-making beyond “bright line rules” toward a “post-p<.05 era.”

Although the problems identified in the statement have been known for several decades, previous expressions of concern and calls for action have not fostered broad improvements in practice. Recognizing this failure and seeking to move beyond the Don’ts—the inappropriate interpretations and uses of p-values and significance tests—highlighted in the ASA statement, the Symposium on Statistical inference focused attention on the Do’s—specific approaches for improving practice across broad sets of activities.

American Statistical Association     American Psychological Association
American Educational Research Association

Key Dates

  • June 15, 2017
    Early Registration and Housing Opens
  • September 12, 2017
    Early Registration and Housing Deadline
  • September 13, 2017
    Regular Registration Open (increased fees apply)
  • October 11, 2017 – October 13, 2017
    SSI in Bethesda, MD