Conference Information

The 2017 Women in Statistics and Data Science Conference in La Jolla, California, aims to bring together hundreds of statistical practitioners and data scientists to “Share WISDOM (Women In Statistics, Data science, and -OMics).” WSDS2017 will highlight the achievements and career interests of women in statistics and data science. Senior, mid-level, and junior stars representing industrial, academic, and government communities will unite to present their life’s work and share their perspectives on the role of women in today’s statistics and data science fields. Through formal sessions and informal networking opportunities, the conference will empower and challenge women statisticians and biostatisticians to do the following:

Share knowledge by offering technical talks about important, modern, and cutting-edge research
Build community by encouraging discussions establishing fruitful multi-disciplinary collaborations, supporting mentoring relationships, and sharing strategies for resolving problems
Grow influence by providing advice for establishing and sustaining successful careers, showcasing the accomplishments of successful women professionals, and supporting the development of leadership skills


Donna Brogan, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University

“Lessons and Strategies Distilled from Life Events: My Professional Story”

Donna Brogan, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University


Bonnie Ray
Bonnie Ray
“Questions I Should Have Asked ...”

Susmita Datta, University of Florida
Susmita Datta, University of Florida
“Making Your Mark”

Jeri Mulrow, Bureau of Justice Statistics
Jeri Mulrow, Bureau of Justice Statistics
“Statistical Leadership in the Federal Government”

Key Dates

  • March 1, 2017 – April 20, 2017
    Concurrent and Speed Submission
  • June 1, 2017
    Early Registration and Housing Opens
  • July 13, 2017
    Speaker Registration Deadline
  • September 7, 2017
    Early Registration Deadline
  • September 8, 2017
    Regular Registration (increased fees apply)
  • September 22, 2017
    Housing Deadline
  • October 19, 2017 – October 21, 2017
    WSDS 2017 in La Jolla, CA