Early Career & Student Statisticians Conference

18 to 21 November 2024 (Mon-Thu)

The Early Career & Student Statisticians Conference (ECSSC) is a biennial conference held during the interstitial years of the Australian Statistical Conference (ASC).

It is jointly organised by the ECSS Network of the Statistical Society of Australia (SSA), and the Student and Early Career Statisticians Network (SECS) of the New Zealand Statistical Association (NZSA).

For 2024, we are excited to coordinate three local hubs: Perth, Hobart, and Christchurch; as well as offer a livestream.


The aims of this event are:

  • Provide an opportunity to socialise and share ideas amongst peers.
  • Build and expand professional networks for mutual support and collaboration.
  • Discuss new techniques and technologies applicable to statistics and data science.
  • Promote the role of statistics in academia, government, and industry.

This conference is particularly aimed at serving early career and student statisticians, and the conference programme reflects this. However, anyone who works or is interested in statistics, data science, or related fields is welcome to attend.


ECSSC2024 is a hybrid event held over four half-days across three in-person hubs. For the best experience, delegates are strongly encouraged to attend one of these hubs either in Perth, Hobart, or Christchurch. Nevertheless, presenters at each hub will be livestreamed to the other hubs and to the online audience.

The fourth day is a workshop that is included as part of the conference registration.


The Organising Committee encourages all early career statisticians and students to submit an abstract for inclusion in the conference programme.

We are looking for a diversity of abstracts, i.e., we are not only interested in scientific or academic findings, but invite descriptions of proposals or works-in-progress, career experiences, challenging problems, reviews of emerging statistical technologies and techniques, and even biographies of statistical heroes.

If in doubt, send it out!

Important Dates

Please note that these dates might be adjusted as the conference approaches.

1 July 2024 Open for abstracts
12 July 2024 Registration Open
26 July 2024 Deadline for abstracts submission
23 August 2024 Notification of abstract acceptance
13 September 2024 Deadline for registration of accepted abstracts
14 September 2024 Deadline for early-bird registration
11 October 2024 Programme released
4 November 2024 Invitations to Slack workspace
10 November 2024 Registrations close
11 - 15 November 2024 Tech rehearsals
18 November 2024 Conference starts
21 November 2024 Conference concludes

Acknowledgement of Country

The ECSSC2024 Organising Committee acknowledges the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and New Zealand, and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures; and to elders both past and present.