The International Statistical Institute (ISI) is one of the oldest international scientific associations functioning in the modern world. Its first congresses were convened in 1853, and it was formally established in 1885. The Institute is an autonomous society, which seeks to develop and improve statistical methods and their application through the promotion of international activity and co-operation.


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ISI World Statistics Congresses


59th WSC in  Hong Kong, S.A.R. China, 2013

The ISI World Statistics Congresses (WSC), formerly known as ISI Sessions, take place once every two years in a different country and is organised with the host country's central bureau of statistics. This is the main activity of the ISI where all our Associations, Committees and various types of members come together to participate in the different aspects of the WSC for one entire week. The next ISI WSC is in Hong Kong, S.A.R. China from 25-30 August 2013.


The WSCs have a rich Scientific Programme that are grouped into three types of meetings: invited sessions, contributed sessions and special topic sessions. There is an Administrative Programme that includes meetings of the Executive Committees, Councils, General Assemblies and Committees of the ISI and the Associations. During specific evenings, the local hosts spend a lot of attention on the Social Programme to give participants a flavour of the culture of the host country. The Social Programme also includes daytime activities for accompanying persons. In addition to the activities of the WSC, there are Satellite Meetings and Short Courses of the ISI and the Associations that take place in or close to the host city before and after the main WSC week. There are also options for pre-organised tours.


Guidelines or ISI Satellite Meetings


Upcoming ISI WSCs:

63rd ISI World Statistics Congress 2021


Past ISI WSCs:

59th ISI WSC, Hong Kong, S.A.R. China 2013

60th ISI WSC, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2015

58th ISI WSC, Dublin, Ireland 2011


ISI World Statistics Congresses Cities and Years


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