Regular readers of our Newsletters will have seen the lead up to the 2010 Australian Statistical Conference gaining momentum, with Data Analysis Australia being heavily involved in the organising and program committees and also as a proud sponsor of the event. After many years in the planning, the event finally came upon us and took place from December 6th to 9th, at the Esplanade Hotel in Fremantle, Western Australia.
Attracting over 350 delegates from across Australia and the world, it was a memorable and exciting week, with all Data Analysis Australia statistical consultants attending and contributing in some way. Covering topics as diverse as time series analysis, environmental statistics, health and biostatistics, experimental design, spatial statistics, official statistics, finance, stochastic modelling and survey analysis, all attendees, including ourselves, had a great opportunity to learn new statistical techniques, consider new areas of application for existing techniques and identify new areas of interest. We're looking forward to applying some of these ideas to our own work over the upcoming months and years.