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Significance is in Belfast from 2-5 September for the 2019 RSS Conference. As part of our coverage of the event, we’ll be attending sessions and conducting interviews with speakers – but we’re also keen to meet with statisticians and data scientists who may be interested in contributing to future issues of the magazine.

If you are in Belfast and would like to get in touch, you can contact us via Twitter, Facebook or email.

We have also organised (and co-organised) several sessions at conference, so make sure to add the following talks to your conference planner:

  • Tuesday, 3 September, 5pm – Significance ‘In Conversation’: Fighting fake news and false facts with evidence and statistical thinking. A panel chaired by Timandra Harkness (writer, broadcaster and presenter), featuring James Ball (journalist and author) and Peter Cunliffe-Jones (founder, Africa Check).
  • Wednesday, 4 September, 11.50am – Professional development: Getting your work published and maximising its impact. Are you looking to get your work published? Or do you want to raise the profile of your published work? This session, jointly organised by the Young Statisticians Section (YSS) and Wiley, will provide valuable advice for writing journal and magazine articles, give an overview of the article review processes, and explore available self-promotional tools to raise the visibility of your work or research.
  • Wednesday, 4 September, 2.20pm – Professional development: Stats the way to write it! Read any good stats books lately? Ever thought about writing one yourself? This session will explore the process of writing popular science/statistics books, from conception to publication. Co-orgainsed by Significance and the YSS.
  • Wednesday, 4 September, 4.10pm – RSS Prize Winners: Statistical Excellence Award for Early Career Writing 2019. A special session in which the three finalists for the Statistical Excellence Award for Early Career Writing 2019 will deliver presentations based on their articles. Co-orgainsed by Significance and the YSS.

Click here for the full conference programme.


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