64th ISI World Statistics Congress - Ottawa, Canada

64th ISI World Statistics Congress - Ottawa, Canada

ISI WSC 2023 - Delegate Information

We are delighted that you will be joining us at the 64th ISI World Statistics Congress 2023. ISI WSC is the leading event on Statistics & Data Science worldwide. It has been biennially organised since 1887 by the International Statistical Institute (ISI).

ISI WSC 2023 will take place from the 16th – 20th July 2023 in Ottawa, Canada, at:

The Shaw Centre
55 Colonel By Drive
ON K1N 9J2

Please see The Shaw Centre website here.

In order to access the congress venue, you can collect your ISI WSC 2023 delegate badge from the registration desk which opens at 10 am on Sunday 16th July 2023 in the Rideau Canal Atrium on the 2nd floor. Please make sure you bring your ISI WSC 2023 delegate badge with you for the duration of the congress in it’s entirety as entry will not be permitted without this.


Join. Learn. Connect. Network.

The ISI WSC 2023 brings statisticians and data scientists from academia, official statistics, health sector and business, junior, and senior professionals together, in an inviting environment.

The inspiring and human interactive programme will enable you to learn about the latest developments in statistical research and practice in an informal ambience. A series of short courses, satellites and social events complete the WSC programme.


Additional Activities

At this year’s Congress, in addition to a packed Scientific Programme, delegates have the opportunity to attend meetings, short courses, receptions and city walks in Ottawa.

Please find the link to the WSC Week Overview here.


Short Courses

The Short Courses will take place on 14th-15th July 2023 in Ottawa, Canada, just before the 64th ISI World Statistics Congress. The short courses are organised by the ISI with the support of the University of Ottawa, Canada.

The Short Course programme is developed to serve the diverse needs of participants in terms of capacity building. We have highly regarded Instructors who will offer a wide range of short courses on diverse statistical topics, which will help participants to develop the analytical and critical thinking needed to be adaptive and responsive to the dynamics of a rapidly changing world.

Short Courses Location: University of Ottawa - Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS building)

Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS building)
Room 4007
120 University Private,
ON K1N 9A7,

Directions here

Please find the Faculty of Social Sciences webpage here.

To join our Short Courses, please register here. If you have registered for a short course, you will receive further joining instructions for your specific short course.


Take a Walk Through History - Join Our Ottawa City Walk

Date: Monday, 17th July 2023

Time: 9:00-12:00

Price of Tour: €25 per person

Starting Point: Shaw Centre, 55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa – Room 209

The Ottawa Partners City Walk is currently fully booked, you can add your guest to the waiting list through the registration site and they will be contacted should spaces become available.



ISI will be hosting one reception and a Gala Dinner at the ISI WSC 2023. Please find the details for these activities below:

Opening Ceremony (Canada Hall 1 & 2) and Welcome Reception (Parliament Foyer) | Sunday July 2023, 16:00 – 19:30 (open to all ISI WSC 2023 Registrants and Accompanying Persons)

The Opening Ceremony will be one to be remembered. It will be officially opened by the National Anthem of Canada, with a warm welcome from influential representatives. The ceremony will showcase Canadian culture and heritage, as well as an address from Stephen Penneck (ISI President) and Anil Arora (Chief Statistician of Canada).

Gala Dinner (Trillium Ballroom) | Thursday 20 July 2023, 19:00 - 22:00 (ticket(s) must be purchased through your WSC account)

The Gala Dinner is currently fully booked, you can add yourself to the waiting list through the registration site and you will be contacted should spaces become available. Delegates will be required to present their WSC 2023 attendance badge in order to access the Gala Dinner.


Plan your experience

To help you plan your agenda before you arrive in Ottawa, please use the online programme which details all sessions and their location.

Delegates who have ordered a printed programme can collect their copy from the ISI WSC Registration desk in the Rideau Canal Atrium on the 2nd floor.

As well as the sessions taking place, you will also have the opportunity to meet and network with the ISI WSC 2023 Partners and Exhibitors. You can find the exhibition stands on level 3 in the Parliament Foyer.  



Ottawa will be busy! Make sure that you have your accommodation ready for your visit – you can find our recommended hotels in the area by clicking here


Light Rail Transport QR

As part of your attendance at the ISI WSC 2023, ISI and OC Transpo are delighted to offer a transit pass to allow you to navigate the city of Ottawa during the congress. You will receive a separate email with your unique QR code, should you have any queries then please do let us know.

From: Sunday 16th July 2023
To: Friday 21stth July 2023

How to use: Scan your unique barcode on a fare at an O-Train station or show this email to the Bus Operator. If taking Para Transpo, book your trip as normal and show this email to the Operator.

This fare is only valid on the dates listed above.

Visit octranspo.com to plan your trip or for more information.


Flash Your Badge Discount Scheme

ISI and Ottawa Tourism are also delighted to offer The Delegate Insider Badge which grants you and a guest the opportunity to experience the most of Ottawa for less with these incredible discounts. To take advantage of the discount scheme simply present your valid ISI WSC 2023 delegate badge at participating businesses to enjoy. Please contact in advance to make a reservation or confirm availability.

Please find our participating businesses and make the most out of your ISI WSC 2023 experience in Ottawa by scanning the QR code below.

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Partners & Exhibitors

We are very grateful to our Partners and Exhibitors for their generous support which allows to continue hosting this renowned congress. We encourage you to connect with them and to benefit from the content that they are sharing.

Platinum Partner


Silver Partner


A full list of Partners and Exhibitors can be found here.


Thank you again for your important contribution to enrich our Scientific Programme at the upcoming International Statistical Institute (ISI) World Statistics Congress. We look forward to seeing you in Ottawa.

Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Many thanks and kind regards,

ISI WSC Events Team

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