General Information & Past WSCs

World Statistics Congresses

The ISI World Statistics Congresses (WSC) take place once every two years in different countries. Though organized by the ISI, we work closely with the country’s National Statistics Office and Society. The WSCs and their associated events are the highpoint of activities of the ISI where all our Associations, Committees, members and participants involved in statistics worldwide come together to participate in the many different activities and highlights of the WSC for an entire week and associated activities immediately before or after this week.

Each WSC has a rich Scientific Programme that include invited paper sessions (IPS) and contributed paper/poster sessions (CPS). A full Administrative Programme includes meetings of the Executive Committees, Councils, General Assemblies and Committees of the ISI and the Associations, and special interest meetings relevant to the particular WSC. The Social Programme makes the WSC an event to remember and gives participants a flavour of the culture of the host country. The Social Programme also includes daytime activities for accompanying persons.

Associated with the WSC are Satellite Meetings and Short Courses of the ISI and the Associations. These take place in or close to the host city before and after the main WSC week and combine with the WSC to provide an overall outstanding international statistical event which is memorable in every way.

Forthcoming ISI WSCs

Host selection criteria
64th ISI WSC 2023, Ottawa, Canada
65th ISI WSC 2025, The Hague, The Netherlands


WSCs since the beginning


63rd ISI WSC, Virtual 2021
62nd ISI WSC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2019
61st ISI WSC, Marrakech, Morocco 2017
60th ISI WSC, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2015

Proceedings: See Conference Proceedings

Satellite Meetings: General Information & Guidelines and Submit your Satellite Meeting