2018 Joint NZSA and ORSNZ Conference

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Tuesday 27th November - Friday 30th November 2018

Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand

The New Zealand Statistical Association (NZSA) and the Operations Research Society of New Zealand (ORSNZ) are holding a joint conference hosted by Massey University at their Manawatu campus in 2018. This conference incorporates both the 69th Annual NZSA Conference and the 52nd annual ORSNZ Conference. 

The conference presentations and other events will be held from Tuesday 27th November to Friday 30th November 2018.

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Registration and Accommodation

Please read the code of conduct before proceeding to Registration, this is a requirement for registration.

Registration fees are as follows:

Registration Type                     Price

Student                                 NZ$150

NZSA or ORSNZ member      NZ$400 

Non-member                         NZ$450

Single day only                 NZ$150/day

Late registration fee               NZ$50

Speakers must be registered before 1 November.

A late fee of 50 NZD applies if you sign up on or after 1 November.

Note that registration fees do NOT include the cost of attending either conference dinner.

The ORSNZ dinner on 28 November costs NZ$70/ticket.

This is being held at Wharerata on campus.

(Note: YPP entrants will receive complementary tickets to this dinner.)

The NZSA dinner on 29 November costs NZ$70/ticket. This is being held at the Coachman Hotel in Fitzherbert Avenue.


Registration - Massey Staff and Students Only

Abstract Submission



Key Dates

1st August 2018: Registration/abstracts open
1st October 2018: Abstract submission closes
1st November 2018: Registration closes (for speakers)

Keynote Speakers

The following plenary speakers have been confirmed

  • Stefan Nickel
  • Alan Welsh
  • Jean Yang
  • Ilze Ziedins

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NZSA Student Travel Awards

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Australian and New Zealand Journal of Statistics Read Discussion Paper session

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The conference will be held at Massey’s Manawatu campus, Palmerston North.  The conference is hosted by the Institute of Fundamental Sciences.

The central location for most of the conference is the Agricultural Horticulture (AGHort) Lecture Building. You can download a map of Massey’s Manawatu campus.

Overview Schedule of Events

Link to Program and Book of Abstracts

Tuesday 27 November

12:00 noon Registration opens
2:00 pm Formal Welcome and Conference Opening
2:10 to 5.20 pm Sessions start
Statistics / Mathematics Association Teachers Day  Maths_Statstics_forum_2018.pdf (96 KB)
5:30 to 7:00pm Informal social gathering on campus for Young/Early Career Statisticians and Young Operations Research Practitioners

Wednesday 28 November

9:00 to 5:10 pm Sessions
12.10 pm ORSNZ AGM
5.15 pm NZSA AGM
5.15 pm ORSNZ Council Meeting
6.30 pm ORSNZ Dinner

Thursday 29 November

9:00 to 5:10 pm Sessions
6.30 pm NZSA Dinner

Friday 30 November

10:00 am Sessions start
1:00 pm Conference closes - after Australian and New Zealand Journal of Statistics Read Discussion Paper session.

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