Yesterday I attended a conference on the Horizons of Statistics at the Henri Poincaré Institute in Paris, organized by the French Statistical Association. As it was broadcasted on youtube, this reminded me of the Future Of Statistics unconference organized by the simply statistics blog earlier in 2013 fall. By the way I really enjoyed Daniela Witten talk from this unconference: check it out !
The Horizons of Statistics turned out very interesting, and I really enjoyed Emmanuel Candès talk on randomized computing algorithms, as well as Emmanuel Todd talk which was very refreshing at the end of the day.
At the end of august 2013, I was lucky enough to attend the Rencontres des jeunes statisticiens (young statisticians meeting). It is organised every other year by the Société Française de Statistique (French Statistical Society). It was thrilling to meet all these fellow statisticians in the making!
A lot of the talks were very interesting. In particular, one made me think of a recent post from Roger Peng on the famous Simply Statistics blog.