Australasian Region of The International Biometric Society Australasian Region of The International Biometric Society


Our main activity is our regional biennial conference. Unfortunately the planned 2021 conference in the Bay of Islands was postponed, initially to 2022, but now to 2023. Please mark in your diaries the dates 27 November to 1 December 2023, to be held at the Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands, Waitangi, NZ. As was intended for 2021, the 2023 conference aims to be a joint event with Statistical Ecology and Environmental Monitoring (SEEM) conference.

The previous Australasian regional meeting, Biometrics by the Botanic Gardens, during 1-6 December 2019, including seven workshops, was a great success!

Biometrics by the Botanic Gardens included statistics research and applications in medicine and public health, agriculture and environment, genetics, natural sciences and education. The invited speakers were: Marti Anderson, Daniela Bustos-Korts, James Carpenter, Richard Cook, Claudia Czado, Joanne De Faveri, Max Moldovan, Blair Robertson and Christopher Wikle. More details can be found in

On the final conference day in Adelaide, 2019, student awards for talks were announced. Rune Christiansen was judged as giving the best student presentation and Kevin Wang received honourable mention.

There were also student awards for posters announced. Lucas Peitton had the best student poster and Eugenia Settecase was runner-up.

In the general category Sam Rogers was judged to have the best poster and Alan Welsh received honourable mention.

A biennial meeting is one of the main activities of the region, which enables members and non-members to come together to exchange ideas, learn about new research methodologies and applications, network and establish important contacts and collaboration opportunities. These five-day conferences are renowned for being intimate regarding numbers of participants, yet large enough to facilitate worthwhile invited and contributed talks as well as poster presentations. The program typically has a reception gathering, a poster event, an excursion afternoon and an evening conference dinner, all to encourage social and professional networking. Specialist pre-conference short-courses on the first day are also a feature for those interested or wanting professional development.

You can read more about conferences here.

Last updated 14 April 2022