The 2020 WNAR/IMS/JR (Japanese Region) meeting will be held in Anchorage, Alaska and hosted by the Alaska Chapter of the American Statistical Association (ASA). Firm dates will be identified soon.


Join us during the season of the midnight sun in Alaska’s largest city, nestled between the Chugach Mountains and Cook Inlet. Anchorage is a place rich in culture, history, natural wonders, and wildlife. Explore more about Anchorage and the surrounding sites.


More conference details will be provided as they become available. We look forward to seeing you next year!


Program highlights include:

·         Short Courses

·         Invited Oral Sessions

·         Contributed Oral Sessions

·         Student Paper Sessions

·         Poster Session

·         New Investigators Lunch

·         Invited Presidential Address + Reception

·         Annual Banquet 

·         Social Mixer 


The local organizer is Catherine Bradley (catherine_bradley@fws.gov) and the program chair is Yingqi Zhao (yqzhao@fredhutch.org). 


IBS members from developing countries may apply for a waiver for registration fees, one short course, and banquet fees for the meeting.  To apply for a waiver, please submit a letter to wnar@wnar.org stating your current position, IBS region membership, length of IBS membership, and reason for wanting to attend the meeting.  We note that WNAR does not have funds to pay for travel support. 



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