Thank you to all of our attendees, speakers, and alumni who joined us in October to celebrate 60 years of Mizzou Statistics! 

Being Significant: 60 Years of Mizzou Statistics

Alumni and friends, please join us to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Department of Statistics on October 13-14, 2023. Come back to campus for a conference featuring talks, poster sessions, and a chance to re-connect. 

Registration has closed. Please email for late registration or questions. Thank you!

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Room Block

The Department of Statistics has partnered with the Courtyard by Marriott in Columbia for a room block for attendees to reserve at a discounted rate. While the departmental room block is no longer available, attendees are encouraged to still reserve a room at the Courtyard by Marriott! 

Courtyard by Marriott Exterior

Thursday, October 12, 2023

Early registration and check in available in Middlebush Hall 146, 4:00-6:00 PM

Friday, October 13, 2023

Registration/Check In 8:00-9:00 AM, Wrench Auditorium Foyer,
Opening Remarks, Dean Cooper Drury and Dr. Chris Wikle 9:00-9:15 AM
Morning Session 9:15-10:45 AM
Break 10:45-11:30 AM
Keynote Presentation 11:30 AM-12:15 PM
Speaker: Mark Kaiser, Iowa State University
Lunch Break 12:15-1:45 PM
Afternoon Session 1:45-3:00 PM, Leadership Auditorium
Break 3:00-3:45 PM
Keynote Presentation 3:30-4:15 PM
Speaker: Doug Steinley, University of Missouri
Break 4:15-6:30 PM
Formal Dinner, Broadway Hotel Executive Lower Level, 6:30-9:30 PM

Saturday, October 14, 2023

Light breakfast and Saturday-only registration 9:00-9:30 AM, Leadership Lounge
Keynote Presentation 9:30 AM
Speaker: Jing Cao, Southern Methodist University
Coffee Break 10:15-10:30 AM
Morning Session 10:30 AM-12:20 PM
Lunch Break 12:20-1:45 PM
Afternoon Session 1:45-3:15 PM
Coffee Break 3:15-4:00 PM
Keynote Presentation 4:00-4:45 PM
Speaker: Mevin Hooten, The University of Texas at Austin
Closing remarks and invitation to happy hour 4:45 PM
Happy Hour and taco bar, Middlebush Hall Atrium, 5:00-6:30 PM

Driving to campus? Follow the below instructions to secure your permit to park on campus for this event!

  • Follow this link:  
  • Click on: 'Purchase Event Permit'  
  • Agree to the “Parking Terms of Service”.
  • Choose: ‘2 Day' "Event/Conference' Event Type
  • Choose Event" “Being Significant: 60 Years of Mizzou Statistics"
  • Enter Voucher Code: BESIG60YEARMIZSTAT
  • Click on: Apply Voucher 
  • Click on: “Please Select a Permit Type "EVENT HITT ST 2 DAY" (cost $20/permit) 
  • Click on: Add Vehicle
    • Plate #
    • State
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  • Add email to get receipt of event registration 
Contact Info

For questions or concerns, email Dr. Chris Wikle at or Rose Runyon at