

Special Lectures
Named Lectures
Wald Memorial Lectures
The Wald Memorial Lectures honor Professor Abraham Wald. The Wald
Lecturer gives two, three or four onehour talks on one subject. This
gives sufficient time to develop material in some detail and make it
accessible to nonspecialists.
Blackwell Lecture
The Blackwell Lecture should reflect one of Blackwell's many interests
in probability, statistics and/or the allied fields of game theory and
information theory and could serve to bring these fields closer to
statistics and vice versa. An endowment was set up to cover the cost
of travel and a plaque for the lecturer.
LeCam Lecture
The Le Cam Lecturer should be an individual whose contributions have
been or promise to be fundamental to the development of mathematical
statistics or probability. An endowment was set up by friends of Le
Cam to cover the cost of travel and a plaque for the lecturer.
Neyman Lectures
The Neyman Lecture ordinarily will emphasize the interactions between
statistical theory and scientific research.
Rietz Lectures
The Rietz Lectures are named after the first President of the
Institute of Mathematical Statistics, Professor Henry L. Rietz. The
Lectures are intended to be of broad interest and serve to clarify the
relationship of statistical methodology and analysis to other fields.
Medallion Lectures
The Committee on Special Lectures invites eight individuals to deliver
Medallion Lectures annually. Medallion Lectures are distinct from
Invited Papers, which are chosen by the various Program Committees for
specific meetings. Each Medallion Lecturer will receive a Medallion in
a brief ceremony preceding the lecture. For more information, see
here: http://imstat.org/handbook/committees.html

