The 2017 Joint Statistical Meetings in Baltimore, Maryland, which included the IMS Annual Meeting, took place from July 29 to August 3. There were over 6,000 participants from 52 countries, and more than 600 sessions. Among the IMS program highlights were the three Wald Lectures given by Emmanuel Candès, and the Blackwell Lecture by Martin Wainwright—Xiao-Li Meng writes about how inspirational these lectures (among others) were, in the September Bulletin (here). There were also five Medallion lectures, from Edoardo Airoldi, Emery Brown, Subhashis Ghoshal, Mark Girolami and Judith Rousseau.

Next year’s IMS lectures

At the IMS Presidential Address and Awards session (you can read Jon Wellner’s address in the next issue), the IMS lecturers for 2018 were announced. The Wald lecturer will be Luc Devroye, the Le Cam lecturer will be Ruth Williams, the Neyman lecture will be given by Peter Bühlmann, and the Schramm lecture by Yuval Peres. The Medallion lecturers are: Jean Bertoin, Anthony Davison, Anna De Masi, Svante Janson, Davar Khoshnevisan, Thomas Mikosch, Sonia Petrone, Richard Samworth and Ming Yuan.

Next year’s JSM invited sessions

If you’re feeling inspired by what you heard at JSM, you can help to create the 2018 invited program for the meeting in Vancouver (July 28–August 2, 2018). Submit an invited session proposal at But hurry: the deadline is September 6, 2017.

See the PDF of the September 2017 Bulletin for photos from the conference (pages 4–7 and a few more on pages 12–13).

The JSM2017 program is online at