Each year the IMS selects special named and medallion lectures. In 2020, there will be the Wald and Blackwell lectures, and eight medallion lectures, as well as two joint IMS/BS lectures, the Doob and Schramm lectures.

At next year’s Joint Statistical Meetings (August 1–6, 2020, in Philadelphia, PA) there will be three Medallion Lectures: Susan Holmes, Roger Koenker and Paul Rosenbaum.

The IMS lecturers at the 2020 Bernoulli–IMS World Congress in Probability and Statistics (August 17–21, 2020, at Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea) are as follows: the Wald Lecturer will be Martin Barlow; the Blackwell Lecture will be given by Gábor Lugosi, and the five IMS Medallion Lectures will be given by Gérard Ben Arous, Andrea Montanari, Elchanan Mossel, Laurent Saloff-Coste and Daniela Witten. The IMS Presidential Address will be given by Susan Murphy. There are also two named IMS/BS Lectures: the Doob Lecture, which will be given by Nicolas Curien, and the Schramm Lecture, given by Omer Angel.

Also at the World Congress, there will be five Bernoulli Society named lectures. Persi Diaconis will give the Kolmogorov Lecture, Alison Etheridge the Bernoulli Lecture, Massimilliano Gubinelli the Lévy Lecture, Tony Cai the Laplace Lecture and Sara van der Geer will give the Tukey Lecture.

Nominate now for Wald, Le Cam, Medallion lectures in 2021/2022

You can nominate a special lecturer for future years: we are accepting nominations for the Wald Lecturer in 2021 and 2022; the Le Cam Lecturer in 2021; and the Medallion Lecturers in 2022. Submit your nomination (by October 1, 2019) at https://www.imstat.org/ims-special-lectures/nominations/