We’re excited to welcome you to London, for our first in-person IMS Annual Meeting since 2019. We invite you to join a gathering of statisticians, probabilists, data scientists and others, at the meeting in central London from June 27–30 (and, if your schedule allows, stay on for the one-day IMS–COLT workshop on July 1, which is included in your registration fee.)

Meeting highlights include a range of special IMS lectures. Previewed in this issue (June/July 2022) are the Wald lectures by Martin Hairer (see page 9), the inaugural Grace Wahba lecture by Michael I. Jordan (p.10), and Medallion lectures from Rodrigo Bañuelos (p.11) and Roman Vershynin (p.12). Previous issues have included previews of the Neyman lecture (Heping Zhang), the Rietz lecture (Hans-Georg Müller), and another Medallion lecture (Rina Foygel Barber), as well as the IMS/BS Schramm Lecture (Russell Lyons) and the Lawrence Brown PhD Student Award winners (Rungang Han, Rong Ma, and Chan Park). There are also 60 invited sessions, shared between probability and statistics topics, and 17 topic-contributed sessions. See the program (or programme, if you want to be British about it), and more, at https://www.imsannualmeeting-london2022.com.

Bulletin Editor’s Comment

Tati Howell writes: I have worked with the IMS for over 20 years, and have lived in London, my adopted city, for the past decade. For the first time, I’m in a position to welcome delegates to “my manor” (think cockney rather than Downton). If you haven’t been to London before, this is a great time to visit, as the Queen celebrates her Platinum Jubilee (70 years as monarch) in June, and there are lots of events and activities to mark this. Just around the corner from the conference venue, for example, in the British Museum, there will be an exhibition of the work of Mary Gillick, the artist who modeled the Queen’s head for coins in 1953. (There are also lots of family-friendly events at the museum, so if you’re bringing the kids, check them out! And don’t forget to apply for the IMS childcare grant). You can see the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace, take a ride on the new “Elizabeth Line” (Crossrail) tube line, board a classic London bus, explore our lovely parks, eat in the myriad restaurants representing cuisines from around the world, see amazing art in a gallery or on a brick wall… See page 14 [PDF] for more highlights! I look forward to seeing you at the meeting.