Two weeks ago, the Victorian Branch of the Statistical Society of Australia celebrated its 50th anniversary. Many people turned out for the event, including a few members who were there right from the beginning. You can read a short historical account of the Branch in this short review from Ian Gordon and myself.
The clear highlight of the day was a lecture from Terry Speed, warning us that statisticians are at risk of being left out of the Big Data revolution. He certainly raised many eyebrows! Find out more in my review of his lecture.