ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
The conference was first held under the auspices of the Planning And Statistics Division of the War Production Board at Princeton University in December 1945, with one of the participants being Dr. W. Edwards Deming. The War Board held another meeting in December 1946. Then the conference was renamed the Princeton Conference and held annually at Princeton University.
The Metropolitan Section of the ASA first sponsored it. In the early fifties, sponsorship was transferred to its present sponsor, the Metropolitan Section of the ASQ. In 1971, the Biopharmaceutical Section of the ASA and in 1979 the Statistics Division of the ASA assumed cosponsorship.
For the first 25 years, members of the Statistics Department of Princeton University were heavily involved in its organization, in particular, Professor J. Stuart Hunter. In 1970, its chair was assumed by Walter R. Young who has held it ever since. Before, Mr. Young assumed the chairmanship, the conference started after lunch on Friday and ended after lunch on Saturday.
The conference then steadily grew in attendance and length. Book sales and tutorials based on recently published texts started in 1976. The conference had a peak attendance of 476 in 1977 and assumed its present all tutorial and 2 two-day short course format in 1979. In 1979, due to its size, the conference was transferred to Villanova University for one year and then held at Newark Airport for five years. It was moved to its current site in Atlantic City in 1985.
Dr. Deming spoke at the conference on a numerous occasions. In 1980, the conference established the Deming Medal, which was awarded at the conference to outstanding statisticians and quality control practitioners for the next 17 years. The awarding of the medal was then transferred to the ASQ. Dr Deming gave the conference’s keynote address in 13 of these years. He died immediately after the conference in 1993. The conference was named in his honor the following year.
Prof. Stuart Hunter was invited as a keynote speaker at the 68th (2012) Deming Conference. He gave an excellent talk about the history of the Deming Conference. His presentation slides are available here. Walter Young wrote an excellent article about the conference history, Some Non-statistical Reminiscences of My 45 Years of Chairing the Deming Conference.
For a list of speakers and committee members at the past Deming Conferences, click here
Since then, the conference then steadily grew in attendance and length. The 75th Annual Deming Conference will be held on December 2-6, 2019 at Tropicana Hotel and Resort -Atlantic City, NJ. There will be two parallel half-day tutorial sessions based on recently published books for the first three days for a total of 12 tutorial sessions (December 2, 3, 4). Then the conference will continue with (3) two day short courses on December 5 and December 6. The books used for the tutorial sessions and for the short courses as well as books written by invited speakers will be sold at an appreciable discounted prices. The authors of the books are invited as the speakers. Poster sessions will also be presented. A complete program pdf file will be available for download.
The conference is now Sponsored and organized by the Deming Conference Organization.
75th Annual Deming Conference on Applied Statistics
December 2-6, 2019; Atlantic City, NJ
The 75th Annual Deming Conference on Applied Statistics will be held from Monday, December 2 to Wednesday, December 4, 2019, followed by three parallel 2-day short courses on Thursday, December 5, and Friday, December 6, at the state-of-the-art Tropicana Casino and Resort, Havana Tower, Atlantic City, NJ.
The purpose of the 3-day Deming Conference on Applied Statistics is to provide a learning experience on recent developments in statistical methodologies in biopharmaceutical applications. The conference is composed of twelve three-hour tutorials on current topics in applied biopharmaceutical statistic and FDA regulations, as well as two one-hour distinguished keynotes on Monday and Tuesday. The books, on which these sessions are based, are available for sale at an approximately 40% discount. Attendees will receive program proceedings of the presentations. There will also be poster sessions.
The conference is co-sponsored by the American Statistical Association Biopharmaceutical Section. Walter Young has chaired this conference for 50 consecutive years. The program committee include: Alfred Balch, Joseph Borden, Ivan Chan, (Din) Ding-Geng Chen, Kalyan Ghosh, Satish Laroia, Xiaoming Li, Sofia Paul, Manoj Patel, Naitee Ting, Yibin Wang, Wenjin Wang, Li-An Xu, Walter Young, Pinggao Zhang and William Wang.
The full program as well as a downloadable printed version will be available on our website by August 15th and online registration will open in Mid. August. For more information about the conference, please visit www.demingconference.org.