World Statistics Day was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 2010 to recognize the importance of Statistics in shaping our societies. As the United Nations indicate it, the celebration of national and regional Statistics days was already a tradition in more than 100 countries. However, the adoption of this international day, October 20, by the General Assembly, brought a new light to this important celebration. The First World Statistics Day was commemorated on October 20, 2010, in more than 130 countries and areas.The celebration takes place every five years.

The Inter-American Statistical Institute (IASI) jointly with The Colombian Statistical Society (SCE) and the School of Statistics of the Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia will celebrate the World Statistics Day. Being this an atypical year, which has been framed in the worldwide fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the sectors of the economy, the three organizing institutions of the event have agreed that the central theme of the event is "Statistics and COVID-19".

The event will be held virtually on October 20 and 21, 2020 and each day, there will be three conferences related to statistics and its application to the study or obtaining information on COVID-19 and its impact. The event is presented in Spanish and English.

At the end of the conferences, on each of the two days, between 12:00 and 17:30, a poster session will take place. The objective is to disseminate the research that is being carried out on COVID-19. The posters in digital form will be hosted on a website where attendees can enter, view the documents and direct their comments or questions to the authors


Day 1: Tuesday,October 20 2020




IASI Conference: Pandemia, investigación y estadísticas públicas: desafíos y perspectivas
Pedro Luis do Nascimento Silva, PhD.
ENCE/IBGE - Brasil


The COVID-19 pandemic in Belgium: the hammer and the dance
Niel Hens, PhD.
I-BioStat, Data Science Institute, Hasselt University
Chermid, Vaxinfectio& ESOC, University of Antwerp, Belgium


Universidad del Valle Conference: SIGELO: Sistema de gestión logística en escenarios de riesgo de pandemia como el COVID-19
Carlos Alberto Arango Pastrana, PhD.
Daniel Elías Cuartas Arroyave, PhD.
Ciro Jaramillo Molina, PhD.
Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia

12:00 - 17:30

Poster Session

Day 2:  Wednesday,October 21 2020


El Impacto del COVID-19 sobre la generación de Información Estadística y Geográfica en el INEGI: retos y oportunidades
Enrique de Alba, PhD.
INEGI - Mexico


Colombian Statistical Society Conference:
Análisis de la COVID-19 utilizando metodología de proceso puntual espacio-temporal
Francisco Javier Rodríguez Cortés, PhD.
Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Sede Medellín, Colombia


Métodos Estadísticos para el estudio y seguimiento del COVID-19 en Chile
Felipe Elorrieta López, PhD.
Universidad de Santiago de Chile

12:00 - 17:30

Poster Session


How to register

Registration is free, with virtual access. The access quotas are a priority for speakers and member affiliated of the three organizing institutions.


Poster Session




  • The deadline for the reception of poster abstracts is October 6, 2020
  • The abstract must contain a maximum of 300 words.

Guidelines for authors

Download here the guidelines for abstract submission


Abstract submission

Send your abstract through the following form

Send your Abstract




  • The deadline for sending the poster is October 13, 2020.
  • The poster must be sent in PDF format.

Send your poster

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