Dates: April 13-14

Location: UIW Student Engagement Center, 4301 Broadway St San Antonio, TX 78209

The Conference of Texas Statisticians (COTS) was established at the annual American Statistical Association (ASA) meeting in Houston, Texas in 1980. Tom Bratcher, Bill Schucany, and Jim Davenport organized the first COTS meeting which was held in Waco, Texas in February, 1981. The conference has been held annually since then. After the successful 1985 meeting in Austin, the Texas Chapters of the ASA were invited to set up the Council of Texas Statisticians with representatives from each Texas Chapter. The COTS meetings afford Texas statisticians the opportunity for social and intellectual exchange on a yearly basis. Senior and junior statisticians as well as students present their research talks or posters at the COTS. These meetings also stimulate increased chapter membership as well as visibility of the statistical profession in the state of Texas. A highlight of each meeting is presentation of the annual Don Owen Award for excellence in research, statistical consultation, and service to the statistical community.

Registration and Costs

Cost: $85 for faculty/professional, $45 for students (UPDATE: the late fees now in effect are $100 for faculty/professional and $50 for students). Each registrant may bring a dinner guest for $40. Visit our registration page to sign up. The deadline is Sunday, April 8th at 5pm.


We are accepting abstracts for posters. Visit our abstract submission page to submit yours. You can also view our speaker abstracts.


A limited number of rooms are available at Holiday Inn Express San Antonio Airport (91 Northeast Loop 410 San Antonio, TX 78216, website link) at a group rate of $85/night. Mention "2018 Conference of Texas Statisticians" for the group rate. [Note: the block of rooms reserved by the event organizers has expired as of 3/30, so a group rate is NO LONGER GUARANTEED].

Additional Information

Schedule of Events

Parking Information

Please contact the organizers if you have any questions.

Joleen Beltrami,

Scott Smith,

Wah-Kwan Ku,