ISBA 2012, Kyoto [#0]
The first day of ISBA 2012, Kyoto, consisted of four lectures by Aad van der Vaart, Mike West, Don Berry, and myself. While I had originally understood them to be tutorials in the Valencia tradition, the fact that they were renamed “ISBA lectures on Bayesian foundations” attracted a wide proportion of the conference attendees. I was fairly jet-lagged when giving my talk, but this may have helped to keep the pace at a reasonable level rather than rushing through my 195 slides! There was a party in Gion after the talks in a superb location by the Yasaka Pagoda (unfortunately with Western food!).
This brings me to a call for guest posts: anyone attending ISBA 2012 and wanting to share her or his impressions on the conference, the city, Japanese food or culture, is most welcomed to contact me. Posts will appear here and on the ISBA account of Google+.