ISBA in Kunming postponed till 2021

The ISBA Program committee has just announced that the ISBA World Meeting 2020 in Kunming, China, is postponed until 2021, 28 June till 03 July (and the resolution of the nCoV epidemics). Which is quite unfortunate given the closeness of the meeting and the degree of preparation of the local and scientific committees, but also unavoidable given the difficulties and reluctance of traveling to China at the moment. Hopefully, the health threat will get under control (other than keeping every citizen under lock) sooner than that. Satellite meetings like BAYSM will be moved as well, in a place and on a date soon to be announced.

As an aside, I still call for the additional organisation of mirror conferences of this World meeting  to multiply the opportunities for gathering Bayesians, share results, listen to talks and decrease the amount of travelling (and potential issues with visa, funds, human right concerns, &tc.) To quote Chairman Mao, let a hundred flowers bloom, let a hundred schools of thought contend!

2 Responses to “ISBA in Kunming postponed till 2021”

  1. Radford Neal Says:

    Maybe you don’t realize that Mao’s “let a hundred flowers bloom” comment was followed by persecution of those who expressed dissident views, with the original comment possibly being a deliberate scheme to get dissidents to self-identify?

    See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hundred_Flowers_Campaign

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