Alastair Young's
60th Birthday Conference

Alastair Young's 60th Birthday Conference will celebrate the first half of Young Alastair's career. Collaborators, friends, and admirers will gather to present research and reflect on Alastair's many contributions to statistics. The birthday conference is the day before the Fourth Workshop on Higher-Order Asymptotics and Post-Selection Inference (WHOA-PSI)^{4} from August 17-19, 2019. Alastair will be speaking at that workshop, too, so we encourage everyone to stick around for a few days! More specific details will soon be posted below. Contact: Todd Kuffner (email:

This conference supports the Welcoming Environment Statement of the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM).


Participants (including speakers)
Registration Details
To be announced.

Dates, Times, and Location
The conference will be held on August 16th, 2019, and will take place at a conference center on the campus of Washington University in St. Louis in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

Lodging Information

To be updated later.

Local Information
For those arriving early or thinking about staying longer, St. Louis is a lovely place to visit. Besides the iconic Gateway Arch and the nearby Old Courthouse which houses exhibits on the Dred Scott case, St. Louis has a stunning botanical garden, a high density of good restaurants (BBQ is a specialty), and is close to many rivers (Missouri, Mississippi and Meremac) which are great for float trips. There are many nearby parks and nature reserves which are excellent for hiking, as well as a wolf sanctuary. Mark Twain's boyhood home lies an hour north of the city. Anheuser-Busch is headquartered in St. Louis and offers tours of the brewery (requires advance booking due to popularity). For those unfamiliar with the institution, Washington University in St. Louis is ranked 20th in the world in the 2018  Academic Ranking of World Universities. Our statistics presence is concentrated in the Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics. You are encouraged to look around this beautiful campus on the western edge of St. Louis, which faces Forest Park, the site of the 1904 World's Fair and home to the Saint Louis Zoo and Saint Louis Art Museum (both free admission, walking distance from campus).