May 16th - 18th, 2019

CAUSE has held the United States Conference on Teaching Statistics (USCOTS) every other year since 2005. The 2019 USCOTS will be held on Thursday, May 16 – Saturday, May 18, 2019 at the Penn Stater Conference Center in State College, Pennsylvania, with pre-conference workshops on Tuesday, May 14 – Thursday, May 16. The conference theme is Evaluating Evidence.

USCOTS enables teachers of statistics to exchange ideas and discover how to improve their teaching. The conference features thought-provoking plenary sessions, interactive breakout sessions, informative posters-and-beyond sessions, and exhibitor technology demonstrations. Other highlights of the conference include opening and closing sessions comprised of inspiring five-minute presentations, a banquet with an after-dinner speaker and awards presentations, and birds-of-a-feather lunch discussions.


This three day conference includes pre-conference workshops, keynote presentations, break out sessions, 'birds of a feather' discussion events as well as poster sessions and more!

See the conference website for the full conference program!

Featured Speakers

Friday, May 17th

Jane Watson (University of Tasmania)

Practice of statistics at school: what does evaluating evidence look like in the classroom?

Ron Wasserstein (American Statistical Association), & Allen Schirm (Mathematica Policy Research; retired)

Moving to a world beyond p < .05

Saturday, May 18th

John Kruschke, Provost Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences, (Indiana University)

Teaching Bayesian and frequentist methods side by side

Kari Lock Morgan, Department of Statistics, Pennsylvania State University

Teaching Introductory Students how to Evaluate Evidence

Event Type


Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education


National Institute of Statistical Sciences


The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel
State College
United States