PSI Conference Chair (Volunteer Opportunity)

Have you previously attended and thoroughly enjoyed a PSI Conference? Would you like a part in helping to organise PSI’s biggest event? Do you want a key role in bringing together over 400 statisticians who can share their work and inspire others?

The PSI Scientific Committee is looking for a PSI Conference Chair for the 2026 and 2027 conference.  Ideally you would also serve as the conference vice-chair for 2025 as well, which will really help you understand the conference from an organiser’s perspective and gain valuable experience from the chair for that year.  It would also be a huge benefit for anyone taking on the role to join the Scientific Committee as early as they could in order to see how the group works together to put the conference on and the timelines for the event.

Whilst as the conference chair you would have overall responsibility for the conference, its organisation is a real team effort.  Some members of the Scientific Committee have helped organise conferences for 10 years and everyone helps with session ideas, speakers, themes, social events, communication and


chairing sessions.  The team at MCI are also heavily involved in the conference and assist with everything along the way, from finding suitable venues, registration, budgets, liaising with the venue and providing invaluable support face to face throughout the event.

The time commitment varies by the stage of conference organisation and is usually between 0.5 and 1 day a week for a chair and 0.5 days or less for a vice-chair.  PSI is also supporting this role further by funding travel needed to look at venues or make site visits, ensuring less financial burden on companies.

This is a fantastic opportunity to get involved in something really key to PSI’s success, get your name known within the industry, meet some amazing new people and help spread scientific knowledge!

If you would like to discuss the role further, please feel free to contact Kate Taylor.  She served in both the conference vice-chair and chair role in all but one year between 2018 and 2023 and would be happy to share her experiences.


Here's what some of our previous Conference Chairs have to say about their time in the role...
Conference Chair Testimonial_KateTaylor Conference Chair Testimonial_PaulTerrill

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