The U.S. Conference on Teaching Statistics (USCOTS) will be held at the Penn Stater in State College, PA from Thursday, June 1st through Saturday June 3rd, 2023, with pre-conference workshops starting on Tuesday, May 30th.  This conference provides a welcoming and engaging (perhaps even fun!) environment in which teachers can exchange ideas and motivate each other to improve their teaching of statistics.  The conference features thought-provoking plenary sessions, interactive breakout sessions, informative posters-and-beyond sessions, and opening and closing sessions with inspiring and lively five-minute presentations. Other highlights include birds-of-a-feather discussions, a speed mentoring session, an awards ceremony, extensive pre-conference workshops, and exhibitor technology demonstrations.

The USCOTS theme for 2023 is "Communicating with/about Data."  Sessions will explore many aspects of this theme, including teaching students to present data-driven arguments through words, visualizations, and even code, and helping teachers effectively communicate with their students as they develop their understanding of key statistical ideas.  

USCOTS has been held in odd-numbered years since 2005.  While USCOTS 2021 was held virtually due to COVID-19, all sessions of USCOTS 2023 will be held in–person.  Please consider attending and even better, consider submitting a proposal for an interactive breakout session, pre-conference workshop, “posters and beyond” contribution, or “birds of a feather” discussion topic.  Deadlines are:

·       November 30th, 2022 for proposing a pre-conference workshop

·       November 30th, 2022 for proposing an interactive breakout session

·       January 29th, 2023 for proposing a “posters and beyond” contribution, if you would like to receive formative feedback before your final submission

·       March 5th, 2023 for final submission of proposals for a “posters and beyond” contribution, whether or not you submitted a version earlier for feedback

·       May 6th, 2023 for proposing a “birds of a feather” discussion

USCOTS 2023 will also feature a Research Satellite, to be held on May 31st and June 1st, that brings together researchers in statistics and data science education to promote and support projects of common interest.

You can find more information about the conference and its theme, along with proposal submission links, here: 

Please address questions to program co-chairs Allan Rossman ( or Kelly McConville (, or to CAUSE director Dennis Pearl (