Celebrating 75 Year of the IBS

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Cheers to 75 Years!


The International Biometric Society is celebrating 75 years of supporting statisticians, mathematicians, biological scientists, and other professionals devoted to advancing the biosciences. We're excited to bring you special programming and opportunities to celebrate throughout the year. Here is the latest information related to the anniversary...

When does the celebration begin?


We will start with special events during IBC 2022 in Riga, Latvia. Then we will celebrate the actual 75th anniversary on September 5, 2022. September 2022 through August 2023 will mark the official period for the year-long celebration. 


Celebrating at IBC2022

The 31st International Biometric Conference will take place in Riga, Latvia on 10 - 15 July 2022. We'll be celebrating the 75th anniversary throughout the event including a special educational session and the IBC Gala! 


75th Anniversary Gala Dinner

The 75th Anniversary Gala Dinner will take place at the Society House Riga on Thursday, 14 July 2022, starting at 18:45 local time. The evening will start with a cocktail reception, followed by a dinner worthy of this IBS milestone at a venue located in the heart of this classic European city! A Gala Dinner ticket is required to attend. Join IBS and Nordic-Baltic Region leadership, volunteers and your peers as we toast the Society and its role in serving the profession. When registering on the IBC2022 registration page, don’t forget to sign up for the Gala. There is more information to follow on this Gala Dinner event! 


Call for Stories


We're eager to spotlight stories from our amazing Society members during this time! We are excited to announce a Call for Stories to capture the face of our members and amplify your voice and perspective on the Society's past and what lies ahead for us in the future. Please note, submitted stories will be shared with our community via email and social media and potentially for marketing of the International Biometric Conference.

IBS Members are welcome to share photos, send a quote about what the Society means to you, or upload an audio or video recording about your journey with the IBS. Learn more in the IBS Members Community.

Share Your Fun Facts!


We are also collecting “fun facts” about the IBS and its history. Have something to contribute? Please head to the special 75th anniversary IBS Members Community to share them. We’d love to hear and to share what you know! For instance, can you name the first five IBS Regions? Visit the IBS YouTube Channel for the answer.

IBS Journals Help to Mark the Occasion

The Biometrics and JABES journals will include the official 75th anniversary logo on their covers starting in the second half of 2022. Thanks to our publishers for agreeing to mark this milestone. 



Check back often for more updates!