Joint event of Israel Statistical Association and Tel Aviv University's Dept of Statistics and OR on "To Explain or To Predict?" will take on July 9, at Melamed Auditorium 15:00-17:30. I will give the opening talk, followed by three discussants: Prof. Shlomo Havlin (Dept of Physics, Bar Ilan University), Prof. Irad Ben-Gal (Dept of Industrial Engineering, Tel Aviv University), and Prof. Uri Goldbourt (Dept. of Epidemiology and Preventative Medicine, School of Public Health, Tel Aviv University). The last 30 min will be devoted to open discussion. Further details on the ISA website. How are statistical models used in your field? here are some points for thought. Twitter hashtag: #explainpredict.