The Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences (CBMS) Conference: Elastic Functional and Shape Data Analysis (EFSDA) project was recently awarded by the NSF. The conference will be held at the Mathematical Biosciences Institute (MBI) here at The Ohio State University on July 16-20, 2018. Among the organizers are three faculty from Ohio State, including our own Assistant Professor of Statistics, Sebastian Kurtek. The Primary Lecturer for the conference is Prof. Anuj Srivastava, a Professor of Statistics and a Distinguished Research Professor at Florida State University. For more information on the conference, see our CBMS Conference page.