The Adolphe Quetelet Society (Société Adolphe Quetelet – Adolphe Quetelet Vereniging) was founded in December 1952 by Professor Léopold Martin, as a Region of the Biometric Society (now called the International Biometric Society). Its original scope was to contribute to the development of quantitative biology in Belgium, but today a more modern and broad description is given by: the development and application of statistical and mathematical theory and methods in the biosciences, including agriculture, biomedical science and public health, ecology, environmental sciences, forestry, and allied disciplines. The Society has about one hundred members. It sets up scientific meetings, oftentimes in collaboration with other learned societies, such as the (Belgian) Royal Statistical Society. In 1988, a group of members of the Adolphe Quetelet Society organised in Namur the 14th International Biometric Conference (IBC’88). Some members of the Adolphe Quetelet Society are involved in the management of the International Biometric Society (IBS), with even four presidents (L. Martin (1960-1961), Pierre Dagnelie (1984-1985), Geert Molenberghs (2004-2005) and Geert Verbeke (2020-2021)). The IBS is an international society devoted to the mathematical and statistical aspects of biology. Biologists, mathematicians, statisticians, and others interested in its objectives are invited to become members. Through its regional organisations the Society sponsors regional and local meetings. The Quetelet Society is also a member of the Channel Network, which was established in 2005 and which comprises four regions of the IBS: the Belgian, British, French, Irish and Netherlands regions. In odd years, in which there is no International Biometric Conference, the network organizes the Channel Network Conference.