The announced speakers for the International Symposium on Forecasting in San Diego this June now include Keynote Speakers Greg Allenby (Ohio University), Tim Bollerslev (Duke University), and Mark Watson (Princeton University). Featured Speakers are William Cotton (Colorado State University), James Hamilton (University of California-San Diego), David Orrell (Scientist and author), and Allan Timmermann (University of California-San Diego). Biographies of the speakers are available here.
The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) has issued a request for information on forecasting for national security decision makers who are interested in forecasting political, social, and military events over one-month to one-year horizons. Responses may be used to support the development of a future IARPA Program Broad Agency Announcement and therefore must be available for unrestricted public distribution. The RFI is available here.
The International Institute of Forecasters is pleased to announce the first Clive Granger Memorial Keynote Address. This is in honor and memoriam of Clive Granger, Nobel Prize-winning econometrician and professor emeritus at the University of California, San Diego. Professor Mark Watson (Princeton) will be the recipient of this honor at the International Symposium of Forecasting 2010 in San Diego.
Forecast Pro and Timberlake will sponsor meetings in Boston, February 8-10 and in Washington D. C., March 18-19 respectively.
Timberlake's conference will focus on their product, OxMetrics, and will provide a forum for the exchange of research results and practical experiences within the fields of financial and empirical econometrics and forecasting. Papers are invited. Keynotes speakers of interest to forecasters include Prof. Sir David Hendry, Dr. Jurgen Doornik, and Prof. Siem Jan Koopman. Online registration is available at: timberlake.email.com/t/y/l/