An International Institute of Forecasters Certificate in Forecasting Practice course is being offered on-line by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Economics Program starting this Fall. See the Education Page.

Conceptualizing, measuring, and testing forecast performance is at the heart of much forecasting research and applications. Celal Aksu and Wilpen Gore invite authors to submit papers on any facet of this subject.

The schedule of speakers at the International Symposium on Forecasting in Hong Kong includes leading figures in forecasting Professors Scott Armstrong, Robert Fildes, Rob Hyndman, James Taylor, Lindsay Turner, and Stephen Witt.

Scott Armstrong was interviewed on the BBC "Five Live" show about forecasting the population of polar bears and climate while he was attending the International Conference on Climate Change in New York in March. The issue remains topical as lawmakers debate CO2 emissions laws.

Scott Armstrong will present findings on the accuracy of forecasts from novel but evidence-based methods for forecasting election results in a keynote speech at the International Symposium on Forecasting in Hong Kong in June. The research is part of the PollyVote Project with colleagues Alfred G. Cuzán, Andreas Graefe, and Randall Jones. We encourage you to tell us what your expectations are for the research, by filling in the questionnaire.