Robin Hogarth, ICREA research professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, will be giving a Keynote Address on "Improving judgments through simulation" at the 32nd International Symposium on Forecasting in Boston. The Symposium is being held at the Marriott Copley Place from 24 to 27 June 2012. Professor Hogarth will discuss experimental evidence on methods for improving the accuracy of judgmental forecasts.

In this panel at the International Symposium on Forecasting in Boston, Green, Armstrong and Soon will argue that Fildes and Kourentzes's 2011 findings extend and reinforce their 2009 findings. They make suggestions for further extensions and, with the help of new forecasts from Fildes and Kourentzes's models, present new findings on some of the proposed extensions. Robert Fildes will be on the panel, as will ISF featured speaker Professor Leonard Smith (LSE), and leading climate scientist Professor Richard Lindzen (MIT). The session will allow time for questions and discussion.

Phil Dolci, consumer products company CEO, will be presenting one of the keynote addresses at the International Symposium on Forecasting in Boston. He will give his address, titled "Succeeding in Uncertain Markets", on Tuesday 26 June. To learn more, see Foresight editor Len Tashman's interview with Phil Dolci here.
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The German OR Society are holding a workshop on "Forecasting of Fast Moving Consumer Goods" in Hamburg on the 3rd and 4th of May. The deadline for registrations is the 25th of April.