43rd International Symposium on Forecasting

Charlottesville, Virginia USA | June 25-28


Kathy Ensor

Noah G. Harding Professor of Statistics and Director of the Center for Computational Finance and Economic Systems
Rice University

Presentation: Multivariate Non-Linear Time Series Nowcasting with Spatial Considerations

Dan Goldstein

Senior Principal Research Manager, Microsoft Research
Distinguished Scholar, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

Presentation: The role of judgment in forecasting

M. Ayhan Kose

Chief Economist and Director of Prospects Group Equitable Growth, Finance and Institutions
World Bank Group

Clive Granger Memorial Speaker: Forecasting Global Growth Next Decade

Michael Lewis-Beck

Michael S. Lewis-Beck, F. Wendell Miller Distinguished Professor of Political Science
University of Iowa

IJF Editor’s Invited Speaker: Citizen Forecasting: The Optimal Strategy for Election Prediction?

Dolores Romero Morales

Professor in Operations Research
Copenhagen Business School

Presentation: On Mathematical Modelling and Optimization for Explainable and Fair Machine Learning 

Keith Wiebe

Senior Research Fellow
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Presentation: Projecting future food systems under alternative climate and socioeconomic scenarios


Amir Bagherpour

Managing Director
Accenture Federal Services

Presentation: Simulations for Geopolitical Forecasting and Decision-Making

Charles Chase

Executive Industry Consultant
SAS Retail/CPG Global Practice

Presentation: Accelerate Demand Forecasting and Planning Insights: The art of the Possible

Elaine Deschamps

Deputy Director
Washington State Caseload Forecast Council

Foresight Speaker:The Organizational Politics of Forecasting Revisited: Collaborative Budget Forecasting meets COVID-19

Tim Januschowski

Director Pricing Platform
Zalando SE

Keynote Practitioner Speaker

Spyros Makridakis, Director, Institute for the Future

Fotios Petropoulos, Professor, University of Bath, University of Nicosia

Evangelos Spiliotis, Research Fellow, National Technical University of Athens

Presentation: The M6 competition: Key findings and lessons learned

Nick Powell

Director of Strategic Planning & Analysis, Georgia Department of Community Supervision
Professor, Criminal Justice, Georgia State University

Presentation: Strategic Collaboration: Transforming Theory into Reality when Making Forecasting Decisions in Criminal Justice

Heidi J. Rico

Director, Analytics & Insights
B2C Marketing, Michelin North America


Christoph Bergmeir

Senior Lecturer, Monash University

Slawek Smyl

Distinguished Data Scientist, Walmart