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43rd International Symposium on Forecasting – Dates, Venue and Speakers Announced

By: PRLog

MEDFORD, Mass. - March 8, 2023 - PRLog -- The annual International Symposium on Forecasting (ISF), hosted by the International Institute of Forecasters (IIF), will be held at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business in Charlottesville this year from June 25-28. Integrating academic research into forecasting practice, the ISF draws the world's top forecasters and researchers, as presenters and participants, to unveil and discuss the latest advances in the profession.

The forecasting community's premier international conference, the ISF showcases the full scope of forecasting sectors. This year's event features forecasting-focused topics on macroeconomic forecasting, judgmental forecasting, electricity demand, inventory control and supply chains, forecast communication, machine learning, tourism, information technology, and forecasting for public good, among many others.

"The symposium provides a platform for leading forecasting professionals to reveal their insights into the field. With a stimulating scientific and practitioner agenda, and plenty of networking opportunities, ISF 2023 will be a truly memorable event," says Yael Grushka-Cockayne, general chair of ISF 2023 and professor at University of Virginia Darden School of Business.

The biennial Clive Granger Memorial Keynote Address, named in honor of the late professor emeritus at the University of California San Diego and Nobel Prize laureate, will be delivered by M. Ayhan Kose, World Bank Group.

Other notable speakers include Kathy Ensor, Rice University; Dan Goldstein, Microsoft Research and Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania; Michael Lewis-Beck, University of Iowa; Dolores Romero Morales, Copenhagen Business School; and Keith Wiebe, International Food Policy Research Institute.

In addition to the academic speakers, the 43rd ISF will present the ISF Forecasting in Practice Track to meet the professional development needs of business-forecasting practitioners. Forecasting professionals and industry experts from Accenture Federal Services, SAS Retail/CPG Global Practice, Washington State, Zalando SE, University of Nicosia's Institute for the Future, Georgia State University, Walmart, and Monash University.

Matthew Schneider, program chair of ISF 2023 and professor at Drexel University said, "With their impressive breadth of forecasting applications and leading-edge research, this lineup of distinguished speakers will undoubtedly bring engaging, useful content to the program this year."

Through partnerships and contributions, the ISF is sponsored by Drexel University, Elsevier, Erasmus School of Economics, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Google, Meta, Monash University, Timberlake, SAS, and S&P Global. For more information on sponsorship opportunities, visit

In conjunction with the ISF, the sixth IIF Summer School, a two-day course that provides in-depth analysis of a cutting-edge topic in forecasting from an ISF-invited speaker, will be offered June 24-25 at the same venue. This year's topic, Modeling and Forecasting the International Dimensions, will be taught by professor Menzie Chinn, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Attendance at the Summer School is limited. Prospective students must complete an application to be considered for the program. To apply, visit

Additionally, individuals and organizations are invited through March 17 to submit abstracts on forecasting topics for the symposium. To learn more and submit an abstract, visit

Discounted early registration rates for the ISF conference are available through April 28 for IIF members and nonmembers. Special student and low-income country rates are also available. To register for the conference, visit

About the International Institute of Forecasters (IIF) – The International Institute of Forecasters, founded in 1982, is the preeminent organization for forecasting scholars and practitioners worldwide. The IIF is universally recognized for promoting best practices and advancing the field of forecasting through its workshops, its annual International Symposium on Forecasting, and its two publications, The International Journal of Forecasting and, for forecasting practitioners, Foresight.

Pamela Stroud

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