Three upcoming forecasting events

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SAS Global Forum (Denver, April 8-11)

Join over 5000 attendees at the biggest SAS event of the year, and see how SAS is embedding more artificial intelligence and automation into the SAS Platform. See the SAS Forecasting and Econometrics Community for the huge list of forecasting, econometrics, and time series analysis presentations.

IBF Predictive Analytics and Forecasting Conference (New Orleans, April 23-25)

Be sure to stop by the SAS booth. Charlie Chase and I will be answering your questions, giving away some books, and showing the latest forecasting software from SAS.

International Symposium on Forecasting (Boulder, CO, June 16-20)

Hurry -- the early registration discount runs through Friday April 6!

The ISF will draw over 400 forecasting academics and practitioners from around the world. The new Forecasting Summer School will be held June 16-17, with five pre-conference workshops on the 17th. Workshops include:

  • Large-Scale Automatic Forecasting with SAS Visual Forecasting, by Chip Wells of SAS Education
  • Implementing Large-Scale Forecasting Systems, by Michele Trovero (SAS R&D) and Michal Kurcewicz (SAS Solution Architect).

Be Sure to Sign Up for IIF Membership When You Register

If you aren't already a member of the International Institute of Forecasters, you can take advantage of a great deal when registering for the ISF.

IIF members receive a $170 discount off the conference registration fee, and becoming a member (which you can do during the registration process) only costs $145 for 1-year. So by becoming a member, you actually save $25 AND get 1-year subscriptions to IIF's two printed journals: Foresight: The International Journal of Applied Forecasting and the International Journal of Forecasting. Members also receive the Oracle of the IIF online newsletter, and full access to the Foresight digital archive of every issue!

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Mike Gilliland

Product Marketing Manager

Michael Gilliland is a longtime business forecasting practitioner and formerly a Product Marketing Manager for SAS Forecasting. He is on the Board of Directors of the International Institute of Forecasters, and is Associate Editor of their practitioner journal Foresight: The International Journal of Applied Forecasting. Mike is author of The Business Forecasting Deal (Wiley, 2010) and former editor of the free e-book Forecasting with SAS: Special Collection (SAS Press, 2020). He is principal editor of Business Forecasting: Practical Problems and Solutions (Wiley, 2015) and Business Forecasting: The Emerging Role of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (Wiley, 2021). In 2017 Mike received the Institute of Business Forecasting's Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2021 his paper "FVA: A Reality Check on Forecasting Practices" was inducted into the Foresight Hall of Fame. Mike initiated The Business Forecasting Deal blog in 2009 to help expose the seamy underbelly of forecasting practice, and to provide practical solutions to its most vexing problems.

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