on prediction markets: Sunnyvale, Dec 13 5:30p

I’m happy to announce the following public event: on prediction markets: tapping the wisdom of crowds
5:30-8:00pm Wed Dec 13, 2006 (sign up on!)
Yahoo! Headquarters, Building C, Classroom 5
701 First Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94089 USA

Join us for a public “how to” session on prediction markets moderated by James Surowiecki, New Yorker columnist and best-selling author of The Wisdom of Crowds. Speakers from Google, HP, Microsoft, and Yahoo! will describe how they are using prediction markets to aid corporate forecasting and decision making. Other speakers include the developer of Zocalo, an open source prediction market platform; the co-founder of, a Paul Graham yCombinator startup; and Robin Hanson, the visionary economist and inventor whose pioneering work paved the way. The event is open to the public and will emphasize practical lessons and hands-on advice. After brief presentations from each speaker, Surowiecki will open up the session for discussion with the audience. is Yahoo! TechDev’s new open microconference series. Join academic and industry experts from across the valley and the country as they discuss the latest technologies and their applications and see for yourself what’s next on the web. Attendance is free and open to the public.

4 thoughts on “ on prediction markets: Sunnyvale, Dec 13 5:30p”

  1. Did I miss an earlier announcement? I had been planning to come out to SF and might have planned around this had it been more than two weeks out. Unfortunate.

  2. I’m not familiar with prediction markets (kind of sound like a more professional way to describe forecasting and trends). I did find your blog post informative and when I have time I will need to checkout Wisdom of Crowds Book.

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