I’m happy to announce the following public event:
confab.yahoo on prediction markets: tapping the wisdom of crowds
5:30-8:00pm Wed Dec 13, 2006 (sign up on Upcoming.org!)
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 InklingMarkets.com, 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.
confab.yahoo 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.