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An Impressive Line-Up of Speakers.
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Who is speaking on April 9?

Some of our confirmed speakers include:

Gene Stanley LOWRES PortraitH. Eugene Stanley, PhD, is the William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor at Boston University and one of the founders of econophysics. He has made seminal contributions to statistical physics and is one of the pioneers of interdisciplinary science. He has worked on a range of topics, including the nature of catastrophic financial bubbles and crashes, the constituents of the Alzheimer brain and the anomalous behavior of liquid water. Dr. Stanley performed biological physics research in 1962-1963 with Nobel laureate Max Delbruck in Germany with Fulbright funding and was awarded a PhD in physics at Harvard in 1967.  Dr. Stanley holds concurrent positions of “Honorary Professor” at four universities around the world, and he has received nine Doctorates Honoris Causa. His publications have received 72,390 citations. Dr. Stanley is our keynote speaker.


Alan Hall, senior analyst for The Socionomist and author of numerous seminal socionomic studies, began studying Elliott wave analysis and socionomics after meeting Robert Prechter in 1995. His knowledge of socionomics made it easy for him to recognize the escalating housing mania, so he ended his homebuilding business in late 2004 and came to work for Prechter in 2006. Alan wrote the lead articles for the inaugural issues of The Socionomist in May and June 2009. Since then, his research has showcased the deep applicability of the socionomic perspective. He has lectured on socionomics at conferences and events across the country and has contributed to Global Market PerspectiveThe European Financial Forecast and The Elliott Wave Theorist.

elamDennis Elam, PhD, CPA, is a tenured accounting professor at Texas A&M University-San Antonio. Professor Elam’s socionomic commentary has appeared in The Wall Street JournalThe Socionomist, the Pop Trends Price Culture podcast and on his blog, which was named a top 50 accounting blog by Masters in Accounting. He holds three degrees from the University of Texas-Austin, where he received the Wall Street Journal Student Achievement Award. He passed the Certified Public Accounting exam on his first attempt and has earned six NASD Series designations. He has worked in both government and business, including as a comptroller, internal auditor and federal bankruptcy trustee. A West Texas oil veteran, Dr. Elam has authored a weekly column on energy issues for more than 15 years. His latest venture is an open online course on socionomics, under development in partnership with the Socionomics Institute.

brownNerissa Brown, PhD, is an associate professor of accounting at the University of Delaware. Her research focuses on corporate financial reporting and examines how market participants’ behavioral biases, such as herd behavior, sentiment and limited attention, affect how they use accounting information. An award-winning researcher and educator, Brown’s work has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and other media outlets. She holds a PhD in accounting from the University of Maryland, and her research has been published in the Journal of Accounting Research, Management Science and the Journal of Business Finance & Accounting, among others.


Jon Fassett, PhD, is a tenured professor of mathematics at Central Washington University. Prior to earning his doctorate, he taught high school mathematics and worked as a casualty actuary. Dr. Fassett’s research areas include topology, dynamical systems and chaos theory, and more recently he has shifted his focus to fractals and financial markets. He has given several talks on fractals to audiences ranging from elementary school children to research mathematicians. Dr. Fassett’s publications have also been aimed at a wide audience, appearing in peer-reviewed journals such as Mathematics Magazine and Top0logy and Its Applications.


Matt Lampert is the director of the Socionomics Institute. He is a graduate of the University of Cambridge and has spoken about socionomic theory throughout the US and Europe. He is a board member of the Socionomics Foundation and edits the monthly magazine, The Socionomist. His research has been supported by the National Academy of Sciences with funds from the National Science Foundation, and his work has been featured by USA Today, CNBC, the Associated Press and other popular news and scholarly publications.

What is the annual Social Mood Conference?

dave-podium-3The annual Social Mood Conference is dedicated to showing how social mood drives social trends. It puts you face-to-face with innovators at the forefront of social mood research and application from a variety of fields — such as computing, finance, economics, psychology, biology, medicine and business.
The annual conference provides an open, friendly space to present new methods and strategies for identifying and capitalizing on emerging social trends.

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6th Annual Social Mood Conference

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center
Atlanta, Georgia

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