R/Finance 2014: Applied Finance with R

May 16 & 17, Chicago, IL, USA

Revolution Analytics
University of Washington
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The main conference registration fees are listed below. The registration fee includes access to Friday and Saturday sessions, as well as lunch on Friday and Saturday. Optional pre-conference seminars, held early on Friday, are available for a separate fee.

Conference Registration:
Seminar Registration (see side bar)
Industry/Academic/Student $75
Conference Dinner (at Trump Hotel Terrace)

The conference is limited to 300 attendees. Seminars are limited to approximately 40 to 60 participants. In previous years, the majority of seminars sold out early! Space for the conference dinner is also limited and expected to sell out early.

Pre-Conference Seminars Details

Several one-hour seminars are offered on Friday morning from 08:00 to 09:00am. The cost is $75, and the seminars are offered in parallel so only one can be selected per participant.

  1. Complex Portfolio Optimization with PortfolioAnalytics Ross Bennett will discuss the PortfolioAnalytics package.
  2. Estimating Factor Models and Managing Risk with FactorAnalytics Yi-An Chen will discuss the FactorAnalytics package.
  3. Introductory Tutorial on data.table Matthew Dowle offers a hands-on tour of his data.table, package, covering recent advances and a variety of topics using examples from finance. Basic knowledge of data.table is beneficial but not required. Topics may be suggested in advance by emailing Matthew directly.
  4. An Example-Drive Introduction to Rcpp Dirk Eddelbuettel provides a hands-on introduction to his Rcpp package for R and C++ introduction via a number of self-contained examples. No prior C++ knowledge is required, R programming knowledge is helpful.

During registration for the conference, one may select either a seminar or none on the secure registration page. Pre-conference seminars are optional.