Applied Finance with R

The sixteenth annual R/Finance conference for applied finance using R will be held on May 17 and 18, 2024 in Chicago, IL, at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The conference brings together some of the best people and conversation in quantitative finance – covering R (or Python or Julia!), portfolio construction, statistics, quant ideas and more!

The R/Finance 2024 Call For Presentations is open!

We invite you to submit complete papers in pdf format, or one-page abstracts (in txt or pdf format). More complete papers are preferred, as well as submissions that include working code. We welcome submissions for full talks (approximately 20 min.), abbreviated “lightning talks” (approx. 6 min.), as well as (1 hr.) pre-conference tutorials. (Scheduling considerations may require requested full talks moved to lightning).

Both academic and practitioner proposals related to R are encouraged. We especially encourage those who were previously unaware of R/Finance to submit their talk proposals. There are many benefits to giving a presentation at the conference. It makes your work visible to the community, which often leads to interesting conversations with others about your work. A full paper is not required!

Diversity: In an effort to increase diversity of the presentations and presenters at the conference, the committee asks and encourages members of under-represented or historically marginalized groups to respond to the Call for Presentations. Travel/accommodation funding is available if that may prevent you from attending and presenting.

You can submit your proposal at Please share the link with colleagues and peers. We would especially appreciate your help sending the link to people from under-represented groups, and encouraging them to submit a proposal!

We look forward to seeing you in Chicago in May!