The Chicago conference will take place on November 8, 2013, at the Illinois Institute of Technology’s Stuart School of Business. The conference will open at 9:00 am and the closing reception will end at 6:00 p.m.

The panel discussions will be regarding the following topics:
– Algorithms and Technology
– Trends in Quant Trading
– Careers in Quant Trading
– Law and Regulation in Trading

The subjects and titles of the talks are listed below:

– Volatility Trading: Theory and Practice
– Changing landscape of futures industry regulation
– Derivatives market-making, arbitrage trading)
– Quantitative News Analytics – is it the next big thing in Automated Trading ?
– Applying Volatility to Predict Equity Prices
– Global proprietary trading community and the current and future employment opportunities for graduates
– Quantitative Modeling as the Correlation Approaches One: Handling Six Sigma Events
– Quantitative Trading on News and Social Media Content
– The development of a spread trading strategy
– Productive functions of the financial markets
– Quantitative Indexing for Exchange-Traded Funds and Structured Products
– An Automated Trading Strategy based on Social Media Sentiment
– Extreme Reversion
– Characterizing Success in Algorithmic Trading
– Building Signals for Equities Market Making
– Large scale simulation framework on a dataset