Reminder: Sentiment Analysis Symposium, May 7-8 in New York

A reminder —Sentiment/Social/Signals

The Sentiment Analysis Symposium takes place next week, May 7-8 2013, in New York. This is a business-focused conference with strong academic/research, practitioner, and industry participation. The focus is technologies that mine emotions, opinions, and attitudes from social, online, and enterprise sources, for analysis in conjunction with other social, transactional, personal, and business-operations data.

The Wednesday, May 8 symposium will be preceded by two optional, half-day sessions on Tuesday, May 7: A Research & Innovation session and a Practical Sentiment Analysis tutorial, the latter taught by Prof. Ronen Feldman of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

We offer a 50% discount to academic & government attendees (registration code GOVACAD) and have a special rate for full-time students, $100 for the symposium and $50 for each of the optional sessions (contact sas (at)

On the agenda for the May 8 main event —

  • Visionaries Augie Ray (financial services), Gary Kazantsev (Bloomberg), and VS Subrahmanian (Univ of Maryland).
  • Tech/research stars including Carol Haney (Toluna), Stuart Shulman (Vision Critical, ex-UMass), Catherine Havasi (MIT Media Lab and Luminoso), and Philip Resnik (Univ of Maryland).
  • Research-business leaders including Stephen Rappaport (Advertising Research Foundation), David Rabjohns (MotiveQuest), Julie Wittes Schlack (Communispace), Joseph Hughes (Accenture), and Hal Bloom (Sage Software).
  • Business user presenters include Han Lai (PayPal), Amelia Burke-Garcia (Westat), and Lindsey Sanford (Bernard Hodes Group).

We have some really cool folks attending too, from CapitalOne, Consumer Reports, Dell, Evolve24, the Federal Reserve, JP Morgan, Thomson Reuters, and other organizations. We’re thrilled to have as sponsors Accenture, Bloomberg, Lexalytics, Gnip, Converseon, Dow Jones, and NetBase. And we even have non-sponsoring technology companies attending including Oracle, SAS, and Verint, Angoss, Basis Technology, and Sysomos.

Aside from the technology and implementation elements, application focal areas include public relations, marketing, market research, customer service/support, financial markets, media, and healthcare.

Please do join us. Visit to register today.

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