The Socionomics Institute held its first-ever Summit, New Horizons in the Study of Social Mood, in April 2011, and what an event it was.
As Jim B. of Texas described it:
The Socionomics Summit was a great way to introduce people to the true way to look at social mood and its impact on markets, government, music. ... I would recommend it for people serious about learning the true power of mass human psychology.
You can experience every engaging moment the packed-house audience saw and heard during the April 2011 Socionomics Summit: each one of the 12 speakers; all of their charts, slides and handouts; plus the Q&A sessions between the speakers and audience. This first-ever socionomics conference was professionally recorded and is available in a studio-mastered set of 3 DVDs.
The DVD set includes all five action-packed hours of the Summit as attendees experienced it. Yet in a real sense, the DVD set promises an educational encounter that is better than the one attendees received in person. You can watch and listen at your convenience, and you'll appreciate the ability to re-watch the fast-paced sessions as often as you choose.
Here are just some of the speakers and their topics:
- EWI's Robert Prechter delivers
the Summit's opening and closing remarks. His morning remarks offer a powerful
contrast of the socionomic perspective vs. conventional notions. In the afternoon,
Bob spells out stunning real-world examples of the fractal nature of herding
in financial markets.
- Georgia Institute of Technology professor Eric
Gilbert: "Widespread Worry and the Stock Market." Gilbert's
landmark 2010 study showes how blog posts on livejournal.com predict market
- Indiana University professor Johan
Bollen and Huina Mao: "Measurements of public
mood states predict the DJIA." Bollen and Mao's analysis of social
mood exhibited in Twitter feeds predicted changes in the closing values
of the DJIA at an accuracy of 86.7%.
- Successful hedge fund manager Scott
Reamer: "Socionomics as an Investment Philosophy: the 'Unified
Field Theory' of Economics, Physics, and Sociology." Reamer gives his
thoughts on why the socionomic hypothesis is critical to dealing with life's
inherent uncertainties – in markets, in academia, and in life.
- Scholar and best-selling author of Mood
Matters, John Casti: "Anticipation of Extreme
Events in Human Society." Casti explains how the social mood of a
population is a leading indicator of collective social events of all types,
ranging from trends in popular culture to the rise and collapse of world
- Emmy award-winning Minyanville sage Kevin
Depew: "Zombinomics: How Social Mood Has Us Hungry for Flesh
and Brains." Depew offers a humorous and insightful analysis of how
a negative social mood takes pop culture into dark places.
- EWI's Asia analyst Mark Galasiewski: "Emerging
Markets and Violence." Mark explains how he combined his knowledge of political
trends in the Middle East with his Elliott wave analysis of markets in the
region to make stunningly accurate forecasts in both arenas.