Agenda

We're working on the program for the July 15-16, 2015 Sentiment Analysis Symposium. You can take part: Propose a presentation, lightning talk, or workshop via the Call for Speakers page.

We'll aim to have the 2015 agenda posted by mid-February, 2015. The symposium will offer two tracks:

Until we get the 2015 agenda posted, here's the 2014 conference agenda, which will give you an idea what the symposium is about:

March 5 Workshops Business Track Technical Track
Morning Session
9:00 am-12:30 pm
Stephen D. Rappaport, Stephen D. Rappaport Consulting LLC
with Vincent Santino, Kaplan Test Prep; Peter Fontana, We Are Social; and Maribel Lara, M80
Jason Baldridge, University of Texas
Afternoon Session
1:30 pm-5:00 pm
Steve Ramirez, Beyond the Arc
technology oriented presentations
Networking Reception
5:00 pm-6:30 pm Networking Reception
Join us for drinks and hors d'oeuvres
March 6 Conference
Morning Session
8:00 am-8:30 am Registration & Coffee
8:30 am-8:40 am
Chair's Welcome: The Sentiment Spectrum
Seth Grimes, Alta Plana Corporation
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8:40 am-9:15 am
Measure and Predict: Lessons in Customer Satisfaction and Loyalty
Bob Hayes, TCElab
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9:15 am-9:45 am
Adventures in Emotion Recognition
Rosalind Picard, MIT Media Lab
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9:45 am-10:10 am
Mapping Human Motivations to Move Product
David Rabjohns, MotiveQuest
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10:10 am-10:35 am Break
10:35 am-11:15 am
Visionaries Panel
Stephen D. Rappaport, Stephen D. Rappaport Consulting LLC, moderator
  • Jasme Bantens, consultant, ex-Digitas
  • Bradley Honan, KRC Research
  • Augie Ray, Amex
  • 11:15 am-11:40 am
    Social Intelligence at the Crossroads
    Chris Boudreaux, Accenture
    11:40 am-11:50 am
    Strategies for Successful Sentiment Analysis of Realtime Social Data
    11:50 am-12:15 pm
    Lightning Talks
    5-minute presentations/demos of human analytics technologies, solutions, and services
    • Voice of the Customer in the Financial Services Industry
      Antonio Matarranz, Daedalus
    • Ent-it-UP: A Live Service for Sentiment Analysis on Media Contents
      Federico Neri, SyNTHEMA
    • Do It Yourself Analytics
      Nick Poore, IBM
    • Sharing Emotions in Social Networks: Data Mining Tools for Sentiment Analysis of Audiences Vittorio Di Tomaso, CELI
    12:15 pm-12:30 pm
    Accuracy and Opportunity
    Seth Redmore, Lexalytics
    Lunch & Networking
    12:30 pm-1:30 pm Lunch & Networking
    Afternoon Session
    1:30 pm-2:05 pm
    Engagement: The Unspoken Connection
    Marie Wallace, IBM Corporation
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    2:05 pm-2:25 pm
    Forecasting the Spread of Sentiments and Emotion in Social Media
    VS Subrahmanian, Univ of Maryland and SentiMetrix
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    2:25 pm-2:45 pm
    Extracting Trading Signals from Investor Sentiment
    Sarah Biller, Capital Market Exchange
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    2:45 pm-3:05 pm
    Sentiment Analysis for Comment Moderation
    Maggie Xiong, The Huffington Post
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    3:05 pm-3:15 pm
    Deriving Social ROI Through Enhanced Text Analytics in Real Time
    Shree Dandekar, Dell Software
    3:15 pm-3:35 pm Break
    3:35 pm-4:10 pm
    Innovation Panel
    Steve Ramirez, Beyond the Arc, moderator
  • Catherine Havasi, Luminoso
  • John Hoskins, Amazon
  • Amit Phansalkar, MassMutual Financial Group
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    4:10 pm-4:30 pm
    Bleeding Edge NLP: Extract & Analyze Events, Relationships, Emotion, Intent, Identity, and Lots of Other Good Stuff
    Stephen Pulman, University of Oxford
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    4:30 pm-4:50 pm
    "Let's Get Emotional": Emotions in Speech
    Dan Emodi, BeyondVerbal
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    4:50 pm-5:10 pm
    Automatic Facial Expression Recognition for Emotion-Aware Computing
    Jacob Whitehill, Emotient
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    5:10 pm-5:30 pm
    A New Approach to Real Time Intent and Sentiment Analysis
    Aloke Guha, Cruxly & Hitachi Data Systems, and Kapil Tundwal, Cruxly
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    5:30 pm
    Conference Close: A Look Ahead

    Call for Speakers

    The key to a great conference is great presentations.

    Click here to submit your proposal, by January 30, 2015.

    2014 Sponsors

    Diamond

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    Platinum

    Lexalytics logo

    Dell logo

    Gold

    Gnip logo

    Bronze

    Daedalus Textalytics logo

    SentiMetrix logo

    TheySay logo

    CELI logo

    SemanticForce logo

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