The ECF welcomes PhD students, postdoc fellows, newly appointed faculty members, and all forecasters in the early stage of their career. Our goal is to build a community of ECFs to (1) encourage networking, (2) provide support of ideas and information, and (3) build a connection with the IIF community.

Chairperson: Dr. Shari De Baets, Ghent University
Vice Chair: Dr. Anna Sroginis, Lancaster University
Secretary: Dr. Michał Chojnowski, Warsaw School of Economics
Senior Board Member: Dr. Sarah Van der Auweraer, University of Luxembourg
Board Member: Dr. Niles Perera, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Junior Board Member: Margarete Afonso Sousa, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro

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Workshop: Not an Imposter | March 8, 2022
How many times did you feel that you may not deserve to be where you currently are? How many times have you thought ‘I might be just a lucky one’? It might be that an imposter syndrome is talking.
Speaker: Dr. Anastasia Ushakova, Lecturer in Biostatistics, Lancaster Medical School

Webinar:Forecasting jobs in industry – what would I do and how do I get one? | December 8, 2021
Presenters: Polly Mitchell-Guthrie, VP, Industry Outreach & Thought Leadership, Kinaxis; Anne-Flore Elard, Director of Advanced Analytics Services, Kinaxis

Webinar:Public Speaking with Dr. Shari De Baets | Mar 30, 2021

Webinar:Lessons from a career in forecasting research by Paul Goodwin | Jan 26, 2021

Webinar: Tips and tricks on writing an academic paper | October 8, 2020
Simon Jones from Elsevier presented tips and tricks on writing an academic paper. Simon manages the decision sciences and operations research journal portfolio.

Webinar: Consulting, research and teaching in energy forecasting | Jun 30, 2020
In this talk, Dr. Hong shared his experience about consulting, research, and teaching in the field of energy forecasting, including his transition from a graduate student, to an industry professional, and then to university professor. View the webinar on YouTube!