Quick-Scan Chartcon 2011 by Summer Davis
ChartCon 2011 was the first-ever conference dedicated to StockCharts.com users. This three-day investment conference in late August offered in-depth training from StockCharts experts and created a sense of community with its 365 users in attendance. The attendees were primarily from the US but about 25% were from Canada, with ages ranging from 20-somethings on up to their 90s.
The conference was divided into two parts: the basic two-day ChartCon conference, preceded by “StockCharts University,” an optional one-day technical analysis refresher course. StockCharts University focused on covering the basics of technical analysis including topics such as the different types of charts, chart patterns, trends, chart analysis techniques, line studies, and different indicators. Throughout the conference, company president and founder Chip Anderson and technicians John Murphy and Arthur Hill showed StockCharts users how the website worked and went into detail about how each of the tools could help users make better investing decisions.