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NYSSA, XBRL US & Baruch College Announce XBRL and Financial Analysis Conference, NYC, March 27th

1/2 Day Event to Feature Analysts, Regulators & to Announce Winner of XBRL Challenge contest

NEW YORK, Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA), Baruch College and XBRL US, today announced a complimentary, half-day conference, XBRL and Financial Analysis, to be held Wednesday, March 27, 2013 in New York City.  The conference will feature keynote presentations by Agnes Grunfeld, CFA, Managing Director, GMI Ratings, and by Dan Gode, Clinical Associate Professor of Accounting at New York University's Stern School of Business.  The program will cover panel sessions on the use of XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language) and how it's changing the way analysts, investors and regulators consume public company information, as well as demonstrations of open source and commercial tools available for use today. 

The winner of the XBRL Challenge, an application-building contest for developers, will be announced at the conference.  The Grand Prize winner will receive $20,000 for developing the best, open-source tool that consumes XBRL corporate SEC data.  This event is free to attendees but requires advance registration.

XBRL is a technology standard that makes data computer-readable, more accurate, timely and consistent, thereby changing the way security analysts and data aggregators do business.  It is now required for corporate reporting to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) by every US public company and is in use globally as well.  This conference will provide analysts and investors a non-technical understanding of how the XBRL standard can make their analysis easier, less expensive, more timely and actionable. 


XBRL and Financial Analysis Technology Conference


Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 3:00 PM ET – 6:00 PM ET, followed by cocktail reception until 7:30 PM ET  



Baruch College's Newman Vertical Campus, One Bernard Baruch Way, 55 Lexington Avenue at 24th Street, Room 14-220

To learn more and register for this complimentary program, go to:

About Baruch College's Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity

The Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity is a forum for discussion of a broad range of contemporary issues confronting US corporations and capital markets. Our concerns include: transparency of corporate reporting, corporate governance, examining legal and ethical corporate behavior, spotlighting executive accountability, corporate responsibility in global business development, risk assessment and amelioration, resolving conflicting corporate stakeholder interests, and evaluating the role of governmental regulation.  Learn more at


The New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA) is a leading forum for the investment community. NYSSA's mission is to promote best practices and the highest professional and ethical standards in the industry. With nearly 10,000 members, NYSSA is the largest of the 135 societies worldwide that make up CFA Institute, which has more than 100,000 members. For more information about NYSSA, please visit Follow NYSSA on Facebook, Twitter and Finance Professionals' Post.


XBRL US is the non-profit consortium for XBRL business reporting standards in the U.S. and it represents the business information supply chain. Its mission is to support the implementation of XBRL business reporting standards through the development of taxonomies for use by U.S. public and private sectors, with a goal of interoperability between sectors, and by promoting XBRL adoption through marketplace collaboration. XBRL US has developed taxonomies for U.S. GAAP, credit rating and mutual fund reporting under contract with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and has developed a taxonomy for corporate actions. Learn more at

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