Ever wonder what (EC)^2 means? It's "European Conferences of the Econom[etr]ics Community." There have been many fine (EC)^2 metings over the years since its 1990 inception, recently under the capable leadership of Luc Bauwens 2001-2013, and now under the equally-capable leadership of Peter Hansen. The next will be in Barcelona in December 2014,with the theme "Advances in Forecasting." The quality is high, and the group size is just right. A call for papers should circulate soon.