The keynote address was given by Professor John Y. Campbell from the Department of Economics, Harvard University.
From his website:
Campbell is the Morton L. and Carole S. Olshan Professor of Economics at Harvard University, where he has taught since 1994. He has published almost 100 articles on various aspects of finance and macroeconomics, including fixed-income securities, equity valuation, portfolio choice, and household finance. Campbell delivered the Ely Lecture to the American Economic Association in 2016 and served as President of the American Finance Association in 2005. He is a Research Associate and former Director of the Program in Asset Pricing at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a Fellow of the Econometric Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy and Honorary Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, and holds honorary doctorates from the University of Maastricht, the University of Paris Dauphine, Copenhagen Business School, and BI Norwegian Business School. Campbell is also a founding partner of Arrowstreet Capital, LP, a Boston-based quantitative asset management firm.