Call for Oral Presentations
Selected speakers register at a 35-40% discount
Submission deadline: December 15, 2011
Selection notification: February 13, 2012
You are invited to submit a proposal to present at the 2012 INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics and O.R. Speakers selected through this process receive a 35-40% discount off regular registration rates.
We welcome proposals in all areas and all topics within the business analytics and O.R. arena. This year, the Committee hopes to receive submissions in three focus areas:
• Healthcare analytics
• Supply chain management & logistics
• Forecasting & risk management
However, this is an open call for proposals and all topics in the field are welcome.
We encourage you to submit a proposal for review by the Selection Committee. Both presentation content and speaking expertise will be considered in selection, with priority given to real-world business topics and high-quality academic work geared to real situations.
Benefits of Presenting
- Discounted conference registration rate of $595 — 35-40% off regular rates.
- Registration covers the conference program, plus the Edelman Awards banquet, the Sunday Welcome Reception, and breakfast, lunch and breaks for two days.
- The prestige of being selected to present at an INFORMS top-quality conference.
- An opportunity to participate fully in the conference, networking with industry practitioners, academics and consultants.
Requirements of Presenting
- A 50-minute presentation by one speaker (multiple presenters and panels not accepted).
- Final presentation slides submitted by March 5, 2012 (six weeks before the conference).
- Willingness to tailor a presentation for a listener audience and to accept direction from the
selection committee in doing this.
- Willingness to serve as a discussion leader for small group roundtables, if requested.
- Full participation in the conference (both the education and social program), for at least the day of the presentation and preferably the entire conference.
Selection Guideline and Criteria
The review and acceptance process is highly selective, with two primary criteria.
- Real-world business topics, with technical content included.
- High quality academic work geared to real situations.
- Applications reports, case studies, best practice examples, emerging topics and tutorials
with a practice-orientation.
- All application areas of OR/MS considered.
- Presentations directed to a “listener” audience (most members of the audience attend the
conference to listen to high quality presentations, not to present), of which approximately 80% are practitioners.
- Presenters must have demonstrated speaking experience.
- Speaking references will be requested.
- Potential speakers will be interviewed by phone.
To Submit a Proposal
Please provide the following information in a Word attachment:firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Contact information: name, academic degree, position title, organization, address, telephone, fax, email.
- Your CV, resume or other biographical information.
- Presentation title.
- Abstract: a 500-word extended abstract written with the listener’s perspective in mind. Your abstract should answer the listener’s basic question: “What will I learn from this session? What
information/knowledge/ideas will I come away with?” It’s important that you describe in as much detailas possible what you will cover in your presentation. A bulleted list of topics, points, examples and issues can be an effective technique for doing this.
- Speaking experience: please list your relevant speaking experience, and provide the name, email and
phone number for at least one individual who can comment on your speaking expertise.
- Send submission to: email@example.com.