Ground transportation from Denver International
Airport to the Adam's Mark and downtown hotel is available
SuperShuttle: 303-370-1300 or 800-525-3177
Reservations are not necessary when going from the airport to downtown. You must make reservations for the return trip (do this at your hotel).
Shuttle costs are $15 one-way or $28 round trip when you use the discount coupon. Shuttle counters can be found on the baggage claim level.
Cab fare is approximately $50 one way.
In Denver, you can pick up your printed program
and other registration materials at the following
times: Saturday, October 23, 5:00-8:00pm; Sunday,
Monday and Tuesday, 7:00am-5:00pm; Wednesday,
7:30am-12:00pm. These are also the on-site
Badge Required for
Your Denver 2004 registration badge must be
worn to all meeting events. Badges will be
checked at the entrance to technical session
areas, as well as the exhibit hall. Attendees
without badges will be directed to the registration
desk to pick up their badges and register.
All attendees, including Cluster Chairs, Session
Chairs and speakers must register and pay
the registration fee.
The printed program you receive in Denver
will list room locations for all sessions
and events, as well as provide floor plans.
Almost all meeting events--technical sessions,
exhibits, subdivision meetings, special events
and Sunday evening Welcome Reception will
be held at the Adam's Mark. The General Reception
on Monday evening will be at the COORS Field--busing
will be provided.
Both LCD (computer) projectors and overhead projectors
will be available in all technical session rooms.
Before you depart for Denver,
please review these instructions:
Bring your laptop to your session. We supply the projector; we do not supply the computer.
- Get comfortable with connecting your laptop to an LCD projector-practice using the laptop you'll bring to the meeting and a version of the file you'll be showing.
Arrive at your session at
least ½ hour early.
Do NOT attempt to run your
presentation off the laptop battery, no
matter how trustworthy.
Bring your AC power adaptor
with you. There will be convenient AC power
in every session room.
Produce and bring overhead
transparencies as a backup.
All presenters in a session
will set up and test the connection to the
projector before the session begins.
There will be a Speaker Ready Room
available during the meeting. You can stop
by and practice connecting your laptop to
the projector. We'll also have quick instructions
at each session room, and technical assistance
available. But there's no substitute for practice
before you get to the meeting and transparency
backups for those occasions when even the
best-laid plans go awry!
Go to the registration area and pick up
your DENVER Meeting Program, name badge
and other registration materials. The room
and location of your session will be listed
in the Technical Sessions section of the
meeting program and in the Master Track
Arrive at your session
at least ½ hour early for A/V set-up.
Limit your presentation
to key issues with a brief summary.
Time your presentation
to fit within your designated time span,
leaving time for audience questions.
Bring copies of your paper
or other handouts to distribute to the
Please don't be a "no-show." While we understand that last-minute
circumstances may prevent speakers from attending,
we urge you to inform us so we can alert attendees.
Speakers who fail to notify us that they are not
attending are being unfair to their colleagues
and the Organizing Committee.
In an effort to improve the quality of the meeting, we maintain records of individuals who are “no-shows.” These people may be required to register in advance for future meetings in order for their papers to be scheduled.
- Send cancellation in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org with the reason for canceling. Cancellations will be listed in the Program Addendum and deleted from the online program.
- Invited and Sponsored speakers
should also inform their session chair if they
are not able to attend the meeting to make their
- If a paper is withdrawn from
a session before the meeting, the session chair
may add a new speaker or extra time may be allowed
for the remaining speakers.
- Invited and Sponsored session
chairs should find a substitute to act as chair
in their place.
- If a speaker is a "no-show," the original time schedule should be adhered
to rather than sliding every talk forward. This
allows for effective session jumping.
The role of the Chair is to coordinate the
smooth running of the session. The Chair:
Begins and ends each session
on time. Each session lasts 90 minutes,
with the time per presentation determined
by the number of papers in the session.
Equal time should be given to each paper.
Introduces each presentation
(just the title of the paper and the name
of the presenting author).
Ensures that presentations
are made in the order shown in the program.
This allows for "session jumping."
If a speaker cancels or does not attend,
the original time schedule should be adhered
to rather than sliding every talk forward
Completes the session attendance
forms (forms will be in the room).
With more than 600 sessions and 2,000 presentations,
the INFORMS Annual Meeting can be a challenge
to navigate. Here are some tips that should
When you pick up your registration materials
in Denver, you'll receive the printed program
with four resources:
- The technical session listing, which provides
the most detailed information. The listing
is presented chronologically by day/time,
showing each session and the papers/abstracts/authors
within each session.
- The Master Track Schedule. This is an overview
of the tracks (general topic areas) and their
- Floor plans that show you where technical
session tracks are located.
- Three cross-references indices: authors,
session chairs, and sessions.
The Session Code
Each session is identified with a code - for
- The first letter is the day of the week.
- The second letter is the time block: A =
8:00-9:30am; B = 10:00-11:30am; C = 1:30-3:00pm;
D = 4:30-6:00pm. On Wednesday, C block is 12:00-1:30pm.
- The number is the track, which correlates
with room location.
To Find Your Own Session
Use the Author Index at the back of the printed
program - the session code for your presentation(s)
will be shown. Then refer to the full session
listing for the location of your session(s).
To Find Sessions of Interest
Before you arrive in Denver, use the online
Program Search to
identify sessions you want to attend. Search
by CLUSTER to see what's available in broad
topic areas. Search by KEY WORD for particular
interests. Search by SESSION for a chronological
look at sessions available each day. Or search
by AUTHOR. You can also create your own itinerary.
Once you arrive in Denver, the best method
for finding sessions of interest is to use the
Master Track Schedule. It provides an overview
of the general topic areas for all sessions
during the week.
In Denver, there will be a Program Information
booth located in the registration area. If you
have any questions or comments about the program,
we encourage you to stop by.
Denver enjoys one of the most desirable climates in the continental U.S., with average temperatures in late October ranging from a low of 33F to a high of 64F. But, like anywhere in the Rockies, the weather is unpredictable. We suggest you bring a jacket or rain coat with you and dress in layers. During the entire year, sun block and lip balm are recommended if you will be outdoors.
Also keep in mind that Denver is “the mile-high city,” at an altitude of 5,280 feet. The atmosphere is thinner and drier than at lower altitudes, and your cardiovascular system has to work harder. At high altitudes, everyone is affected in some manner and the effects vary from person to person. Some people experience slight nausea, shortness of breath, headaches or rapid heartbeat. These initial complaints should disappear as your body adjusts.
When you first arrive in Denver, rest appropriately, eat lightly for the first 48-72 hours, and avoid heavy alcohol consumption. Keep physical exertion to a minimum on the first day. It’s also recommended that you drink up to eight glasses of water daily to avoid dehydration.