Submission is closed.
Selection notification: February 15, 2010
You are invited to submit a proposal to present a poster at the 2010 INFORMS
Conference on O.R. Practice. Presenters selected through this process will be invited
to register for the conference at $495, 40% off the lowest regular rate.
Poster presentations will be scheduled in two sessions, held on Monday and Tuesday.
The Poster display will be the only event on the program during these times, so that
presenters receive useful feedback from colleagues and all attendees can learn from
This visual, brief-presentation format lends itself to:
— Descriptions of analytics projects that are still in progress,
— Examples of successful work that may not be extensive enough for a 50-minute
formal presentation but still offer useful learning points for O.R. professionals,
— New, cutting-edge topics and projects on which you're looking for feedback,
Case studies of projects that were NOT successful, and what you learned
from the experience,
— Corporate or consulting work subject to nondisclosure restrictions
that can still be presented at a high level,
— Your experience and advice on "soft" topics, such as selling analytics
to internal or client decision-makers, working with non-technical
We welcome Poster Presentations on the full range of O.R. work, including
all applications areas, industries and methodologies.
Benefits Of Presenting
— A discounted registration rate of $495 (the lowest conference rate
is $870). Registration covers the conference program, plus evening
receptions, continental breakfast, lunch and breaks for two days.
— The prestige of being selected to present a poster at an INFORMS
— The opportunity to receive feedback on your work from colleagues.
— An opportunity to participate fully in the conference, networking
with industry practitioners, academics and consultants.
Please provide the following information in a Word attachment and send to
— Contact information: name, academic degree, position title, organization,
address, telephone, fax, email.
— Select one: industry, government, academic
— Provide an “elevator pitch” – a summary in seven sentences that gives the narrative
for your poster. Your summary should include a description of the problem solved,
your contribution to the project, why it was important, anything novel, etc.
— Answer the following questions (no more than three sentences for each question)
— How could your problem/methodology be applicable in industry,
and/or nonprofit organizations?
— How is the project innovative?
— What type of O.R. did you use (if applicable)
You will be expected to present your poster during a session on either Monday, April 19,
or Tuesday, April 19. Please indicate your availability – preference will be given to
presenters who are available both days.
Questions? Contact Teresa Cryan: email@example.com
— You have two options for a poster display: (1) mounted on a bulletin board
(board provided by INFORMS), or (2) a three-panel display that you provide
to stand on a table (table provided by INFORMS).
— The bulletin board provided by INFORMS measures 8 feet wide by 4 feet high.
Your overall poster must fit within that space.
— The display table provided by INFORMS measures 6 feet wide by 18 inches deep.
Your display must be constructed to stand alone on this table.
— You can produce your poster as (1) a single large sheet of paper that can be rolled
and transported in a tube or one large piece of corrugated plastic that can be folded
in thirds for easy transport; (2) as multiple pages that are mounted onto the bulletin
board, or (3) as a three-panel display.
— For the three-panel display, we recommend that the title and overview be placed on
the middle panel, with other information on the left and right panels.
— For all posters, please follow these guidelines:
— Maintain a good contrast between background and foreground text.
— Avoid acronyms and extensive mathematical notation as much as possible.
— Overview information should include the poster title and full names of all
contributors, their affiliations, addresses and an email and/or web link.
The overview should also include one or more of the following: a short
description of the problem, objectives of the work, the methodology utilized,
conclusions, relevant diagrams, graphs and charts in order to present an
overview for the application.
— You may wish to add a laptop display to your poster presentation.
If you have questions about display guidelines, please contact Cheryl Clark, INFORMS Meeting Planner, at firstname.lastname@example.org (800-343-0062 or 401-722-2595 x202)
Your laptop can be placed on the table in front of the bulletin board.
Projection (using a computer projector) is not possible due to space constraints.
If you have general questions about poster presentation, contact Teresa Cryan, Director of Meetings at email@example.com (800-343-0062 or 401-722-2595 x210).