This prestigious INFORMS conference has earned a reputation for high-quality, invited presentations directed to a “listener” audience. For the 2010 conference, we are expanding the reach of speaker invitations to a broad spectrum of practitioners and academics. Accepted submissions will be incorporated into the program in a special track.
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
— A discounted registration rate of $495 (regular conference rate is $870).
— Registration covers the conference program, plus the Sunday Welcome Reception, Edelman Awards banquet
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
Requirements Of Presenting
— A 50-minute presentation by one speaker (multiple presenters and panels not accepted).
— Final presentation slides submitted by March 15, 2010 (five 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 GUIDELINES AND CRITERIA
The review and acceptance process will be 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 a large
percentage are practitioners.
— Presenters must have demonstrated speaking experience.
— Speaking references will be requested.
— Potential speakers will be interviewed by phone.
Please provide the following information in a Word attachment and send to 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 detail as 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.
— Available dates for presentation: Monday, April 19, and/or Tuesday, April 20. Preference will be given to
speakers who are available both days.
— Send submission to: email@example.com.