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Want to Get the Most Out of INFORMS 2012? There's an App for That!

To properly download the app to your mobile device, you need to turn off both Private Browsing and Pop-Up Blocker.

For the first time at an INFORMS meeting, you'll be able to download a FREE app on any mobile device. Access conference info on the go, including the schedule of sessions and presentations, plenary/keynote speaker information, maps, exhibitor details, free must-have articles, and more.
Use the free conference mobile app to:
– Build your personal daily schedule - Plan your day by selecting sessions from the daily schedule. You can also add custom personal events for meetings with exhibitors.
– Engage and network - Share information about the conference via Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and more!
– Find what you are looking for - Use the search functionality and interactive maps to find sessions and exhibitors (e.g., Wiley at Booth #21) more easily.
– Take notes - Make the most of your app and take notes about sessions, speakers, and exhibitors right in their profile. At the end of the event, you can easily export all notes via email.
– Access must-have research - Stay on the cutting-edge and be in the know with free content from Wiley and INFORMS. You can access articles from the Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science, as well as from the Wiley journals, International Transactions in Operational Research and Decision Sciences. Informative RSS feeds from 13 INFORMS journals are available, including Management Science, Operations Research, and Decision Analysis. And, you can sample content from the INFORMS TutORials in OR series, featuring 10 of the 14 tutorials being presented during the conference.

Conference app tips:
– Explore everything the app has to offer - simply try out all the buttons to see what they do.
– Reference your personalized schedule in the app to maximize your time.
– Take notes on any item and export all notes in an email after the event.
– Star items you like as a reminder for future reference.


Social Networking

Engage with online tools at the 2012 Annual Meeting


Let others know about hot presentations & what you’re planning by adding the hashtag “#informs2012” to your tweets. See what others are tweeting here »
"Follow" the official conference announcements twitter feed, INFORMS2012, to make sure you recieve all conference announcements.


Connect with other conference participants and discuss key topics at the Annual Meeting LinkedIn Group.

Faceboook"Like" INFORMS on Facebook, and let other INFORMS members know you are attending the 2012 INFORMS Annual Meeting by RSVP'ing.

Check out the INFORMS Annual Meeting Board on Pinterest for interesting places to visit, eat, and enjoy Phoenix. Follow the board for updates.

Listen as you travel!

Science of Better PodcastWhether you're traveling to the INFORMS Annual Meeting by train, plane or automobile, you can add some entertainment – and learn some fascinating things about O.R. and analytics – by downloading a Science of Better podcast to hear while you’re making your way. Listen to thought leaders from academia, industry, government and the military – experts in climate change, healthcare social media, and more. Go to and download an .MP3 version of O.R.'s most dynamic conversation. Happy trails!