A Celebration to be Held in Conjunction with INFORMS 2014 Annual Conference
08 November 2014, Parc 55 Hotel, San Francisco, California
Additional Seating NOW Available!
2014 marks fifty years since decision analysis emerged as a field in a professional and academic sense. In 1964 Prof. Howard Raiffa began teaching a course in “decision analysis” within the Economics Department at Harvard and began preparing material for his book “Decision Analysis.” Separately, but also in 1964, Prof. Ronald Howard conducted the first professional application of the field he called “decision analysis,” which he later described in the paper “Decision Analysis: Applied Decision Theory.”
On November 8, the Saturday prior to the INFORMS 2014 Annual Conference, the Decision Analysis Society (DAS), the Society of Decision Professionals (SDP) and the Strategic Decision Group (SDG) will host a celebratory event to mark this important anniversary in the development of our field, to honor its founders and other early developers, to take stock of our achievements, and to consider the next decades of application and research. Profs. Howard and Raiffa are planning to attend this celebration.
The program, summarized below, will consist of an afternoon session, followed by a formal reception and dinner. Ralph Keeney and Carl Spetzler are chairing the afternoon and evening events.
Program for Decision Analysis 50th Anniversary Gala Event
|1:00 – 2:30 PM||The History of Decision Analysis|
|2:30 – 3:00 PM||Break with refreshments|
|3:00 – 4:30 PM||The Future of Decision Analysis|
|6:00 – 7:00 PM||Reception|
|7:00 – 9:00 PM||Formal Dinner|
Late Registration Fee (after September 30)
|Afternoon Session Only:||$75/person|
|Evening Session Only||$275/person|
|Afternoon & Evening Session||$300/person|
For sponsorship opportunities contact Hilda Cherekdjian (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Separately, there will be special sessions related to the 50th Anniversary of Decision Analysis during the INFORMS 2014 Annual Conference (09-12 November).