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Since 1729, Baltimore has served as a vital hub of discovery and growth in Maryland. Located within an easy distance of both Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., Baltimore – birthplace of the U.S. National Anthem – is among those cities that played a defining role in the founding of the United States. Since then “Charm City,” as Baltimore is appropriately nicknamed, has grown from a bustling port city, to an industrial center, to a community focused on service, and the current home of INFORMS.

We invite you to join us on April 15-17, 2018 in the hometown of INFORMS at the Marriott Waterfront Hotel for the annual INFORMS Business Analytics Conference. Interact with and learn from leading analytics professionals and industry experts to gain real-world insights on successful analytics strategy. From technical workshops, to over 150 talks and presentations on ground-breaking analytics applications, to learning how to better communicate the value of O.R. and analytics, the 2018 conference offers valuable insight to all members of the O.R. and analytics communities.

We look forward to welcoming you home in 2018!

Why Attend Analytics 2018?

INFORMS and Analytics 2018 provides you with the best opportunity to network, engage, integrate, and learn. Here are just a few of the reasons to attend:


Hear over 150 talks and perspectives on topics such as Real Time Decision Systems, Managing Risk, Supply Chain/Logistics, Revenue Management and more.

Secure a cross-industry view of high-impact real-world analytics applications and learn how to apply them effectively.

Leverage analytics best practices to optimize your business processes and make fact-based business decisions.

Get valuable insights that will help decision makers in your company better understand the value of analytics as a competitive driver.


Sharpen your skills in quantitative methodologies and technologies.

Enjoy extensive, organized and facilitated networking opportunities that provide future directions and contacts that can help you and your business.

Celebrate excellence in analytics practice at the unsurpassed Edelman Awards Gala.

Learn how to sell analytics to key decision makers and potential users.


Meet with research vendors and suppliers for new products and services, potential savings and new ideas.

Take advantage of technical workshops that provide software solutions explained in the context of business.

Share real-world lessons with your students who will want to know how to apply O.R. to business applications.

Conduct a follow-up presentation for your company on current trends, best practices and innovative strategies that will open their minds to new possibilities.

The INFORMS Business Analytics Conference features 50 Emerging Topic sessions in addition to the sessions that are selected from our call for papers. Emerging Topics feature hand-picked, invited, high quality and vetted speakers organized around important analytics topic areas.

The 2018 Emerging Topic Tracks are

Analytics Process

Marketing Analytics

Decision & Risk Analysis

Analytics Leadership

Analytics on Unstructured Data

Emerging Analytics

Revenue Management & Pricing

Analytics in the Public Sector

Supply Chain Analytics

2017 Analytics Conference by the Numbers:

70% are interested in Business & Consulting

86% Hold Masters or PhDs

18% Each Year are First Time Attendees