April 25 | Gaylord Rockies Resort | Denver, CO
Your job is to help cultivate the data analytics leaders of tomorrow. What keeps you up at night? What are the most pressing needs for your program? Your colleagues at universities around the world probably have the same concerns and face similar challenges. The INFORMS Meeting of Analytics Program Directors (MAPD) has become the event for connecting and collaborating with colleagues in the field.
Join us for the 4th Annual Meeting of Analytics Program Directors (MAPD) on April 25, 2020 where Analytics Program Directors from around the globe will:
- Learn best practices for student recruitment and alumni engagement
- Discuss curricular structures
- Share engagement with industry and practice professionals
- Engage with industry representatives from healthcare, aerospace/defense, transportation, and other industries.
MAPD 2020 has been canceled. Please consider joining us next year in Orlando!
What to Expect From the Meeting
The Meeting of Analytics Program Directors (MAPD) is designed to provide program directors of analytics programs with a forum for discussion, networking, and the sharing of best practices. While master’s level programs are the majority, this meeting is open to program directors representing bachelor’s and doctoral level programs as well. The goal is to provide a platform for the types of exchanges that will raise the bar for all analytics programs and ultimately lead to better outcomes for students and the industries they serve. Additionally, by supporting this emerging cadre of academics who lead analytics programs, INFORMS hopes that MAPD will help foster new ideas and energy going forward.
While the MAPD will take place prior to the 2020 INFORMS Business Analytics Conference, attendees will not be required to attend the Analytics Conference. However, with leading analytics professionals and industry experts coming together to share, learn, and network, the 2020 INFORMS Business Analytics Conference is an attractive option for anyone engaged in the business analytics arena.
Should You Attend? Yes!
“As I told others in Vegas, thinking back to ’89 when I began attending ORSA/TIMS, this is the most useful single day I’ve spent at an OR conference.”
Past MAPD Attendees
When: April 25, 2020
Where: Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center, Denver, CO
Who: Program Directors and Associate Program Directors of analytics programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral level.
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MAPD 2020 Sponsors
Our generous sponsors allow MAPD 2020 to remain free of charge for participants! We thank them for their support!
Interested in joining them? Contact Bill Griffin, INFORMS Professional Development Manager, for more information.
MAPD 2020 Organizing Committee
Harish Krishnan, Co-Chair, University of British Columbia
Matt Bailey, Co-Chair, Bucknell University
Michael Fry, University of Cincinnati
Myra Gonzalez, Texas A&M University
Sharif Melouk, University of Alabama
Chris Solo, Penn State University
Andrew Urbaczewski, University of Denver