Schedule

Updated 2/26/20

Absentee Voting

Don’t forget to vote!

This year’s Conference falls on April 26-28 during the Presidential Primary Elections. If you are attending the conference, are a registered voter in your state, and will be unable to go to your regular polling place on election day to cast your vote, you may be eligible to vote by absentee ballot.

For more information on your state absentee ballot requirements, registration deadlines, election dates, and candidate and ballot information, visit USA.GOV.

Sunday, April 26

7am-5pm Registration  
7am-9pm Mother’s Lounge  
7am-5pm Gala Exchange Desk (exchange your Gala voucher for a seat)  
7am-4:30pm Roundtable Meeting (Invitation only)  
7:30am-3pm INFORMS Early Career Professionals’ Network (Application Required)  
9-10:45am Technology Workshops
11am-12:45pm Technology Workshops
12noon-4:30pm UPS George D. Smith Competition  
1-2:45pm Technology Workshops
12noon-6pm Analytics Career Fair  
3-4:45pm Technology Workshops
5:30-7pm Executive Forum (Invitation Only)  
6-7pm Newcomers Reception  
6-7pm Career Fair Employer Reception (Invitation Only)  
7-8:30pm Welcome Reception and Exhibits  

Monday, April 27

7am-5pm Registration  
7am-9pm Mother’s Lounge  
7am-3pm Gala Exchange Desk (exchange your Gala voucher for a seat)  
7-8am Continental Breakfast  
7-8am Career Fair Breakfast & Employment Outlook Panel  
8-9am Welcome: Pinar Keskinocak, INFORMS President and Scott Nestler, General Chair
Plenary Speaker: Kate Darling, Research Specialist, MIT Media Lab
 
9am-4:30pm Exhibits Open  
9am-5pm Career Fair Interviews (By Appointment)  
9:10-10am Track Sessions
9:10am – 2pm INFORMS O.R. & Analytics Student Team Competition
9:10-12:20pm Syngenta Crop Challenge in Analytics
11:30am-12:20pm Track Sessions
12:30pm-1:45pm Networking Lunch  
1:50-2:40pm Track Sessions
2:45-3:35pm Poster Session and Refreshment Break with Exhibits  
3:05-3:35pm CAPs & Coffee  
3:40-4:30pm Track Sessions
5-6pm Women in OR/MS: Cocktails & Questions  
4:40-5:30pm Networking Reception  
6-7pm Honors Reception (Invitation Only)  
7-10pm Edelman Gala  

Tuesday, April 28

7am-3pm Registration  
7am-9pm Mother’s Lounge  
7-8am Continental Breakfast  
7-8am Analytics Section Awards Breakfast (Invitation Only)  
7-8am Women in OR/MS Networking Breakfast  
8-9am

Welcome & Introductions: Scott Nestler, General Chair

INFORMS O.R. & Analytics Student Team Competition Award Winner Announcement

Plenary Speaker: Bill Franks, Chief Analytics Officer for the International Institute for Analytics (IIA)

 
9am-3:40pm Exhibits Open  
9am-5pm Career Fair Interviews (By Appointment)  
9:10-10am Track Sessions
10-10:30am Coffee Break with Exhibitors  
10:30am-11:20pm Track Sessions
11:30am-12:20pm Track Sessions
12:30-1:45pm Networking Lunch
1:50-2:40pm Track Sessions
2:45-3:35pm Poster Session and Refreshment Break with Exhibits  
3:40-4:30pm Keynote: Reprise of 2020 Edelman Award Winner  
4:40-5:30pm

Track Sessions