Poster Sessions

Poster presentations will be scheduled in two sessions held after lunch on Monday and Tuesday. The poster presentations will be the only event on the program during these times so that all conference participants can attend the session.

Poster submission will open soon.

The competitive poster competition will feature two separate tracks: (1) Practitioners, and (2) Students.

Registration and Awards

Each track will be judged separately, with awards of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each track.  Winners will be announced and notified before the conference is over based on (1) novelty of application, (2) results (or potential results) from implementation, and (3) presentation of work.

  • $500 award from INFORMS Data Mining section will be given to the top student poster over the two day event.
  • $500 award from Purdue’s Business Information & Analytics Center (BIAC) will be given to the top practitioner poster over the two day event.
  • 2nd and 3rd place winners in both tracks will receive a certificate of recognition.

Production & Presentation Guidelines

Posters must be produced as a single-sheet exposition that can fit on the bulletin board provided by INFORMS. The bulletin board measures 90” wide by 43” tall. We recommend a poster size of 72” wide by 36” tall or 48” wide by 36” tall. However, other sizes are acceptable as long as they do not exceed the bulletin board dimensions of 90” wide by 43” tall.

In preparing your poster, you may want to reference these online sites that provide templates, as well as printing services. Please see below for our guidelines on poster content and design.

We strongly recommend that you have your poster printed locally or by an online site before you travel to the meeting, rather than attempt to have it printed onsite in Austin.

Printing Resources

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