Schedule

All listed times are in Eastern Daylight Standard Time, but all content will be available on demand and will remain accessible for three months after the Virtual 2020 INFORMS Annual Meeting.  

Sunday, November 8

Time Event
12noon-3pm Exhibit Hall Opens
12noon-12:15pm Welcome by INFORMS President
  Welcome and Committee Thank You by Co-chairs and Introduction to Plenary Speaker
12:15-1:15pm Opening Plenary: Sheldon Jacobson, Operations Research and Public Policy: Making a Difference
1-3pm Poster Sessions and Competition
1:15-2:30pm Pre-recorded Technical Sessions with Live Q&A
2:30-2:45pm Break
2:45-3:45pm INFORMS Membership Meeting
4-5pm Community Business Meetings & Special Events

Monday, November 9

Time Event
7am On Demand Content from Previous Day is Available
8-10am Release of On Demand Contributed Presentations
9-11am Technology Workshops
10-11am Chat with Contributed Presenters
11am-5pm Exhibits and Career Center Open
11am-12noon Plenary Panel Discussion: Forecasting Models for the COVID-19 Pandemic; Panelists: Julie Swann, Retsef Levi, Nicholas Reich, Nicoleta Serban, Moderator: Anne Robinson
12noon-12:30pm Organized Networking
12noon-2pm Technology Workshops
12:30-1:45pm Pre-recorded Technical Sessions with Live Q&A
1:45-2pm Break
2-3:15pm Pre-recorded Technical Sessions with Live Q&A
3-5pm Technology Workshops
3:15-3:30pm Break
3:30-4:30pm Keynote: Elad Hazan, Optimization and Machine Learning
3:30-4:30pm Keynote: Guru Pundoor, Evolution of Retail Supply Chains- A Pratitioner’s Perspective
4:30-5:45pm Pre-recorded Technical Sessions with Live Q&A
5:45-6:45pm Community Business Meetings & Special Events

Tuesday, November 10

Time Event
7am On Demand Content from Previous Day is Available
8-10am Release of On Demand Contributed Presentations
9-11am Technology Workshops
10-11am Chat with Contributed Presenters
11am-5pm Exhibits and Career Center Open
11am-12noon Plenary: Nancy Potok, The Future of Federal Statistics and the Role of the Chief Statistician
12noon-12:30pm Organized Networking
12noon-2pm Technology Workshops
12:30-1:45pm Pre-recorded Technical Sessions with Live Q&A
1:45-2pm Break
2-3:15pm Pre-recorded Technical Sessions with Live Q&A
3-5pm Technology Workshops
3:15-3:30pm Break
3:30-4:30pm Keynote: Peter Glynn, Philip McCord Morse Lecturer: Statistics, Stochastics, and Service Operations
3:30-4:30pm Keynote: Simon Lee, What We Wish Application Engineers Knew About Analytics
3:30-4:30pm Keynote: UPS Prize Winner
4:30-5:45pm Pre-recorded Technical Sessions with Live Q&A
5:45-6:45pm Community Business Meetings & Special Events

Wednesday, November 11

Time Event
7am On Demand Content from Previous Day is Available
8-10am Release of On Demand Contributed Presentations
9-11am Technology Workshops
10-11am Chat with Contributed Presenters
11am-5pm Exhibits and Career Center Open
11am-12noon Plenary: Mike Watson, AI is the Right Term for Our INFORMS Profession
12noon-12:30pm Organized Networking
12noon-2pm Technology Workshops
12:30-1:45pm Pre-recorded Technical Sessions with Live Q&A
1:45-2pm Break
2-3:15pm Pre-recorded Technical Sessions with Live Q&A
3-5pm Technology Workshops
3:15-3:30pm Break
3:30-4:30pm Keynote: Maria Mayorga, From Patient to Population: Integrating Personalized Medicine and Public Health
3:30-4:30pm Keynote: Yianni Gamvros, Quantum Computing and Optimization
4:30-5:45pm Pre-recorded Technical Sessions with Live Q&A
6-6:45pm INFORMS Awards Ceremony

Thursday, November 12

Time Event
7am

On Demand Content from Previous Day is Available

8-10am Release of On Demand Contributed Presentations
9-11am Technology Workshops
10-11am Chat with Contributed Presenters
11am-5pm Exhibits and Career Center Open
11am-12noon Keynotes: Linda Burtch, Stop Chasing Unicorns and Start Hiring the Data Scientists You Need
11am-12noon Keynotes: Matteo Fischetti, IFORS Distinguished Lecturer, Mathematical Optimization for Social Distancing
12noon-12:30pm Organized Networking
12noon-2pm Technology Workshops
12:30-1:45pm Pre-recorded Technical Sessions with Live Q&A
1:45-2pm Break
2-3:15pm Pre-recorded Technical Sessions with Live Q&A
3-5pm Technology Workshops
3:15-3:30pm Break
3:30-4:30pm Keynote: Barry Nelson, Rebooting Simulation for Big Data, Big Computing and Big Consequences
3:30-4:30pm Keynote: Edelman Award Winner
4:30-5:45pm Pre-recorded Technical Sessions with Live Q&A
5:45-6:45pm Community Business Meetings & Special Events

Friday, November 13

Time Event
7am On Demand Content from Previous Day is Available
8-10am Release of On Demand Contributed Presentations
9-11am Technology Workshops
10-11am Chat with Contributed Presenters
11am-5pm Exhibits and Career Center Open
11am-12noon Keynote: David Simchi-Levi, Statistical Learning in Operations: The Interplay between Online and Offline Learning
11am-12noon Keynote: Wagner Prize Winner
12noon-12:30pm Organized Networking
12noon-2pm Technology Workshops
12:30-1:45pm Pre-recorded Technical Sessions with Live Q&A
1:45-2pm Break
2-3:15pm Pre-recorded Technical Sessions with Live Q&A
3-5pm Technology Workshops
3:15-3:30pm Break
3:30-4:30pm Keynote: Richard Tapia, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
4:30-5:45pm Pre-recorded Technical Sessions with Live Q&A