Thanks to INFORMS for Bringing Us All Together
I am sure that you were all looking forward to our INFORMS Houston conference with a lot of anticipation and perhaps with a bit of anxiety, given the impacts of Hurricane Harvey.
Yesterday, when I arrived in downtown Houston and saw the stunning conference venue of the Convention Center complete with banners and INFORMS welcome signs throughout and even carpenting, it was hard to imagine that just a few weeks ago this convention center had been a shelter, housing thousands.
As many of the INFORMS luminaries have said: “We Solve Problems,” whether through our research or practice; through education and outreach, and/or policy-making and governance.
INFORMS 2017 has been energizing – seeing friends and colleagues from around the globe, whether in sessions, at social events, standing in queue, or even taking a stroll through the beautiful neighboring park. And, of course, meeting new operations researchers is always a delight.
Everyone is so busy these days but time seems to stop as we convene for the Annual INFORMS Meeting each year and build new networks, reconnect, and enjoy one another.
Thank you, INFORMS, for bringing us all together! #HOUSTONSTRONG