Welcome to Nashville!
Welcome to the 2016 INFORMS Annual Meeting in Nashville! Academics, industry experts, students, INFORMS members, and representatives of government agencies join together in the OR/MS event of the year. Listen to intriguing plenary and semi-plenary presentations; panel discussions; tutorials; and some of the thousands of oral and poster presentations.
We hope you enjoy your time in “Music City” sharing your expertise and experiences with fellow attendees. We encourage you be an active member of the INFORMS community and network by meeting new people and reconnecting with colleagues.
I hope that everyone is enjoying time in Nashville. On behalf of the organizing committee, I would like to invite you to Houston next year for 2017 annual meeting (10/22-10/25). You will have a chance to visit NASA Johnson Space Center, Minute Maid park (baseball), Texas Medical Center, and Oil & Gas facilities. If you […]
A dozen or so members of the OR in Sports (SpORts) Section and some INFORMS staffers kicked off their #INFORMS2016 conference experience with an outing to see the Nashville Predators take on the Anaheim Ducks. The home team won by a score of 5-0, and there were even a few decent fights. During the intermission […]
What a great town. Have spent first two days with newly minted Ph.D”s on the inside and outs of publishing and the job hunt pricess. great fun. Snuck off to see the Predators (hockey) last night… they won 5-0 against a good team. now I see titans (football) are in town… No wonder it was […]
I am excited to see that INFORMS is getting a new logo! The current logo dates back to the original formation of INFORMS, when the Operations Research Society of American (ORSA) and The Institute for the Management Sciences (TIMS) merged back in 1995. Here is how we styled it back in 1996 when we started […]
A lot happens before the conference officially starts. Among those things, there is the combined colloquia, which are currently 3: for doctoral students, for young faculty, and on teaching effectiveness. I had such a great time last year at the doctoral students colloquium that I came back for the teaching effectiveness one this time. Attendees […]