A Lot To See On Sunday
Sunday is generally an unusually hectic day for me at INFORMS conferences – there always seems to be several sessions I want to attend throughout the day, and I have to make some difficult choices (a really good problem to have, if you must have a problem!). With 73 concurrent sessions at this conference, I am facing the same problem this year. One decision is easy – at 4:40 p.m. I will be in Regency Ballroom A in the Hyatt for the session, “Feature Articles from Recent Issues of INFORMS Transactions on Education (ITE) and Discussion of the ITE Review & Publication Process.” As the Editor in Chief of ITE I may be biased, but I think this is going to be a terrific session. Several members of the ITE editorial board will speak about their roles with the journal, and several authors of papers published in recent issues of ITE will discuss their work. This is a great opportunity to learn about the journal (including how to access classroom cases published by ITE – which are now in use in over 70 nations). Unfortunately (for me), the session, “United States Presidential Election Forecasting: Who Will Win the White House in 2012?” is scheduled opposite the session on ITE; this session should be fascinating, and I am sorry I will miss it.
Two sessions sponsored by the SpORts section are scheduled for tomorrow, as are the two CPMS sponsored sessions featuring presentations by 2012 Edelman Award finalists (the winning team is also scheduled to reprise its presentation in a keynote session at 3:10 p.m.). Rich O’Lear’s plenary and George Poste’s keynote should both also be very interesting. And then the INFORM-ED (the INFORMS Education Forum) Member Reception and Business Meeting in West 105B of the Convention Center from 6:15-7:15 p.m. and the Awards Ceremony soon after, so this will be a busy (and fun) day.