From Tooth to Tail
When I opened up my registration envelope – there it was – my 25+ year ribbon. That ribbon marks 25 years of a career in Operations Research. I was very lucky to be given the opportunity to attend an ORSA/TIMS Conference in Denver Colorado and present work on my very first project. By the end of the conference I had signed up as a member (at a discount- of course). I have maintained that membership as my career progressed to tackle different problem sets in different parts of the world. INFORMS resources and contacts were always there to support me. My 25+ year ribbon marks a long and rewarding relationship with INFORMS. I will be wearing it with pride.
I also plan to welcome the first timers I encounter and hope that this conference will mark the start of a rewarding relationship with INFORMS. I encourage you to do the same.