INFORMS Day One
It’s that time of year where we awkwardly gaze at each other’s midsections, hoping to be discreet in glancing at the bright orange badges, pretending we remembered each other’s names and that we’re only looking to see if any job change has occurred over the past year. There are always a few people we can’t wait to see, a few people we recognize but can’t quite place, a few people we want to avoid at all costs, and then thousands more – 73 tracks worth! – that pass by in a blur (but not without glancing at your name badge). This is INFORMS – where the OR folks are in jeans, the MS people (and job seekers) are in suits, and everyone has matching tote bags. It’s great to be back!