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Must-Have INFORMS Conference Swag

by Ryan J. O’Neil on October 14th, 2012

INFORMS 2012 may have just started, but in truth we’ll all be home in a few days. Besides the many hours spent in stimulating technical talks, networking with friends and colleagues, and overcoming jet lag, how are you going to remember the experience when you get home? Make it easy with this guide to the best conference swag currently available on the exhibition floor.

Elsevier is giving away these USB sticks to anyone who joins their mailing list. At first glance I thought “robot apocalypse” but at second glance they remind me of surgeons.

This fashionable bookmark is available from the Singapore University of Technology and Design. It’s made to spell SUTD while looking vaguely like a circuit board.

Gurobi Optimization has a free book on “Optimization for Dummies” that can help you explain what you do to your grandparents. Or your boss, for that matter. (When interviewed, one of the Gurobi folks said, “We’re giving away software! Doesn’t that count as swag?” No, guys. It does not.)

Finally, look sharp with these buttons from Tableau Software, proclaiming your elite data skills to the world.

Found any other great conference swag? Post a comment.

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