The 2018 INFORMS Annual Meeting is a unique opportunity to connect and network with the more than 5,000 INFORMS members, students, prospective employers and employees, and academic and industry experts who compose the INFORMS community. We look forward to seeing you in Phoenix, AZ, November 4-7, 2018!
The 2018 INFORMS Annual Meeting is a unique opportunity to connect and network with the more than 5,000 INFORMS members, students, prospective employers and employees, and academic and industry experts who compose the INFORMS community. We look forward to seeing you in Phoenix, AZ, November 4-7, 2018!

Register Today to Plan Your #INFORMS2018 Journey

Academics, industry experts, students, INFORMS members, and representatives of government agencies join together in the operations research, management science, and analytics 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.

Confirmed Plenary and Keynote Speakers

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Jorge Calzada

National Grid
Advanced Data & Analytics Department
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Brenda Dietrich, Ph.D.

Arthur and Helen Geoffrion Professor of Practice
Operations Research and Information Engineering Cornell University
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Kenneth C. Fletcher

President
Kestrel Hawk Consulting, Inc.
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Erica Plambeck

The Charles A. Holloway Professor of Operations, Information, and Technology
Stanford University
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Anna Nagurney

John F. Smith Memorial Professor Director
Virtual Center for Supernetworks
Department of Operations and Information Management
Isenberg School of Management
University of Massachusetts
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Mario Veiga Pereira

CEO
PSR
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Éva Tardos

Department of Computer Science
Cornell University
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Garrett Van Ryzin

Head of Marketplace Labs at Lyft
Charles H. Dyson Family Professor of Management Cornell Tech
Jack Kloeber speaking at INFORMS Conference

As a first time member, the Coffee with a Member program had the most significance for helping my future career. Also Pro Bono Analytics was the most exciting feature and that I definitely see myself being active in after I graduate.

– 2017 Annual Meeting attendee

Meeting attendees taking a moment to plan their day

I like the INFORMS Meeting because it is a chance to hear about a lot of other application areas of OR that are new to me. Although I am mostly interested in decision support, I find it enlightening to go to bunch of other tracks as well.

– 2017 Annual Meeting attendee

Houston exhibit hall

The sheer scale was overwhelming as a first-time attendee, but one positive of so many things happening at once is that there is always something interesting. I attended talks in several different tracks and was impressed by the quality and diversity of work being done in the INFORMS community.

– 2017 Annual Meeting attendee

Mark Your Calendar!

May 15

Submission Deadline for Contributed, Sponsored and Emerging Abstracts

August 1

Poster Competition Submission Deadline

September 10

Speaker Registration Deadline

October 4

Hotel Rate Cut Off Date

October 8

Early Registration Deadline

October 15

Refund/Cancellation Deadline

Attendees assembling bags to help Hurricane Harvey victims at the Houston Annual Meeting

Give Back while in Phoenix

INFORMS Pro Bono Analytics has partnered with St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance, a food bank and distribution network, and coordinated a volunteering initiative for INFORMS Annual Meeting Attendees to build meal bags for Phoenix’s homeless population helping make a positive impact in our host city. Your support will allow us to purchase necessary items and build meal bags that will be distributed on the streets of Phoenix to those who need them most. 

Thank You to Our Diamond Level Sponsors

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University-of-Arizona
Smart cities are the new paradigm when it comes to urban sustainability. They make sustainable urban solutions such as public transit, renewable energy systems, and resource-efficient buildings more attractive and efficient by adding ICTs. They enable us to track arrival times of trains, to regulate the temperature at home with our smart phones, and to balance supply and demand of renewable energy in smart grids.
A smart city uses information and communications technology to enhance its livability, workability and sustainability. The light rail in Phoenix that was built to spur urban development along its 20-mile corridor. The Central Arizona Project (CAP) is designed to bring approximately 1.5 million acre-feet of Colorado River water annually to Pima, Pinal, and Maricopa Counties. 

2018 Conference Theme
Smart City and Sustainable Communities

Smart cities are the new paradigm when it comes to urban sustainability. They make sustainable urban solutions such as public transit, renewable energy systems, and resource-efficient buildings more attractive and efficient by adding ICTs. They enable us to track arrival times of trains, to regulate the temperature at home with our smart phones, and to balance supply and demand of renewable energy in smart grids.

A smart city uses information and communications technology to enhance its livability, workability and sustainability. The light rail in Phoenix that was built to spur urban development along its 20-mile corridor. The Central Arizona Project (CAP) is designed to bring approximately 1.5 million acre-feet of Colorado River water annually to Pima, Pinal, and Maricopa Counties.