001The 2015 INFORMS Analytics Conference is right around the corner and INFORMS is offering a new conference tool- the first INFORMS Meetings App developed in-house!

We have you covered from beginning to end, including an event guide with a map, so you’re always at the right place at the right time. You’ll be able to plan your day with a personalized schedule and browse exhibitors, maps and general conference info.

The app is compatible with iPhones, iPads, iPod Touches and Android devices.

Included in the app is a great networking tool, the Badge Scanner.  You can find it in the User Tools menu. If two people strike up a conversation, they can scan each other’s badges to automatically add the new friend’s contact information to the ‘My Contacts’ section of the app. This information can then be edited to add extra details that may not be included in the badge info.

The team has also been hard at work improving a feature called Happening Now. This feature lets attendees see important events going on at the conference at that specific moment. On the homepage, just scroll down to see the latest conference happenings, or select ‘Happening Now’ from the main menu.

The INFORMS Meetings app features include:

  • Session list with abstracts, and the ability to filter sessions by topic area
  • Compile your list of “favorite” sessions as you browse the conference
  • Speaker index complete with bios
  • Ability to leave session feedback
  • Maps and event list
  • Conference photos and twitter feed
  • Local activities and dining information

We put the best event experience in the palm of your hand with the 2015 INFORMS Conference App. Download it today for iOS on the App Store or Android on Google Play and start planning out your schedule today!