Preliminary Schedule

Please check back for updates. Most recent update: 02/17/2021
All times are Eastern Standard Time (EST).

Monday, April 12

TBD 2021 Franz Edelman Competition
TBD Syngenta Crop Challenge in Analytics
9-10:45am Technology Showcase
10am-2pm Early Career Professionals’ Network (ECPN) (invite only)
11am-12:15pm Poster Sessions
12:30-1:30pm Welcome: Stephen Graves, INFORMS President
Greeting: Dayana Cope, Virtual 2021 INFORMS Business Analytics Conference General Chair
INFORMS Roundtable Introduction, TBD
Plenary: The Future of Human-Robot Interaction
Dr. Kate Darling, Leading Expert in Social Robotics and MIT Media Lab Research Specialist
1:45-2:25pm Concurrent Track Sessions
2:40-3:20pm Concurrent Track Sessions
3:35-4:15pm Concurrent Track Sessions
4:30-5:10pm Concurrent Track Sessions
5:30-6:30pm Birds of a Feather/Organized Networking

Tuesday, April 13

9am-12noon Innovative Applications in Analytics Award Finalists Competition
10am-12:30pm Technology Showcase
11am-12noon Birds of a Feather/Organized Networking
11am-4pm 2021 Virtual Career Fair
12:30-1:30pm Welcome to Day 2: Dayana Cope, Virtual 2021 INFORMS Business Analytics Conference General Chair
Plenary: Data Science at The New York Times
Chris Wiggins, Chief Data Officer, The New York Times and Professor, Columbia University
1:45-2:25pm Concurrent Track Sessions
2:40-3:20pm Concurrent Track Sessions
3:35-4:15pm Concurrent Track Sessions
4:30-5:10pm Concurrent Track Sessions
5:30-7pm Edelman Awards Ceremony & Networking
(includes Daniel H. Wagner Prize for Excellence in Operations Research Prize, UPS George D. Smith Prize & INFORMS Prize)

Wednesday, April 14

9-9:45am Birds of a Feather/Organized Networking
10-10:40am Concurrent Track Sessions
11-11:40am Concurrent Track Sessions
1-1:40pm Concurrent Track Sessions
2-2:40pm Concurrent Track Sessions
3-4:15pm Closing Remarks: Dayana Cope, Virtual 2021 INFORMS Business Analytics Conference General Chair
IAAA & Syngenta Crop Challenge Winners Announced
Edelman Award Winner Reprise with Q&A
3-5pm Early Career Professionals’ Network (ECPN) (invite only)