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Frequently Asked Questions

REMINDER: All speakers must be registered by September 8. If speakers are not registered by September 8, the speaker will be notified that the presentation will be removed from the program.
Answer: The deadline to register at the discounted rate is September 29, 2017. After September 29 prices will increase.
Answer: Online Registration is now open. Click here to register now.
Answer: The conference starts with the pre-meeting events on Saturday, October 21. The official start of the Annual Meeting is October 22 at 8am. There will be a Welcome Reception on Sunday night at 7:30pm. The conference closes after the final session on Wednesday afternoon at 2pm.
Answer: Yes. We do accept purchase orders or wire transfer payments for registration. Registration can be completed online by using a Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express card only. To register by wire transfer please email
Answer: Check payments can be mailed by using the Registration PDF Form. Contact for more information.
Answer: Yes. Please review the Conference Registration page for information on what’s included in the registration fees.
Answer: Cancellations can be made through October 6, 2016 ($100 processing fee applies). Any nonmember cancellations will only receive a meeting registration fee refund. Membership fees are not refundable.
Answer: Nonmember fees include INFORMS Membership. INFORMS membership is currently based on anniversary date so your membership will begin the first of the month following your conference registration. For cost savings, you may choose to become a member first and then register for the meeting. Click here for more information and to join.
Answer: There is no discounted rate for abstract presenters (oral or poster). All speakers are required to register by September 1st or their submission will be pulled from the program. All costs associated with the conference by the attendee and or presenter.
Answer: No. There are ticketed workshops and special lunches during the conference that include lunch and tickets and may be purchased for an additional fee.
Answer: Yes. Offer applies to guest to spouses or significant other (admits guest to 2 evening receptions). Anyone wishing to attend the sessions must register at the regular rates.
Answer: No. There are no single day rates for the meeting.
Answer: Certificates of Attendance will be available onsite to registered attendees only. More information will be available in the coming months.
Answer: You can register onsite at the meeting using a credit card or US currency. Please check back for onsite registration times.
Answer: The Vendor Workshop schedule will be posted soon. Once this is posted you can send an e-mail to or call 800.446.3676 or 443.757.3500 to add the free workshops to your registration.
Answer: Go to the Venue page for information on the conference venue. Hotel reservations must be made through INFORMS housing bureau. Click on the Hotel page for more information. Go to the Travel page for details on traveling to Houston!
Answer: Please call: 800.446.3676 or 443.757.3500 for more information.