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Regional conferences, volunteerism top Society’s agenda

Jack Levis

Jack Levis

By Jack Levis

It’s hard to believe Labor Day is almost upon us. The hard work this year of our members and volunteers is paying off. We will soon see regional conferences in both Seattle and Chicago.

I’m often asked by managers I meet from other organizations where they can go to learn more about operations research and analytics. These regional conferences not only allow our members to showcase their work before an interested audience, but the conferences provide additional opportunities for Analytics Society leaders to learn more about our profession, our members and society.

Other INFORMS local chapters interested in holding a regional conference should reach out to me or any of our officers. INFORMS Connect is a good way to do this. With more than 1,800 members, our society has an incredible amount of expertise and skill. To execute our vision, we need members to be involved.

Two members who volunteered to help our society – Devang Davé, an analytics scientist with Ford Motor Company, and Professor Mehdi Behroozi of Northeastern University – have agreed to serve together as coordinators for the society’s award competitions. They answered the call of Erick Wikum, our next president, who understands that volunteerism is essential for our long-term success. Please reach out to Erick via INFORMS Connect and express your interest in volunteering.

I look forward to seeing our members at the 2018 INFORMS Annual Meeting this fall.

Jack Levis is president of the Analytics Society of INFORMS.

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UPCOMING ANALYTICS EVENTS

INFORMS-SPONSORED EVENTS

INFORMS Computing Society Conference
Jan. 6-8, 2019; Knoxville, Tenn.

INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics & Operations Research
April 14-16, 2019; Austin, Texas

INFORMS International Conference
June 9-12, 2019; Cancun, Mexico

INFORMS Marketing Science Conference
June 20-22; Rome, Italy

INFORMS Applied Probability Conference
July 2-4, 2019; Brisbane, Australia

INFORMS Healthcare Conference
July 27-29, 2019; Boston, Mass.

2019 INFORMS Annual Meeting
Oct. 20-23, 2019; Seattle, Wash.

Winter Simulation Conference
Dec. 8-11, 2019: National Harbor, Md.

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Jan. 28–31, 2019, 1 p.m.– 5 p.m. (live online)

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