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INFORMS 2020 Annual Meeting To Be Held Virtually!

  • 1.  INFORMS 2020 Annual Meeting To Be Held Virtually!

    Posted 07-15-2020 14:47

    Each year the INFORMS Annual Meeting provides thousands of attendees from around the world a unique opportunity to connect, collaborate and learn. This year, we are looking forward to welcoming an even larger audience to the 2020 Annual Meeting. 

    The only difference? This year's meeting will be entirely VIRTUAL! With the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to be felt across the globe, this new format ensures the global INFORMS community stays safe, healthy, and well-connected during these challenging times.


    Access Original Content Anytime, Anywhere

    From November 8-11, the inaugural Virtual INFORMS Annual Meeting will feature more than 3,500 synchronous and asynchronous presentations from O.R. and analytics professionals across the globe. The meeting program will include live presentations with Q&A opportunities which, once presented, will be available for download 24/7 along with thousands of other on-demand sessions.

    Still Time to Submit an Abstract!

    The deadline to submit an abstract has been extended to the end of the month, July 30, 2020.


    Collaborate and Connect

    In addition to thousands of presentations at your fingertips, the Virtual INFORMS Annual Meeting will also feature chat rooms and other online networking opportunities; a virtual exhibit hall; an online career center, and so much more. Build lasting professional and personal connections.


    Customize your Meeting Experience with a Virtual Guide

    We are excited to introduce that in our new virtual meeting format, we have nine unique guides to provide valuable insight and guidance to help you maximize your new meeting experience! Learn more about their individual backgrounds and professional goals, explore their track recommendations, learn about new meeting features that will enhance your experience, and even interact on Twitter with your guide.

    2020 Virtual 2020 INFORMS Annual Meeting General Chairs



    George Mason University



    University of Maryland

    Ariela Sofer
    Professor & Associate Dean
    George Mason University
    Fairfax VA