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Annual Meeting attendance smashes previous record!

  • 1.  Annual Meeting attendance smashes previous record!

    Posted 11-15-2018 13:11

    I am delighted to report that total attendance at the Annual Meeting in Phoenix last week reached 6195. This number demolishes the previous record of 5828 that was set at the 2017 Annual Meeting in Houston!

    Congratulations are due to the meeting General Chair, Prof. Son, and his team, for their superb organization of the event.

    INFORMS thanks everyone who attended for their support.

    We look forward to seeing everyone again in Seattle next year.


    Nicholas G. Hall
    INFORMS President 2018

    Berry Professor,
    Fisher College of Business,
    The Ohio State University

  • 2.  RE: Annual Meeting attendance smashes previous record!

    Posted 11-16-2018 02:22
    Dear Professor Hall:

    I would like to thank you and your INFORMS leadership team, meetings committee, staff, our organizing committee, and everyone who attended so much to make 2018 INFORMS Annual Meeting an excellent, record-breaking one.  It was great having all of you in Phoenix last week, and it was both an honor and privilege to chair the meeting.  Look forward to seeing you all in Seattle next year.

    Best Regards,


    Young-Jun Son
    Professor and Department Head
    Systems and Industrial Engineering
    University of Arizona
    Tucson AZ
    1-520-626-9530 (office)