INFORMS Open Forum

  • 1.  INFORMS Connect FAQ's

    Posted 18 days ago

    Hello members,

    I thought I would share answers to some of the basic questions we get about INFORMS Connect and the new platform. If there's anything you're wondering that's not answered here, please post it in this thread. Others will benefit from the answers too.

    How do we log in to the new Connect platform? The log-in process has not changed. Go to and click Sign In on the top right corner. If you don't remember your login, you will be able to request a password reset on that page.

    How do I update my profile? Once you log in to, you'll see your name on the left side of the page. Click on your name and you'll be redirected to the page where you can add your Bio and add or update your photo. We do recommend that you add your photo as people are more likely to reach out to members with photos. To do so, click on the Actions link under the circle with your initials. From there, you can upload your photo.

    How do I access the subdivisions I belong to?  Once you log in to, you'll see the list of your Communities on the left side of the page under My Communities Quick List.

    How do I control which emails I receive and how I receive them? Go to your profile and click on My Account and then Community Notifications. Under Notification Settings, you'll see all of the Communities you belong to. Under Discussion Email, you can choose Real Time, Daily Digest or No Email.


    How do I make a post? To create a post, just click on the blue Create button at the top right corner and then select 'Discussion Thread'. From there, you can select which community or communities you are posting to.

    How do I respond to a post? If you see a post on the Connect site that you'd like to respond to, click on the post and then click on the Reply button in the top right corner.

    Jill Capello
    Membership Associate
    Catonsville MD

  • 2.  RE: INFORMS Connect FAQ's

    Posted 16 days ago
    Thanks, this is helpful! But I have one more question. Can you explain again about the change in policy with job postings? 

    Joseph Mendoza
    Supply Chain Analyst Rotational Program (SCARP)
    Medline Industries, LP
    Gurnee IL

  • 3.  RE: INFORMS Connect FAQ's

    Posted 15 days ago
    Hi Joseph,

    The job postings are now being consolidated into one community called Available Positions. 
    Members are asked to share job announcements only in the Available Positions community, rather than the Open Forum. All members automatically have access to this community. If you don’t want to see job postings, simply leave this community notification setting on No Email. If you’re interested in job postings, change that setting to Real Time or Daily Digest. INFORMS also has the Click or tap if you trust this link.">INFORMS Career Center which you can use instead of/in addition to the Available Positions community. The Career Center offers much wider exposure to active job seekers as well as additional career-related resources.

    Banafsheh Behzad
    Associate Professor
    College of Business
    California State University, Long Beach

  • 4.  RE: INFORMS Connect FAQ's

    Posted 6 days ago

    Thanks for posting the FAQ for INFORMS Connect! I'd like to add a tip for everyone:

    If you read posts in your email inbox, you can reply directly without logging into INFORMS Connect. Just hit the "Reply All" button near the top of the post within the email. This will open up a window where you can type your response and then hit send. Your reply will then appear in the discussion.

    If, like me, you receive Connect posts by email you may find this a convenient option.

    All the best,


    David Czerwinski
    San Jose State University
    San Jose CA