2018 INFORMS Combined Colloquia

Starts:  Nov 2, 2018 7:00 PM (MT)
Ends:  Nov 3, 2018 5:00 PM (MT)
Deciding between practice and academia?  Just starting a faculty position?  Looking to improve your teaching?  The 2018 INFORMS Combined Colloquia has something for everyone!

The 2018 Doctoral Student Colloquium is intended for doctoral students who need guidance choosing their future path. The colloquium suits the needs of doctoral students who are deciding between a career as an academic or as a practitioner. It will include sessions dedicated to examining both career options and comparing/choosing between the two. It also addresses topics like navigating the job hunt, dealing with work-life balance issues, and suggestions concerning job market preparation and positioning. It has been organized with current doctoral students 2-3 years from graduation in mind; however, nominations will be accepted from students in their final year of a doctoral program as well.

The 2018 New Faculty Colloquium was introduced for the first time in 2014 and is specially tailored to meet the needs of academics at the beginning of their career. It gives faculty in their first three yearsinsight into successfully navigating the tenure process, including how to build and maintain a research program, advise students, balance research and teaching and service, write successful proposals, and more. Nominations of faculty in their first or second year are preferred.

The 2018 Teaching Effectiveness Colloquium is designed to address the needs of graduate students about to enter the academic job market as well as faculty looking to stay abreast of the “best practices” regarding OR/MS/Analytics pedagogy. This year’s colloquium will explore some of the latest technology-driven trends in education, including in-depth looks at (1) designing and implementing a face-to-face MBA accessible Data Science course, (2) running high-engagement synchronous online case-based class sessions, and (3) designing and delivering an asynchronous online Project Management course.

The colloquia will begin on Friday at 7pm with a welcome cocktail reception and continue all day Saturday. Participants will also have opportunities to interact with each other and with the colloquia speakers during breakfast, lunch, and several refreshment breaks.

Due to increased demand and limited capacity, consideration for participation in the colloquia is by departmental nomination only. A department can nominate more than one eligible individual to each colloquium using the online application tool (insert hyperlink), but only a limited number of applicants will be accepted. In addition, nominations of one person to multiple colloquia are not permitted and will not receive consideration.

All colloquia participants are required to register for the 2018 INFORMS Annual Meeting in Phoenix. The registration fee for the colloquia does NOT include the registration fee for the INFORMS Annual Meeting. The colloquia has an ONLINE APPLICATION.


Hyatt Regency Phoenix
122 N. Second Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004