Dear IOS colleagues,
We are sorry to announce that we have decided to postpone the 2020 INFORMS Optimization Society Conference. The conference organizing committee and the INFORMS leadership have made the decision jointly based on the recent escalation of the COVID-19 outbreak, increasing travel barriers, and most importantly, concerns of our attendees. It is a difficult decision, but we believe that it is the most responsible decision to cancel our event in Greenville, SC on March 15-17. If you registered for IOS 2020, we will refund the registration fee fully. Please remember to contact the hotel and relevant airlines to cancel those reservations (if any).
We appreciate your patience, understanding, and support for IOS 2020. We are committed to holding this conference at a later date, hopefully in late 2020 or 2021.
Chair, INFORMS Optimization Society