What is the INFORMS Student Leadership Conference?

The Student Leadership Conference is a gathering of INFORMS student chapter officers and other student leaders. Participants will learn the fundamentals of social excellence and chapter building for their respective chapters and own professional toolbox. There will be a emphasis on leadership, ethics, operations management, external relations, and soft skills.

Who is invited?

Student chapter officers who are INFORMS members and have never previously attended a Student Leadership Conference are invited. Other INFORMS students who are involved in some way with our chapters, publications, or meetings and events are also eligible to attend. Participants must be able to attend the conference in its entirety and be willing to learn and grow as a leader. Spots are very limited.

When is the next Student Leadership Conference?

Friday, April 5 - Saturday, April 6, 2019.

Where will the conference be held?

The 2019 conference will be held at the Embassy Suites BWI, in Baltimore, Maryland.

When do participants need to arrive/depart from the Conference?

Participants should plan their travel arrangements to ensure you are there for the entire conference. Details on exact start and end time are posted on the program page.

What airport do participants use if they’re planning to travel by air? 

All flights should arrive into the Baltimore-Washington International Airport (Airport Code: BWI).

Is a travel reimbursement being provided?

Yes! Attendees will have to submit receipts to be reimbursed up to $200.00 per attendee.

When are participants able to register for the conference and how much is the fee?

Registration is now open! It is free for eligible INFORMS student members. There are limited spots!

Do participants need to reserve their own hotel room? Book their own travel arrangements?

Do not reserve a hotel. INFORMS will reserve and pay directly for all attendees' hotel stay. Attendees will be paired with another attendee of the same gender. (Just like your first year at college!)

Attendees should plan to book their own travel arrangements, and save receipts for reimbursement.

Where can I get more information & connect with other attendees?

You can go to the conference website homepage for more information and a directory of those attending the conference. Go to the “Directory” tab and clicking “Find Members”.

Who do participants contact if they have additional questions? 

Contact India Williams, Communities Assistant, by email  and at 443-776-8300 for assistance.