Annual Meeting Events

Our forum routinely organizes sessions and networking/social events at the INFORMS Annual Meeting. Our upcoming events and those from recent years are listed below.

Annual Meeting 2022, Indianapolis, IN (October 16-19, 2022)

1. WORMS-sponsored sessions

MB82. Identifying and Handling Microaggressions at Work - by Women in the OR/MS Community
Monday, Oct 17, 11:00am-12:15pm, JWM - Room 204

Moderator: Angelika Leskovskaya (SMU Cox School of Business)
- Karen T. Hicklin, University of Florida

- Michele Pfund, Arizona State University
- Maria Vlasiou, Eindhoven University of Technology
- Lauren Rhue, University of Maryland, College Park

MC82. Self-care Strategies
Monday, October 17, 12:20pm-1:45pm, JWM - Room 204
Moderator: Tuğçe Işik (Clemson University)

- Amy Cohn, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

- Sibel Alumur Alev, University of Waterloo
- Jacqueline Griffin, Northeastern University
- Samaneh Shiri, UPS

2. Business Meeting

Monday, October 17, 6:30-7:30pm, CC - Room 128
Learn about the status of our forum and future plans. 

3. Networking Reception

Monday, October 17, 8:00-10:00pm 
Eagle's Nest, Hyatt Regency, 1 S Capital Ave, Indianapolis
Come and connect with like minds!

Limited capacity, first come first serve.
Event open to WORMS members only. Non-members will have an option to join WORMS on the spot.

4. WORMS Luncheon

Tuesday, October 18, 12:30-1:30pm, JWM, White River F
Join us in celebrating the recipients of WORMS Awards for 2022.

Ticketed event, limited capacity


Sessions at Past Conferences

1. Annual Meeting 2021, Anaheim, CA (Hybrid) (October 16-19, 2022)
A. Countless Possibilities: A Panel Discussion with Minority Women in OR/MS

Moderator: Banfsheh Behzad
- Julie Simmons Ivy, North Carolina State University

- Estelle Kone, Goldman Sachs
Jessye Talley, Morgan State University
Trilce Encarnacion, University of Missouri, St. Louis
Iris V. Rivero, Rochester Institute of Technology

B. Navigating the Big 3: Impostor Syndrome, Perfectionism and Comparisonitis
Chair: Angelika Leskovskaya (SMU Cox School of Business)

Speaker: Jessica Dowches-Wheeler, Bright Space Coaching