Our Events

Our events at INFORMS Annual Meeting in Phoenix (2018)

See 2018 WORMS Sponsor Form for all of our events in Phoenix.

1. Sessions:

"He for She: What does it mean for us at INFORMS" Monday Nov 5, 8-9:30AM, 232C, North Bldg (Download the flyer of our events in INFORMS 2018)

In this panel session, a group of influential male speakers will discuss how to best support women in OR/MS.  They will share their experience working with/under female colleagues, supervising and mentoring them and living and making compromises with them. They will discuss family-focused, anti-discrimination and sexual harassment institutional policies and how to make our work environment a friendly place for women and other minorities.


"Advancing Diversity of Women in STEM" Monday Nov 5, 11AM-12:30PM, 232C, North Bldg

This session will have presenters share their research and outcomes on issues that impede the advancement of women in STEM fields. The talks cover the entire spectrum of attracting to retaining and promoting female talent in an effort to increase representation and gain diverse perspectives. 

Bring a male colleague to one of our two panel sessions and both of you get a coffee WORMS mug!

2. The Business meeting: Monday Nov 5, 6:15-7:15PM, 23C, Convention Center

Come and learn about the status of our forum and discuss our current and future plans.  Light refreshments provided. Download the presentation shown in the Business Meeting. 

3. The Networking reception: Monday Nov 5 8-11PM

Women in OR/MS (WORMS) cordially invites you to the WORMS Networking Reception  to network, enjoy drinks, buffet of savory and sweet delicacies. Open to all INFORMS members (members of WORMS or not), female and male!

Monday, November 5th, 2018
Mancuso Restaurant, 201 E. Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ. 85004  (3 min walk from Convention Center)

4. The luncheon: Tuesday Nov 6, 12:30-1:30PM, Regency Ballroom AB, Lobby level of the Hyatt

Download the presentation shown in the Luncheon.
Come and enjoy a plated lunch with WORMS officers, WORMS members and friends of our forum.

Come celebrate the winners of our Awards and listen a speech by this year’s winner of the award for the advancement of Women in OR/MS.

Registration required (as add-on to INFORMS conference registration).  

5. Coffee with a mentor:

For those looking for ways to improve their mentor/mentee relationship, Women in OR/MS (WORMS) offer Coffee and Conversations Program and pairs mentors with WORMS members based on their interests in academic or industrial careers, job searches, research directions, and work/life balance. 

If you plan to attend INFORMS annual meeting in Phoenix, we will have coffee shop gift cards for you to use when you meet during the conference!

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