Our Events

Our events at INFORMS Annual Meeting in Seattle (2019)

1. WORMS-sponsored sessions

MB74. Gender Gap
Monday, October 21, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm, S-Capitol Hill

Chair: Margarit Khachatryan (MagAnalytics)

  • Julie A. Maurer, Ohio State University. "Using Simulation Modeling to Examine Policy Effects on the Workforce Outcomes of Women in Academic Science." 

  • Maryam Andalib, Ford Motor Company. "Do Less Discretionary Tenure-clock Extension Policies Improve Career Outcomes among New-parent Faculty?"

  • Liana Babayan, Augusta University. "Gender Gap and Microaggressions at a Work."

MC74. Leadership and Management Training for Women in OR/MS
Monday, October 21, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm, S-Capitol Hill

Chair: Banafsheh Behzad (California State University, Long Beach)

  • Kit Welchlin, Welchlin Communication Strategies. "Stress, Time & Procrastination: Are You a Burnout?"

2. The business meeting

Monday, October 21, 6:30pm-7:30pm, CC 308-Level 3

Come and learn about the status of our forum and discuss our current and future plans. Light refreshments provided. 

3. The networking reception

Monday, October 21, 8pm-11pm, Carlile Room, 820 Pine St, Seattle (3 min walk from Convention Center)

Come to network, enjoy drinks and a buffet of savory and sweet delicacies. Open to all INFORMS members (members of WORMS or not), female and male! 

4. The luncheon

Tuesday, Oct 22, 12:30pm-1:30pm, S – Cirrus, 35th Floor, Pike St. Tower

Come and enjoy a plated lunch with WORMS officers, WORMS members and friends of our forum. 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).  Please remember your badge is your ticket. Contact us if you want to be put on the waitlist to purchase tickets at the event in case of no-shows.

5. Coffee with a mentor:

Please pick up Coffee gift cards at the INFORMS registration desk. Cards will be available to mentors who signed up. If, in the future, you are interested in volunteering to be a mentor and/or mentee please sign-up at: http://connect.informs.org/worms/wormsresources/mentoring.

Thanks to All Our Sponsors!

Premium Sponsors

·Cornell SC Johnson College of Business

·Department of Industrial, Manufacturing & Systems Engineering; The University of Texas at Arlington

·Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business

·Marshall School of Business, Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California

·Penn State University, Department of Supply Chain and Information Systems

·University of Texas at Austin, McCombs - IROM Department

·University of Texas at Dallas, Naveen Jindal School of Management

·University of Michigan, Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering


·Case Western Reserve University, Weatherhead School of Management, Operations Management

·Department of Integrated Systems Engineering, The Ohio State University

·Duke University, Fuqua School of Business

·Eindhoven Institute of Technology, Operations, Planning, Accounting and Control Group

·Georgia Institute of Technology, H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering

·Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business

·NYU Stern School of Business

·Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis

·Queens University, Smith School of Business, Scotiabank Centre for Customer Analytics

·SMU Cox School of Business

·Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College

·UBC Sauder School of Business

·University of California, Los Angeles, Anderson School of Management

·University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Gies College of Business

·University of South Carolina, Darla Moore School of Business

·Clemson University, Department of Industrial Engineering

·Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

·University of Arkansas

·University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Industrial & Enterprise Systems Engineering

·WPI Foisie Business School

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