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The 2021 INFORMS Annual Meeting was a unique opportunity to connect and network with the more than 6,500 members, students, prospective employers and employees, and academic and industry experts who comprise the INFORMS community. We enjoyed seeing you
in person in Anaheim, CA, and on our online meeting platform! We look forward to seeing you next year!

It’s so hard to say goodbye. Good thing we have recorded sessions!

Enter the Virtual platform Lobby

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Let us answer some common questions about the 2021 Annual Meeting.

1 I missed a session during the meeting. Can I watch it now?

Yes. All sessions were recorded and are available on-demand for three months after the end of the meeting.

Simply log in to the virtual platform and you can view any of the meeting’s content. If you created a playlist during the meeting, that will also remain available.

2 I didn’t attend the meeting. Could I watch sessions now?

Absolutely! You can register to watch recorded content for the three months after the end of the Annual Meeting.

3I enjoyed the meeting…What else does INFORMS offer?

In addition to smaller events, webinars, professional development opportunities, and more, we also host an industry-focused conference each spring. The 2022 INFORMS Business Analytics Conference will be in Houston, TX, April 3-5, 2022. Join us!

INFORMS membership comes with a wide array of benefits! From conference discounts, access to networking communities and career resources, public relations support, mentoring, and volunteer opportunities, INFORMS has something for everyone at any career stage. Learn more about what INFORMS has to offer

4Where will next year’s annual meeting take place?

Thanks for asking! We hope to see you next year for the 2022 INFORMS Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, IN, October 16-19, 2022.

Have more questions about #INFORMS2021? Here are our Frequently Asked Questions.

Available at the 2021 INFORMS Annual Meeting

Thousands of cutting-edge presentations, including daily plenary and keynote sessions, presented live to both in-person and virtual audiences, and covering topics relating to the advancement of urban analytics (all available online for 3 full months following the meeting)

Technology Tutorials showcasing the latest software developments that are revolutionizing fields like optimization, linear programming, machine learning, and more

Specially-selected sessions highlighting the breadth of the meeting tracks

Explore all the features to learn more!

See what’s happening at #INFORMS2021 on Instagram:

#annaheim #california

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Depois de 1 ano e meio, apresentei em uma conferência ao vivo e de pé (a última tinha sido em março de 2020, uma semana antes do lockdown).

Essa foi a Informs, uma conferência grande na minha área (foi em outubro).

Essa semana apresentei na DSI, outra grande, mas foi virtual.

No próximo semestre voltarei a dar aulas presenciais. Aos poucos a gente chega lá.

Será que apresentarei ao vivo em algum momento no Brasil?

#estatistica #conferencia #informs2021 #dsi2021

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🎊 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐟𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐨𝐫 𝐀𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐧 𝐖𝐮 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐚𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐈𝐍𝐅𝐎𝐑𝐌𝐒 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟏 𝐌&𝐒𝐎𝐌 𝐌𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐨𝐮𝐬 𝐒𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐀𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐝

𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐟𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐨𝐫 𝐀𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐧 𝐖𝐮, Assistant Professor of IEDA, was awarded the 𝐈𝐍𝐅𝐎𝐑𝐌𝐒 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟏 𝐌𝐚𝐧𝐮𝐟𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 & 𝐒𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐎𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐌𝐚𝐧𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 (𝐌𝐒𝐎𝐌) 𝐌𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐨𝐮𝐬 𝐒𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐀𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐝. This award recognizes the outstanding service as the reviewer for the journal in 2021 by reviewing several manuscripts and with each manuscript by writing a fair, critical, and constructive review in a timely fashion.

👏🏻 ᴄᴏɴɢʀᴀᴛᴜʟᴀᴛɪᴏɴs!

#HKUST #UST #University #IEDA #Education #IndustrialEngineeringandDecisionAnalytics #DecisionAnalytics #IndustrialEngineering #Engineering #DA #IEEM #Students #Internship #Graduate #MakingSmartDecisions #FollowUs #Undergraduate #MSOM #INFORMS2021 #MeritoriousServiceAward

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On our way to #informs2021 See you soon! ...

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Loving seeing people again! Radhika was kind enough to give me a saree tutorial. 💙💚 #informs2021 ...

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Hairs did. Bring on #informs2021 See you soon! 💙🧡💚 ...

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Had the sad job of sharing Peter’s passing. We are missing him exponentially this week. #informs2021 ...

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#math #inspiration #orms #analytics #datascience #informs #informs2021 ...

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🏆 Live 🏆 at the #INFORMS2021 Awards Ceremony. Congratulations to all of the winners!! #savinglives #savingmoney #solvingproblems #ORMS #analytics ...

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“To give you an idea of the scale and complexity we’re managing, our trucking network alone presents us with over ten octovigintillion possible routing solutions,” says Timothy L. Jacobs, director of Middle Mile Research Science and Optimization at amazon. Navigating that complexity is just part of the reason the Middle Mile team won the 2021 informs_orms Prize. Learn more about the team, and how they utilize machine learning to help optimize delivery.

#Amazon #AmazonScience #OperationsResearch #OptimizationStrategies #INFORMS2021 #INFORMAs #MiddleMile #LastMile #Transportation #AmazonDelivery #AmazonPrime #AmazonPrimeNow #DeliveryTruck #Shipment #Logistics #Routes

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Help foster conversation and connection at #INFORMS2021 by volunteering as a FacilitatOR! FacilitatORs will host small informal conversations in the virtual meeting space on topics of interest to them and their meeting peers. Click the link in our bio to learn more. #analytics #datascience #AI #ML #savinglives #savingmoney #solvingproblems ...

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📸 Remember to visit our Flickr account and browse thousands of photos from past INFORMS events via the link in our bio!

#savinglives #savingmoney #solvingproblems #INFORMS2021 #INFORMS

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🎉 Big congratulations to the (now TWO-TIME) winners of our real-world consulting ‘frame that problem’ competition at #INFORMS2021, Cansu Agrali and Harsh Anand! #ORMS #analytics #operationsresearch #savinglives #savingmoney #solvingproblems ...

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CANA's very own Principal Operations Research Analyst, Connor McLemore, shares his presentation today at the #INFORMS2021 conference, on Military Readiness Modeling: An Actionable Data Framework. Joined by Shaun W. Doheney & Dr. Sam L. Savage, read a preview of the presentation here:

Although the purpose of the Department of Defense (DoD) is accepted broadly to be “to provide ready and sustainable military forces to protect the nation’s vital interests,” the meaning of that statement is largely reliant upon the definition of the word “ready.” Yet it is generally unclear what it means to be ready. Ready for what? How ready? By when? To address this problem, we recommend the DoD adopt a simple, interpretable, and actionable data framework using stochastic scenario libraries that permit calculation of the probabilities of military readiness for specified missions at uncertain future times across unit types and military branches. It is based on the concept of auditable, stochastic scenario libraries long in use in financial engineering and the insurance industry. If implemented by the military, such a framework could allow mathematically coherent readiness estimates to better communicate “how ready for what” combinations of military assets are. Additional details can be found in our paper published in MOR Journal 2021 Vol. 26, #1, “Military Readiness Modeling: Changing the Question from ‘Ready or Not?’ to ‘How Ready for What?’”

You can also find more information about the #INFORMS2021 conference here:


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In the countdown to the 2021 INFORMS Annual Meeting, Oct 24-27, this year's Annual Meeting host, Brad Weaber, stopped by INFORMS HQ to share a sneak peek at what to expect from this year's flexible meeting. [Link in bio] #ORMS #analytics #INFORMS2021 ...

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INFORMS President-Elect Radhika Kulkarni presenting to Board about #AI and #ORMS #informs2021 ...

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Attend keynote speaker Milind Tambe's #INFORMS2021 talk highlighting key research advances in multiagent reasoning and learning —specifically in computational #gametheory, restless bandits, and influence maximization in #socialnetworks—as they apply to applications like HIV prevention. [More info at the link in our bio] #savinglives #ML #AI #datascience #analytics #ORMS #publichealth #COVID19 #conservation #savinglives #solvingproblems ...

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Types of Presentations at #INFORMS2021

Technical Sessions

Our technical sessions cover the latest research and best practices from the global O.R. and analytics community across all of our tracks, followed by Q&A.


Poster presentations capture the Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions, and Literature Cited for a complex problem.

Keynote and Plenary Sessions

Presented daily throughout the meeting by leading experts in their fields, these talks cover topics relating to the advancement of urban analytics and other fascinating topic areas. These sessions include Q&A.

Technology Showcases

New at the 2021 Annual Meeting, these 30-minute virtual sessions have been introduced to compliment the in-person Exhibit Hall experience. Session attendees will have the opportunity to learn about a broad range of vendor products and services at a high level, and participate in Q&A.

Technology Tutorials

These 45-minute, theater-style sessions will provide educational information and case studies on relevant analytics concepts and vendor products and services.


These sessions share an introduction to emerging and classical subfields of operations research and management science, which are published annually in TutORials in Operations Research and explored at the Annual Meeting.



Watch all of the plenaries, keynotes, and sessions that were live-streamed and have been recorded for later viewing.

On Demand

Enhance your meeting experience with media-rich resources that you can browse at your own pace after the meeting.

Digital Experience

Experience #INFORMS2021 at your own pace. On-demand content will be available to access for three months following the meeting.

Are You Ready to Get Excited for #INFORMS202?