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Edelman Gala

Recognizing Distinction in Applications of Analytics, Operations Research, and the Management Sciences

The Franz Edelman Award, emphasizing beneficial impact; the INFORMS Prize, emphasizing long-term, multi-project success; the Daniel H. Wagner Prize, emphasizing innovative methods and clear exposition; and the UPS George D. Smith Prize, emphasizing effective academic preparation; will be awarded at this elegant dinner. Admission to the gala and banquet is included in your registration fee. The dinner and wine service begin at 7pm, followed by the awards ceremony.

Competing for the 2018 Edelman Award are China National Petroleum Corporation, Europcar, Federal Communications Commission, Intel, Pediatric Heart Network, and Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. Smith Prize finalists are Cornell University and University of Tennessee. Lehigh and the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections will be awarded the Wagner Prize for their work, “The Inmate Assignment and Scheduling Problem and its Application in the PA Department of Corrections.”

Since 1972, INFORMS and the OR/MS and analytics community has celebrated and honored the very best in applied work in business or government with the annual Franz Edelman Award Competition. 2018 marks the 47th anniversary of this outstanding and rigorous competition. Since 2006, we have marked this special occasion with the Edelman Gala, an evening filled with fun, excitement, and pride for the entire community. The 2018 Gala, scheduled for Monday, April 16, promises to have over 900 international analytics professionals and business leaders in attendance.

In order to make this event memorable for attendees, those who view it later online, and executives who may not be as familiar with the transformative power of O.R. and analytics, we need the help of industry supporters like you. Pledge to be a sponsor of this outstanding event. Opportunities are available to be a general sponsor at different monetary levels. Each level offers a special thank you for your support. For details, please contact Olivia Schmitz by email or by phone at 443-757-3539.

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