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2018 Meeting of Analytics Program Directors
April 14 | Marriott Waterfront Hotel | Baltimore, MD

What are your biggest challenges as a Director of an Analytics Program? Chances are you’re not alone and many of your fellow program directors share the same challenges and more.

Join us for the 2nd Annual Meeting of Analytics Program Directors (MAPD) on April 14, 2018 where Analytics Program Directors from around the globe will:

  • Learn best practices for student recruitment and alumni engagement
  • Discuss curricular structures
  • Share engagement with industry and practice professionals
  • Engage with industry representatives from healthcare, aerospace/defense, transportation, and other industries.

Registration has Closed

Registration for MAPD 2018 is closed. If you have questions, please contact Bill Griffin.

What to Expect From the Meeting

The Meeting of Analytics Program Directors (MAPD) is designed to provide the program directors of analytics programs with a forum for discussion, networking, and the sharing of best practices. While master’s level programs are the majority, this meeting is open to program directors representing bachelor’s and doctoral level programs as well. The goal is to provide a platform for the types of exchanges that will raise the bar for all analytics programs and ultimately lead to better outcomes for students and the industries they serve. Additionally, by supporting this emerging cadre of academics who lead analytics programs, INFORMS hopes that this meeting will help foster new ideas and new energy going forward.

While the MAPD will take place prior to the 2018 INFORMS Business Analytics Conference, attendees will NOT be required to attend the Analytics Conference. However, with leading analytics professionals and industry experts coming together to share, learn, and network, the 2018 INFORMS Business Analytics Conference is an attractive option for anyone engaged in the business analytics arena.

Should You Attend?

Yes!  Here are a couple of comments from attendees at the 2017 MAPD:

“As I told others in Vegas, thinking back to ’89 when I began attending ORSA/TIMS, this is the most useful single day I’ve spent at an OR conference. 

Sanjay Saigal, PhD
Executive Director, MS in Business Analytics
Graduate School of Management, UC Davis

“Great event. I would love to contribute more in the future, and I will be there next year.”

Michelle Li
Director, Master of Business Analytics
Operations Research Center, MIT Sloan

word cloud of MAPD Attendees
2017 MAPD Attendees

Meeting Details

When: April 14, 2018
Where: Marriott Waterfront Hotel, Baltimore, MD
Who: Program Directors and Associate Program Directors of analytics’ programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral level.

Speakers and Panelists

We are finalizing the line-up of speakers and panelists and will be announcing them shortly.
The Opening Plenary speaker will be from Disney Analytics.

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    Thank you to Our Sponsors

    2018 MAPD Organizing Committee

    Jeffrey Camm, Chair, Wake Forest University
    Michael Fry, University of Cincinnati
    Terry Harrison, Penn State University
    Michelle Li, MIT
    Randy Napier, University of Texas, Arlington

    Missie Bowers, University of Tennessee
    Myra Gonzalez, Texas A&M University
    Daniel Hulme, University College London
    Sharif Melouk, University of Alabama
    Andrew Urbaczewski, University of Denver

    INFORMS Staff

    Bill Griffin
    Tasha Inniss
    Grace Trent