Marriott Marquis Houston
Local transportation to hotel from local airports
William P. Hobby Airport (HOU)
Distance to conference venue (Marriott Marquis Houston): 9.8 miles
Estimated taxi fare: $35 USD (one way)
George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)
Distance to conference venue (Marriott Marquis Houston): 20.2 miles
Estimated taxi fare: $50 USD (one way)
Health & Safety
The 2022 INFORMS Business Analytics Conference is a vaccine-mandated conference. To enable participants to provide proof of vaccination, INFORMS has partnered with ShareMy.Health, a HIPAA-compliant software system that will enable attendees to upload their vaccine card in a protected, secure environment. Registered attendees have already received an email from ShareMy.Health with information and a link to upload your vaccine card for validation. If you have not received the email link, please check your junk/spam folders or email Kyle.Jordan@informs.org to request a new link. You can learn more about health and safety at #2022Analytics here.
AV, bring your laptop, courtesy to speakers
Computer projectors will be available in every technical session room. You must bring your own laptop (or plan to share with another presenter) and AC power adapter. If you have a Mac, don’t forget your own adapter. Technical assistance will be available for any AV problems.
During technical sessions, please silence all cell phones and other mobile devices. Also note that the use of camera and recording devices is prohibited unless you have received prior permission from the speaker.
Full-service registration and badge pick-up for attendees, speakers, VIPs, and guests is located on Level 4 in the foyer outside the Texas Ballroom A-D on Sunday 7am-5pm, Monday 7am-5pm, and Tuesday 7am-3pm.
If you are already registered, you’ll only need to print out your badge and pick up your conference materials. Please go to the “Conference Check-in” kiosks near Registration found in the Texas Ballroom Foyer.
Prior to the conference, you will receive an email containing a QR code that you can scan at the kiosk. You can either print your confirmation with the QR code and bring it with you, or access your email from your smart phone and scan it directly from there.
You may also use the keyboard to look up your registration record using your last name and the email address you used to register.
Badges are required for technical sessions and all meeting events. All attendees, including speakers and session chairs, must register and pay the registration fee.
Download the “INFORMS Meetings” App
The conference schedule, presentation and exhibit details, and maps can be found on the mobile app. To download, visit the Apple Store or Google Play Store and search for “Engagefully.” Once installed, open the app and search for “INFORMS.” The conference event will be live Thursday, March 31 and will appear then. You can download the app before the event is live.
When you view the conference schedule, browse through presentations and events, or search for specific speakers/keywords. As you find events/presentations that interest you, click on the checked calendar icon to add it to your schedule.
Accessing Conference Contents
How to access Analytics Conference presentations:
- Log in to http://connect.informs.org with your INFORMS username and password.
- Go to the 2022 INFORMS Business Analytics Conference community and click on the “Library” tab, this will default to the folder view.
- Click the gray plus (+) to the left of the folder to display the tracks for that day. A Day or Track folder may show zero (0) items in the folder, just continue opening the folders to access the presenter name folders where the uploaded slide files are entered.
- Highlight the presenter folder in blue that you would like to view the presentations from, the presentations from that track will display in the right-hand “Folder Contents” column.
- Double click the name of the presentation.
- Scroll down to Download or Comment on the presentation.
- Questions about the presentation? Click on the “Discussion” tab and ask a question.
To look up an attendee, click on Members to either search for an attendee by name or browse through a list.
While you are in Connect, take a minute to update your profile (studies have shown that people are more likely to engage with a profile picture, as opposed to the gray silhouette!) and connect with fellow attendees.
View conference photos updated throughout the conference in one of three places: the photo section in the mobile app, the conference homepage, or directly on our Flickr album. Share your own conference pictures with us on Twitter and Instagram using #2022analytics. Also, be sure to stop by the Exhibit Hall during the Welcome Reception and coffee breaks throughout the conference to update your professional headshot at our headshot station, sponsored by AIMS!
Vendor Technology Workshops on Sunday
Eleven technology companies will offer workshops on Sunday at no additional cost to conference registrants. If you haven’t signed up yet and would like to attend, come by the INFORMS registration desk to see if space is still available. Companies and details can be found on the Technology Workshops page.
Monday and Tuesday, 2:45-3:35pm
Texas Ballroom A-D
We’re serving up a delicious snack each afternoon along with real-world case studies of O.R. in action. The poster presentations offer an inside look at analytics work across a wide range of industries, problems, and solutions. See more information on the posters that will be presented.
Texas Ballroom E-H
This celebration on Monday evening will honor the very best in advanced analytics and operations research, as we salute the 2022 finalists and announce the 2022 winner of the Franz Edelman Award. Winners of the INFORMS Prize, Daniel H. Wagner Prize, and UPS George D. Smith Prize will also be recognized.
What to Wear
Dress during the day and for the Sunday receptions is business casual. For the Edelman Gala on Monday evening, dress is business semiformal. We recommend that you check the weather online before traveling, and bring a sweater or light jacket. In addition, no matter how warm it may be outside, hotel meeting rooms are often chilly.