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Join us for the 2023 Meeting of Analytics Program Directors at the INFORMS Business Analytics Conference

Your job is to help cultivate the data analytics leaders of tomorrow. What keeps you up at night? What are the most pressing needs for your program? Your colleagues at universities around the world probably have the same concerns and face similar challenges. The INFORMS Meeting of Analytics Program Directors (MAPD) has become the event for connecting and collaborating with colleagues in the field. Join us for the 7th Annual Meeting of Analytics Program Directors (MAPD) on April 15, 2023 where Analytics Program Directors from around the globe will engage with one another to tackle the issues that impact their programs.

What to Expect From the Meeting

The MAPD is a one of kind meeting where program directors have a unique opportunity to meet and discuss relevant trends, challenges, pain points, best (and worst) ways to run an analytics program. The meeting includes programs directors of undergraduate, masters and doctoral programs. This year, we will be discussing how analytics programs have evolved since the first programs launched in 2007. We will discuss what has changed, what needs to change, and how we should be thinking about change. We will be addressing a wide range of questions that we all face – what skills do our students need to be successful after graduation? How should we be thinking about ethics and fairness in machine learning? What is the best way to engage in an interdisciplinary environment? What does a dissertation or thesis in analytics/data science look like? How do we navigate issues related to intellectual property and confidentiality when collaborating with the private sector?


If you only attend one conference in 2023, this is the one you should attend! The meeting will be laser focused on the issues that are relevant to you and your program. And for the 7th consecutive year, there is NO COST to attend!

While the MAPD will take place prior to the 2023 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 2023 INFORMS Business Analytics Conference is an attractive option for anyone engaged in the business analytics arena.

Register for 2023 MAPD



Were you unable to join us last year for 2022 MAPD?

Download the 2022 MAPD Communique for a summary of last years meeting.

Download the 2022 MAPD Communique 

Meeting Details

Date: Saturday, April 15, 2023
Time: 8am-5pm
Format: In-person
Cost: Free
Who: Program Directors, faculty, and administrators of analytics and O.R. programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral level.

Register for 2023 MAPD

Have a Question?
For more information contact Bill Griffin, INFORMS.

2023 MAPD Planning Committee
Nick Freeman, University of Alabama, Chair 2023 MAPD
Cody Baldwin, University of Wisconsin
Goutam Chakraborty, Oklahoma State University
Alistar Erickson-Ludwig, Duke University
Robert McGrath, University of New Hampshire
Steve Moss, Georgia Southern University
Jennifer Ryan, University of Nebraska
Joe Wilck, Bucknell University
Bill Griffin, INFORMS Staff 


Thank you to our generous sponsors. Without them, MAPD would not be possible!

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Previous Program Attendees Include:

Adelphi University
American University
Appalachian State University
College of William & Mary
Duke University
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Emory University
Georgetown University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia Southern University
Ghent University
Kennesaw State University
Lehigh University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Michigan State University
North Carolina State University
Oklahoma State University
Penn State University
Purdue University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Texas A&M University
University of Alabama
University of Arkansas
University of California, Davis
University of California, San Diego
University of Central Florida
University of Chicago
University of Dallas
University of Iowa
University of Kentucky
University of Miami
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota
University of Nebraska – Lincoln
University of New Hampshire
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
University of North Carolina Wilmington
University of North Texas
University of Notre Dame
University of Tennessee
University of Tennessee Chattanooga
University of Texas at Dallas
University of Virginia
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Virginia Tech
Wake Forest University
Washington University in St. Louis
Wichita State University
Wisconsin School of Business