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$10,000 Business Analytics Poster Competition

Are you a student or practitioner working on an analytics, data science, or OR/MS project with a company? This is your chance to share what you have been doing, network with top analytics practitioners in the field, and compete to potentially win some $$$ for your efforts with a submission to the business analytics poster competition.

Submit early!

To be considered, submit a proposal by Thursday, March 2, 2023.

Submit a poster proposal

Poster research need not be completed but must have an end goal in mind. Submissions are welcomed from all industry professionals and students who wish to present. We strongly encourage potential applicants to the Early Career Professionals’ Network (ECPN) event to participate in this poster session.

Posters can be individual or team submissions. If a team submission wins an award the prize money will be split evenly among the team members. All submissions must have at least one author registered for the 2023 INFORMS Business Analytics Conference to qualify for a competition prize.

Note: For those who need extra time for sponsor review and/or funding applications, we offer early and expedited review for early submissions on a case-by-case basis for a limited number of slots.

Video Presentations of Posters

By April 7, you will need to upload a video presentation of your work that is at most eight minutes in length. You are encouraged to promote your work via social media (e.g., LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.). There is a Social Media Award cash prize for gaining the most likes on your video!

At the beginning of your video, please show your entire poster on the screen before any introductions or zooming into specific areas of your poster. Also, make sure to have a QR code so people can link to your actual poster. Good luck!

Important Dates

All deadlines are as of 11:59pm EST.
Poster Submission Deadline:
March 2, 2023

Final Accept/Decline Decision:
March 7, 2023

Acceptance decisions will be rolling so you are encouraged to submit as early as possible.

Video Presentation Deadline:
April 7, 2023

Provide an at most eight-minute video presentation of your poster.

Poster Competition Sessions:
April 17 & 18, 2023

Thank you to our sponsor!



Judges at the Analytics Conference will provide feedback for each submission after its given poster session has ended. Poster Competition sessions will take place on April 17 & 18 at the Analytics Conference in Aurora, Colorado. Award winners will be announced on April 18 after the last poster session has ended.
Download the Business Analytics Poster Competition rubric

Practitioner Competition

  • 1st Place: $2,500
  • 2nd Place: $1,500
  • Social Media Award: $1,000
    [For the video presentation with the most YouTube likes by April 15, 2023.]

Student Competition

  • 1st Place: $2,500
  • 2nd Place: $1,500
  • Social Media Award: $1,000
    [For the video presentation with the most YouTube likes by April 15, 2023.]

Production & Presentation Guidelines

Posters must be produced as a single-sheet exposition that can fit on the bulletin board provided by INFORMS. The bulletin board measures 90 inches wide by 43 inches tall. We recommend a poster size of 72 inches wide by 36 inches tall or 48 inches wide by 36 inches tall. However, other sizes are acceptable as long as they do not exceed the bulletin board dimensions of 90×43.

In preparing your poster, you may want to reference these online sites that provide templates, as well as printing services. 

Poster Presentation

Make Poster

We strongly recommend that you have your poster printed locally or by an online site before you travel to the meeting, rather than attempt to have it printed on-site at the conference.

“Headline” Posters

Frustrated by trying to fit your paper to the “standard” poster format? Dazed by trying to engage people walking by? This year’s poster session is for you! Along with the standard poster format, we are also accepting and encouraging posters using the “headline” format. Templates are available at We expect each poster, no matter how formatted, to include a QR code to supporting documentation and further details. You can obtain a free QR code here:

For more information on the “headline” poster approach, watch the embedded video below: