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$10,000 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 Analytics Poster Competition.

Submit early!

To be considered, submit a proposal by Wednesday, March 6, 2024.

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 2024 INFORMS 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.

Once you’ve submitted your poster, don’t forget to register for the conference!

Register Today!

Video Presentations of Posters

By April 5, you will need to upload a video presentation of your work that is at most five minutes in length. You are encouraged to promote your work via social media (e.g., LinkedIn, X, 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!

Check out the Social Media Winners from 2023!


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 15 & 16 at the Analytics Conference in Orlando, Florida. Award winners will be announced on April 16 after the last poster session has ended.
Download the Business Analytics Poster Competition judging 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 13, 10:00pm EST.]

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 13, 10:00pm EST.]

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:

Important Dates

All deadlines are as of 11:59pm EST.
Poster Submission Deadline:
March 6, 2024

Final Accept/Decline Decision:
March 13, 2024

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

Video Presentation Deadline:
April 5, 2024

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

Poster Competition Sessions:
April 15 & 16, 2024

Thank you to our sponsor!

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If your presentation is accepted…

New this year, we are going to provide attendees with the tools they need to plan which sessions they attend through the lens of the INFORMS Certified Analytics Professional (CAP) Job Task Analysis (JTA). 

The Job Task Analysis (JTA) was created to define the knowledge, skills, and abilities that must be demonstrated by analytics professionals to effectively transform data into insights. The Certified Analytics Professional (CAP®) exam is based on the JTA and tests an individual’s fluency with the seven areas of responsibility. CAP® validation demonstrates that individuals have superior knowledge of the entire analytics process and earning and maintaining a CAP® certification further shows how individuals are continually working to advance their skills.

More information can be found here

Be prepared to tell us how your presentation or poster relates to the 7 Domains of the Analytics Process:

In addition, we’d like to know if the content you are presenting is most relevant to:

  • Associate (Early Career)
  • Professional (Mid-Career)
  • Executive (Senior Level)