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Presentation Submission

The 2024 INFORMS Analytics Conference brings together a wide range of analytics, data science, AI and ML professionals. There will be a wide range of experience levels, from professionals just starting their careers to seasoned members of the C-Suite, all looking for innovative and informational inspiration to take back to their teams. If you have worked on a project that fits this, let us help you share your expertise.

The session proposal submission site is closed.  Poster presentations are still being accepted until March 6. 

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Benefits of Presenting

  • Discounted conference registration rate.
  • Presenter registration covers the conference program, Edelman Gala & Banquet, Welcome Reception and breakfasts, lunches and breaks for two days.
  • The prestige of being selected to present at a high-quality INFORMS conference.
  • An opportunity to participate fully in the conference and network with professionals, academics, students, and vendors from across the decision sciences, including analytics, data science, operations research, mathematics and statistics, machine learning, AI, and more.

Selection Criteria and Guidelines

The review and acceptance process is highly selective, with two primary criteria: topic content that will be interesting and useful to our audience, and high-quality presentation skills.

Presentation Content

  • Real-world business topics, with technical content included.
  • High-quality academic work geared to real situations.
  • Applications reports, case studies, best practice examples, emerging topics, and tutorials with a practice orientation.
  • Presentations directed to a “listener” audience (most members of the audience attend the conference to listen to high quality presentations, not to present), of which approximately 80% are practitioners.
Presentations must address one of the following topics:
  • Analytics Leadership
  • Analytics Process
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Cyber Analytics
  • Data Mining
  • Decision Analytics
  • Financial Services and Accounting
  • Forecasting
  • Game Theory/Sports
  • Government
  • Healthcare
  • Implementing Analytics
  • Information Systems
  • Life Sciences
  • Machine Learning
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Risk Analysis
  • Revenue Management
  • Soft Skills
  • Supply Chain
  • Transportation

Requirements of Presenting

  • A 50-minute presentation by one speaker (multiple presenters and panels not accepted).
  • Final presentation slides submitted four weeks before the conference.
  • Willingness to tailor a presentation for a listener audience and to accept direction from the Selection Committee.
  • Willingness to serve as a discussion leader for small group roundtables, if requested.
  • Full participation in the conference (both the education and social program), for at least the day of the presentation and preferably the entire conference.

To Submit a Proposal

The submission process will request:

  • Presentation title
  • A 100–150-word summary of your presentation.
  • Brief biography and a high-resolution, color photo (JPG/JPEG at least 200px by 200px).
  • A 500-word extended summary upload written with the listener’s perspective in mind. Your summary should answer the listener’s basic question: “What will I learn from this session? What information/knowledge/ideas will I come away with?” It’s important that you describe in as much detail as possible what you will cover in your presentation. A bulleted list of topics, points, examples, and issues can be an effective technique for doing this.
  • Demonstrated speaking experience and speaking references. Please include this in your extended summary upload.
  • Potential speakers could be interviewed by phone.

Important Dates

All deadlines are as of 11:59pm EST.

Presentation Submission Deadline:
January 10, 2024

Editing Deadline:
February 21, 2024

Poster Submission Deadline:
March 6, 2024

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)