Freestyle O.R. Supreme Expo is our fast-moving live game show, in which students and early-career professionals are assigned to teams and are given the opportunity to frame a real-life problem and present an overview of a solution in real time. This is a great opportunity to participate in the conference without having to write a paper or make a poster and leads to great career networking.
An industry client will present a 10 – 15 minute overview of a real-world problem to solve. Your team will have a 30 minute break out session to craft your 3 – 5 minute O.R. presentation with recommendations for methodology for an implementable solution. The client will listen to each team and give feedback on their presentations, and will select a winner from the presentations.
We are also looking for industry partners who are looking to participate in Freestyle O.R. Supreme, a fun and fast way to get new ideas from the next generation of OR/MS and analytics professionals. Please fill out this form if you would like your project to be considered for the exposition.
There are sponsorship opportunities available for the expo, please contact Olivia Schmitz for details.
Who can participate?
Students and early career Annual Meeting attendees in both business and academia (roughly, up to 5-10 years of experience, although we will take more experienced folks if they wear a good enough leisure suit.)
Why should I participate?
It will be fun! You will meet new people on your team, and add a bullet to your resume or CV.
When is Freestyle O.R. Supreme?
Wednesday, October 19, from 9:15-11:15am
How do I sign up?
When you register for the INFORMS Annual Meeting you can add this event to your registration.
Already registered for the meeting? No Problem!
- Either click to manage your registration, or log in to INFORMS Self-Service and select “Events” from top blue navigation bar.
- Click “2022 INFORMS Annual Meeting.”
- In top right corner, click “Manage Registration.”
- Click on three dots on the right side, then click “Purchase New Sessions.”
- Scroll down to Wednesday, click “Add.”
- Scroll up to top right of page and click “Continue.”
- Proceed to check out and complete transaction.