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INFORMS Advocacy Program

Wednesday, October 19

For Wednesday, the INFORMS Advocacy Program has developed an informative program to help INFORMS members better understand the importance of engaging with government officials and the media.

Expanding Your Reach & Impact through Advocacy & Outreach


Panel Discussion

Panelists will include a variety of INFORMS members who have been engaged in advocacy and communication work, and who will discuss the importance and benefits of engaging with policymakers, other government officials, and the media to promote the ways in which how O.R, analytics, and their research and contributions regarding how our community’s work saves lives, saves money, and solves problems.

Kara Morgan, Chair of Advocacy Governance Committee

Laura Albert, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Michael Johnson, University of Massachusetts Boston
Ramayya Krishnan, Carnegie Mellon University
Kayse Lee Maass, Northeastern University
Anna Nagurney, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

How to Convey a Message of Influence and Impact in 11 Minutes or Less



Recognizing that communicating an effective message to policymakers and the media in a condensed timeframe is an essential communication skill for successful leaders, researchers, teachers, practitioners, and others, Annual Meeting attendees are invited to participate in this 90-minute workshop. In this first of a kind workshop for INFORMS, led by professional leadership engagement and public persuasion coach Mark R. Mills, participants will be provided with an opportunity to learn and apply proven key strategies for effective time-sensitive communication via media interviews, meetings with policymakers, or other communications with the public.

Mark R. Mills

One-on-One Media Training


Mark R. Mills

Pre-registration will be available.