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Welcome Reception

Sunday, October 20, 7:30-9pm

Convention Center – Exhibit Hall 4AB, Level 4

INFORMS and the Seattle Organizing Committee welcome you to for the 2019 INFORMS Annual Meeting with an evening of fellowship and fun. The Welcome Reception is the perfect venue to meet with colleagues and visit the exhibits. Light snacks will be served. Soft drinks are complimentary, with a cash bar for other beverages.

INFORMS Awards Ceremony & Dessert Reception

Sunday, October 20, 8:30-9:45pm

Convention Center – 6E, Level 6

The INFORMS Board of Directors invites you to honor and celebrate the achievements of our colleagues at the annual Awards Ceremony. You can attend the Welcome Reception first and then proceed to the Awards Ceremony. Following the ceremony and dessert, you’ll have the opportunity to congratulate the awardees. Dessert and coffee will be served.

We will be announcing a new INFORMS award, the Donald P. Gaver Jr. Early Career Award for excellence in operations research, to be awarded for the first time at the 2020 INFORMS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Student Awards Ceremony & Reception

Monday, October 21, 7:30-9:30pm

Sheraton – Metropolitan, 3rd Floor

All students registered for the meeting are invited to attend the reception. Join us for an evening of food and drink, fun, and networking. Come relax after a busy day of sessions and mingle with fellow students from universities around the world. Student awards will be announced during the Student Award Reception.

INFORMS Member Meeting

Tuesday, October 22, 6:15-7:15pm

Sheraton – Grand Ballroom A, 2nd Floor

The INFORMS Board of Directors encourages all members to bring their ideas, opinions, and suggestions to this meeting. Current business and future direction for INFORMS will be discussed. Outstanding members will be celebrated with the presentation of the Volunteer Service Awards. The outgoing 2019 Board of Directors will be recognized along with the 2020 Board of Directors. The traditional Gavel of Exchange will occur from the President to the President-Elect.  Come and meet, network, and celebrate! Light snacks will be served along with beer, wine, soft drinks.

General Reception

Tuesday, October 22, 7:30-10pm

Convention Center – 4E, Level 4

(Wear your conference badge for admission.)

Join us as we serve up a Northwest inspired menu, with salmon of course! Come and compete with your colleagues in a game on the giant foosball table or shoot the most basketball hoops and get your name on the top 10 list. You can also immerse yourself in the digital world with virtual reality pods.

This reception provides the perfect atmosphere for fellowship and networking while also having a bit of fun after a long day of sessions.