2018 INFORMS Business Analytics Conference: Driving the Future of Analytics, Apr 15-17, Baltimore, MD

2018 conference will gather 1,000 experts and thought leaders in industry, government, and academia, with over 150 sessions by leading universities and organizations. Register by March 12 to get early rates.

From better protecting the world economy against cyber crime, to detecting and preventing life threatening sepsis infections, to creating virtual environments to interact with artificial intelligence technology, analytics is driving the great discoveries and advancements of the future. And there is no greater opportunity to be part of driving that future than the Informs 20182018 INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics and Operations Research.

Hosted by INFORMS, the leading international association for analytics and operations research professionals, the 2018 conference will bring 1,000 experts and thought leaders in industry, government, and academia to Baltimore, MD from April 15-17. Attendees will have access to more than 150 sessions by leading universities and organizations, including SAS Institute, Toyota, Dow Chemical Company, BNSF Railway, U.S. Census Bureau, Walmart, Intel, Hewlett Packard, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, American Airlines, Macy’s, Yelp, Department of Health and Human Services, and more!

These sessions will explore the latest research, applications, and best practices in a wide range of tracks, including decision and risk analysis, the role of analytics in crime prevention and government, and emerging analytics trends.Question and answer sessions and panel discussions enable attendees to interact with, pose questions, and provide feedback to the presenters.


Attendees will also have the opportunity to hear from distinguished plenary speakers who are recognized leaders in their fields, including Bill Schmarzo, CTO of Big Data Practice at Dell EMC Global Services; Bruce Greenstein, Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; and many other leading analytics experts and luminaries.

Advancing your Analytics Career

In addition to the conference program, attendees will have the opportunity to interact and network with companies that represent the society’s leading analytics programs in a variety of industries at the Career Fair. Network and explore employment opportunities with key company representatives from organizations including Home Depot, Syngenta, Prorize LLC,Caterpillar Inc., Turner Broadcasting, Avalon Bay Communities, and JD.com.

Throughout the conference, there are many opportunities, both formal and informal, to interact with other attendees.Make valuable connections that could lead to your next big career opportunity!

Celebrating Excellence: The Franz Edelman Gala

For more than four decades, INFORMS has recognized organizations that have transformed how we approach some of the world’s most complex problems with the Franz Edelman Award for Achievements in Advanced Analytics, Operations Research, and Management Science, the world’s most prestigious award for achievement in the practice of analytics and O.R. The 2018 Franz Edelman Gala will be held during the Analytics Conference, during which the winner of the Franz Edelman Award will be chosen from an exceptional field of finalists who have contributed to innovations in broadcasting, healthcare, communication, inventory management, vehicle fleet management, and alternative energy industries.

Additional awards will be presented during the gala to universities and organizations that have made incredible contributions to analytics, including the Daniel H. Wagner Prize, the UPS George D. Smith Prize, and the INFORMS Prize. Admission to the gala and banquet are included in the registration fee for the conference.

Gear Up for the Conference with Technology Workshops

Take full advantage of your time in Baltimore by participating in a series of workshops. Prior to the start of the conference, on Sunday, April 15, technology workshops are available at no extra charge throughout the day.These workshops offer in-depth training in cutting edge software solutions and are hosted by companies that include AIMMS, AnyLogic Company, Booz Allen Hamilton, Fico, IBM, and more.


Don’t Miss Out, Register Now!

Time is almost up to take advantage of early conference rates, available until March 12, 2018. Additional discounts include a team discount for five or more people, and a newcomer rate for INFORMS members attending the conference for the first time. We look forward to seeing you in Baltimore!