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OR58 - Making an Impact

Wednesday 7 September 2016

Everybody Wants to Make an Impact

– and anyone with a passion for making the world work more effectively

This year’s OR Society conference is designed to support everyone – analytics professionals, academics and practitioners – in Making an Impact.  Whether it’s by learning new tools and techniques, meeting journal editors or finding new opportunities for collaboration and funding, OR58’s Making an Impact stream on 7 Sept 2016 is your key to being more effective and successful in OR.

This year we aim to give more people than ever the chance to Make an Impact, extending sessions to the Wednesday morning.  We have also moved to a stream structure, allowing you to get to the sessions that are most relevant to you.

At OR58 you can

  • Explore issues of immediate relevance to achieving results in your field
  • Try out new techniques – are they any good for you?
  • See case studies showcasing important applications
  • Exchange ideas and expertise with people working in different areas
  • Find ways to publicise your work to a wider audience
  • Present a Poster and/or a paper - see Key Dates for deadlines. To Submit, Go to Title and Abstract Submission. Information for paper and poster presenters can be found here.
  • Build your network amongst like-minded professionals

What’s being planned so far Click here to see our full MAI OR58 BROCHURE of events.

Workshops, seminars and tutorials:

  • tasters and master classes to help Make an Impact by using new tools or techniques
  • workshops and discussions to help you Make and Impact through contributing to OR Society initiatives, reflecting on OR practice, developing new skills or business areas
  • vendor-led sessions on specific tools to give you new capabilities to Make an Impact

Meet the Editors: opportunity to talk to journal and periodical editors to give you new routes to Make an Impact by publishing your work.

Academic-practitioner bazaars: posters and a chance to talk to the presenter about their work, highlighting the latest developments in OR. 

Case studies in O.R. and analytics:

  • presentations of case studies, providing learning and inspiration for your own practice.
  • in addition, streams such as Health, Public Policy and Consultancy and Case Studies will present papers with an emphasis on achieving results.

Opportunities: how to take advantage of available opportunities to collaborate across the academic/practitioner divide and access resources to help you Make an Impact.

Mentoring: one-to-one mentoring sessions with experienced practitioners. Be ‘Mentored’, receive valuable help to focus on broader issues in your practice and/or career development.  Be a ‘Mentor’ if you enjoy sharing your knowledge of O.R. and helping others.

Speed networking: a fun and focused session to help you make new contacts across the O.R. spectrum.

Plus social events, plenary talks, exhibits, and more.

If you would like to get involved, by presenting a poster, running a workshop or requesting a workshop, please contact follow us at #ORS58and @TheORSociety to keep up to date with the latest OR58 news