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Our Conferences / Events

Careers Open Day
Millennium Point in Birmingham
15 November 2017

Blackett Lecture
IET London
23 November 2017

Beale Lecture
The Royal Society, London
22 February 2018

SW18 Simulation Workshop
Ettington Chase Hotel, Stratford
19 - 21 Mar 2018

OR60 Annual Conference
Lancaster University
11 - 13 September 2018

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OR60 - Making an Impact #MAI60

Focused Sessions for Consultants, Analysts and Decision Makers

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

  • Is your day-job all about helping make organisations more effective?
  • Does your work involve you in helping others make better decisions?
  • Do you want to be more successful by marketing yourself and your team better?

OR60 is the UK’s biggest conference of O.R./analytics professionals, academics and practitioners. It will be packed with activities aimed at helping everybody to become more successful in making an impact in their work. MAI sessions are predominantly on Wednesday 12 September 2018 however, when our programme is available, don’t forget to check out our other conference days for other relevant sessions.

The Making an Impact (MAI) sessions at the conference are designed to meet the needs and interests of practitioners as well as academics and are now a regular feature of our national conference. The concept has proved very successful in previous conferences and at OR60 we plan to build on what’s gone before whilst also giving the opportunity to explore new ideas.

Included in our programme will be workshops and tutorials introducing the latest techniques in the market, their applications, as well as selected technical and consultancy areas to extend and develop your practice. The final of the Presidential Medal competition will be an inspiration by showcasing the best implemented applications of OR and Analytics.

What’s new this year?

-Taking part in a mini Hackathon: Hackathons are gaining momentum as a powerful way to unlock ideas and move forward on a challenge in a short spell of time. People with different skills will work together in small teams on a challenge, accessing data, technology and brainpower to find a fun and interesting solution. The MAI event will be an opportunity to find out more about hackathons through experiencing a practical taster session.

-Networking with Impact: Specifically designed sessions which will help you quickly identify who are you most likely to want to talk to at the conference. How about even starting those conversations before you even get to the conference? Instead of posters, there will be a Pecha Kucha session: we would like to challenge you to explain your work in 20 slides x 20 seconds a slide!

-Developing your career as an OR / Analytics professional: The Society now offers industry recognised professional qualifications, such as Accreditation and Chartered Scientist, each with several levels of achievement, as well as the newly launched CAP (Certified Analytics Professional). This session will aim to give guidance on which route might be the best for your career.

If you would like to get involved by offering a workshop, presenting a case study with impact or to be a part of any of our MAI activities, please contact
Look for #MAI60 and #OR60 on social media.