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Young to OR 20 Annual Conference

4 – 6 April 2017

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The Wesley Euston Hotel

81-103 Euston Street, London, United Kingdom, NW1 2EZ

Conference Announcement

Tailor Made for Early Career Operational Researchers and Analysts in O.R. for ten years or less!         

Young to OR 20 is a biennial conference for academics and practitioners with up to ten years of experience in O.R.

Six reasons to attend:

  • Friendly environment to present to peers, exchange ideas, receive feedback
  • One-off opportunity to listen/engage with experts from leading organisations
  • Expand your learnings via workshops and technical taster sessions
  • Collaborate with your peers on a real time problem challenge (and win the prize!)
  • Discuss your career with experts at a dedicated panel session
  • Meet new people, build your professional network for the future

Conference Highlights:
Four Plenary Speakers

  • Ruth Kaufman, President of The OR Society and Independent Consultant
    OR, the ORS and you: challenges and opportunities
  • John Hopes, Partner at EY (formerly known as Ernst & Young)
    Brexit means Brexit.  But what does Brexit mean?
  • Sandra Weddell, Transport Modelling Manager at London Underground (TfL)
    My travels through OR
  • Tony O’Connor, Chief Analyst, MoD and Chair Government O.R. Service
    Making a Difference through OR

Great Presentations: in a variety of streams which include Analytics, Consultancy, Energy, Health to name just a few and a chance to win the Elsie Cropper prize for best paper!

Four Workshops:

  • Make Your Voice Heard
  • Working with Uncertainty
  • Social Return on Investment
  • Understanding Research & Publishing

Two Technique Tasters

  • Build a Quantitative Risk Register using @RISK
  • Exploring AnyLogic and Real-World Simulation

Three Guest Speaker Sessions

  • Robust Optimization: Solving Practical Optimization Problems.
  • The Power of Nodes & Arcs: How Bayesian Belief Networks help Reason, Predict & Explain
  • Working with Clients – The Key Consultancy Skills

Team Challenge

  • Practical Solutions to Complex Problems (sponsors, Polaris Consulting). 


Location and Venue

A central London hotel and conference venue with strong ethical and sustainable values, the four star Wesley Hotel is a few minutes’ walk from Euston Station and within easy reach of key transport connections such as King's Cross station.