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International Conference on Operational Research for Development 2015 (ICORD 2015)
Palm Village Hotel, Uswetakeiyava (North of Colombo) Sri Lanka
03 - 04 Dec 2015
Connect BI
Rolls Royce, Derby
04 Dec 2015
Will Statistics and Operational Research still be here in 2025?
Royal Statistical Society, 12 Errol Street, London EC1Y 8LX
04 Dec 2015
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Special Interest Meetings

Fri 16 Oct   Decision Analysis
Fri 16 Oct   Behavioural OR
Fri 16 Oct   Defence
Fri 16 Oct   Public Policy Design
Mon 26 Oct   Analytics Network
Mon 09 Nov   Analytics Network
Wed 18 Nov   Criminal Justice
Wed 18 Nov   Analytics Network
Mon 23 Nov   Analytics Network
Mon 25 Nov   Analytics Network
Mon 07 Dec   Analytics Network
Thu 10 Dec   Analytics Network
Mon 14 Dec   OR and Strategy
Mon 21 Dec   Analytics Network
Mon 04 Jan   Analytics Network
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Journal Paper or Article Submission

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Training Course Accommodation

Many of the courses are held in the OR Society's training suite which is in central Birmingham close to the National Indoor Arena (NIA). This venue is well-signposted, easily accessible from the motorway network and offers extensive parking facilities. Moreover, The OR Society is within easy walking distance of Birmingham New Street station, which is well served from all parts of the country including a direct rail link from Birmingham International Airport.

Overnight accommodation, breakfast and evening meals are not included in the course fees. For information on accommodation available locally, choose from the options below.

In the event of the hotels below being fully booked, the Birmingham Convention Bureau’s accommodation team are on hand to guide you through your options and offer support in accommodation. Telephone: +44(0)121 202 5151 or email:

Jury's Inn

245 Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2HQ
Tel: 0121 606 9000 Fax: 0121 606 9001

  • 5 minute walk from the training suite and 10 minutes from New Street Station.
  • Public car park on site (charges apply)

Hilton Garden Inn, Birmingham Brindley Place

1 Brunswick Square, Brindley Place Birmingham B1 2HW
Tel: 0121 643 1003

  • 5 minute walk from the training suite and 10 minutes from New Street Station.
  • Car parking is subject to availability and charges apply

Ramada Hotel, Birmingham City Centre

160 Wharfside Street , The Mailbox, Birmingham B1 1RL
Tel: 0121 643 9344 Fax: 0121 643 2044

  • The entrance to the car park is at the front of The Mailbox. Advice on alternative parking is also offered
  • 15 minute walk from the training suite and 10-min from New Street Station.

Premier Inn, Birmingham Broad Street Canal Side

20 Bridge Street, Birmingham B1 2JH
Tel: 0871 527 8078* Fax: 0871 527 8079
* Calls cost 10p per minute + network extras

  • Free Parking available to residents
  • 10/15-minute walk to training suite and 10 minutes from New Street station


Ladywell Walk, Birmingham B5 4ST
Tel: 0121 622 6010 Fax: 0121 622 6020

  • Multi-storey car park opposite approx.
  • 15-minute walk or taxi journey to training suite and 5 minutes from New Street station

Travelodge, Birmingham Central

230 Broad Street, Birmingham
Tel: 0871 984 6064*
*Calls cost 10 pence per minute from a standard BT landline.

  • Britannia Parking Ltd operate the hotel car park on behalf of Travelodge. Alternative parking at NCP Holloway Circus, 460 meters from the hotel. Post Code: B1 1HN
  • 10-minute walk to training suite and 15 minutes from New Street station


70 Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2HT
Tel: 0121 643 2000 Fax: 0121 643 9786

  • Private indoor parking (paying)
  • 10-minute walk to training suite and 15 minutes from New Street station

Ibis Budget, Birmingham Centre

1 Great Colmore Street B15 2AP
Tel : (+44)0121 622 7575 Fax : (+44)0121 622 7576

  • Value for money
  • The hotel has a limited amount of outdoor parking available (paying)
  • Take a taxi to training suite 10/15 mins.


Paradise Circus, Birmingham, B3 3HJ
Tel: +44 (0) 12 1200 2727 Fax: +44 (0) 12 1200 1197

  • The Copthorne Hotel Birmingham has limited on-site parking available (overnight charge applies). 
  • 10 minute walk to training suite and to New Street station

Comfort Inn

Station Street, Birmingham, B5 4DY
Tel: 0870 2407060

  • Although parking is not available on-site at the Comfort Inn, a member of the hotel's friendly team will be happy to offer directions to the nearest parking facility.
  • Approximately 1 minute from New Street station.

Queries Regarding Training Courses

If you are interested in further information, have any requirements (e.g. an alternative course date), or have difficulty booking a course online then please contact Jennie Phelps. It is recommended that courses are booked online. If this is not possible, then please print off, fill and fax or post the Training Course Booking Form.

Jennie Phelps   Address:  The OR Society, Seymour House, 12 Edward Street, Birmingham, B1 2RX, UK
  Tel: +44 (0)121 233 9300
  Fax: +44 (0)121 233 0321