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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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New to OR 2019 Biennial Conference

10 – 11 April 2019

Conference Aston Meeting Suites (CAMS) at Aston University Business School, Aston Triangle, Birmingham. B4 7ET

Conference Announcement

‘New to OR’ is the new name for our previous ‘Young to OR’ biennial conference, a name which is purposely designed to relate not to age, but to experience – your experience.

This conference is the conference for everyone whose careers in OR span 10 years or fewer, and is for both academics and practitioners.

Take this great opportunity to present your work to peers in a supportive environment, while learning about how OR techniques have been used in a wide range of applications. With parallel streams of talks interspersed with presentations from plenary and keynote speakers, there will be plenty to get involved in.

You will also be able to meet fellow OR practitioners and the conference also facilitates sharing of best practice and enables attendees to learn about new areas where operational research can make an impact. We expect many varied streams with approximately 100 papers covering topics including analytics, consultancy, disaster management, manufacturing, to name but a few – plus tutorials and various workshops.

If you would like to put your mark on 'New to OR 2019' and run a stream or sponsor or exhibit, please contact our Conference Chair, Laura Brudenell, at lmbrudenell[at]
and Hilary Wilkes at hilary.wilkes[at]


Based on Aston University campus close to Aston Business School, Conference Aston is situated in Birmingham City Centre. The campus is easily accessible by road, has three car parks and is just a ten-minute walk from Birmingham's three main railway stations, New Street (Grand Central), Snow Hill and Moor Street. All travel information and an interactive walking map is available on the Conference Aston website

As well as a purpose-built conference facility, the venue provides four-star quality bedroom accommodation and a sports centre including a swimming pool, gym and squash courts. 



About Aston University

Founded in 1895 and having received its Royal Charter from Queen Elizabeth II in April of 1966, Aston is a long established research-led University known for its world-class teaching quality and strong links to industry, government and commerce. Professor Alec Cameron, previously Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Education at the University of Western Australia, took up the role of Vice-Chancellor at Aston University in 2016.  Aston has been a leading university for graduate employment success for over 25 years. In the 2015/16 QS Graduate Employability Ranking, Aston is ranked 27th in the World and 3rd in the UK for ‘Partnerships with Employers. The University is consistently ranked in the UK's top 40 universities confirming their place amongst the elite. Aston's four schools of study offer a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes and work with the public and private sectors to develop tailored Foundation Degree programmes. Based in the centre of Birmingham, home to over 65,000 students, the university is in easy access of one of Europe’s liveliest and most welcoming cities.