Events & Conferences


The OR Society has a busy calendar full of conferences, events, workshops and networking opportunities. Our events are generally open to all, with members receiving preferential rates on events fees.

Beale Lecture

16 February 2023 |
Online

Our long-standing member Robert Dyson will give this year’s Beale Lecture.  Robert will share with us his engagement with OR spanning seven decades.

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Simulation Workshop

27-29 March 2023 | Southampton

SW23 is the flagship showcase of simulation and modelling across industry and academia. We are delighted to be returning to a face-to-face conference in 2023, in Southampton.

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IMA Conference on Mathematics of Operational Research

27-28 April 2023 | Birmingham

The conference will aim to develop new mathematics of relevance to and which underpin applications in operational research (OR).

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International Symposium on Military Operational Research

18–20 July 2023 | Royal Holloway University

ISMOR is an annual international symposium sponsored by the UK Ministry of Defence which offers a unique opportunity to spend quality time exploring the application of analysis to practical issues of defence and security with a wide range of colleagues from across the world.

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Analytics Summit

The Analytics Summit brings together over 300 analysts and data scientists from across the academic, public and private sector delivering insights from analytics, AI and operational research to give you the tools and skills to drive business results with your data.

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Annual Conference

The biggest event in the OR and analytics community's calendar is always The OR Society's annual conference, typcially hosted by a prestigious university, and takes place every September.

 

 

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Annual General Meeting

This meeting is one of the most important for members to make their voices heard, through votes and contributions in the meeting.

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Beale Lecture

Our free-entry spring lecture celebrating the best of OR excellence.

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Blackett Lecture

Our prestigious autumn lecture features the extraordinary impact of OR on public life.

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Careers Open Day

#COD22 connects students from STEM fields and other numerate degrees with top OR, analytics and data science employers to discuss job opportunities and the benefits of working in these sectors.

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Diversity in OR/Analytics

An important panel session on diversity in OR and analytics as we bring together academics and OR professionals with experts in tackling issues of workplace diversity and inclusion. 

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International Symposium on Military Operational Research

ISMOR explores the application of OR to practical issues in defence and security.

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New to OR Conference

This biennial conference is for academics and practitioners whose careers in operational research span 10 years or fewer.

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OR ECR Network Event

Interested in hearing about flexible career paths in OR/Analytics? At this event, we have an exciting panel of speakers who have first-hand experience of moving between academia and industry during their careers.

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Regional Society & SIG Events

Full listing of all upcoming Regional Society and SIG events.

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Validate AI

VAI brings together experts to discuss properly validating machine learning models and maintaining their accuracy and effectiveness.

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Webinar Wednesdays

Our regular webinars bring you tips, insights and case studies from experts in different disciplines of operational research. The diverse subject matter and the practical nature of these short, online sessions provide you with interesting opportunties to learn and develop your own practice.

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WORAN Land Lecture

The WORAN Land Lecture is an annual event held in honour of Professor Ailsa Land, pioneer of branch-and-bound and computational OR, role model and mentor. 
Our 2022 speaker was Professor Carole Mundell.

WORAN Land Lecture

Non-Society Events

Events which the society supports or promotes for the benefit of our members.

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