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.

Using Simulation Optimisation to Solve Wildlife Reserve Design Problem

April Shengjie Zhou | Wednesday 29 May 12:00 - 13:00

In this webinar April Shengjie Zhou will illustrate how simulation optimisation, especially through a chance constrained approach, offers a groundbreaking method to design wildlife reserves efficiently. Using the Grey Wolf (Canis lupus) as a case study, this session will delve into three illustrative scenarios showcasing different strategies to tackle the challenges of reserve design. 

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JORS Gender Equality Webinar

Paula Carroll and Annunziata Esposito Amideo | 12 June 12 June 12:00 – 14:00 (via Zoom)


In this webinar Paula Carroll and Annunziata Esposito Amideo will present their paper on ‘Gender Equality: Opportunities and Challenges for the OR Community’. Don’t miss this opportunity to join the conversation and gain further insight to the gender equality in the OR community. 

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New to OR

19 June 2024
British Psychological Society, London


This conference is designed to be a lively platform for sharing insights, encouraging partnerships, and highlighting the groundbreaking contributions of those up-and-coming in the industry.






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International Symposium on Military Operational Research (ISMOR)

16-18 July 2024
National Oceanography Centre,


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

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Annual General Meeting

Tuesday 18 June 2024 at 13:00

Our AGM is is an important annual event where our members can make their voices heard, through both the voting process and contributions during the meeting.

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Annual Conference

10-12 September 2024

Bangor University


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



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Beale Lecture 2024

Thursday 8 February 2024


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

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Careers Open Day

Novotel, Birmingham | 07 November 2024

Careers Open Day is the perfect opportunity for anyone with an interest in STEM or related fields. This event is your chance to connect with leading employers in the exciting worlds of operations research, analytics, and data science. Explore a wealth of job opportunities and learn about the many advantages of working in these dynamic sectors. Join us and discover the possibilities that await you.

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Joint SIG Event

How to make better futures with systems approaches

This event will bring together practitioners and academics to explore the topics of systems thinking, problem structuring methods, and behavioural operational research. Together, they will examine how we can significantly influence decision-making and policymaking within both government and the private sector.

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Regional Society & SIG Events

Full listing of all upcoming Regional Society and SIG events.

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Simulation Workshop SW25

Mercure Exeter Rougemont Hotel, Exeter | 31 March - 02 April 2025

The biennial OR Society Simulation Workshop brings together academics, practitioners and students working in the field of modelling & simulation. It provides an opportunity to exchange ideas on the current and future state-of-the-art in modelling and simulation.

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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 opportunities to learn and develop your own practice.

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WORAN Land Lecture

8 October 2024


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. 

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