OR62 Online: Annual Conference

Get ready to take your place at the profession’s flagship event – the Operational Research Society’s annual conference.

OR62 Online is shaping up to be the most engaging virtual gathering of OR and analytics thought leaders, advanced practitioners and rising talent.

This event, held online for the first time, is being developed to provide our dynamic profession with a wealth of opportunities to learn, collaborate and inspire.

Let’s stay connected, celebrate the achievements within our profession, and get ready for the future together. Free to attend with convenient access over the three days from your computer and smart device.



View last years conference here

Meet the plenary speakers

The OR62 Online organisers are proud to announce the plenary speakers for OR62 Online. Each speaker is a leading thinker and innovator in their field. They will share their ground-breaking work with delegates in formal 60-minute presentations.

You can read more details about their talks and biographies by clicking read more.


Prof Dimitris Bertsimas

Talk Title: Interpretable AI

Ellen D. Lewis, PhD
Ethos of Engagement Consulting

Talk Title: Inclusive Systemic Evaluation: Deepening Understandings of Engagement and Community

Prof Patrick M. Reed
Cornell University

Talk Title: Conflict, Coordination & Control: Do We Understand the Actual Rules Used to Balance Flooding, Energy, and Agricultural Tradeoffs in River Basins?

What you can expect at OR62 Online

OR62 Online includes many of the much-valued features from our annual leading conference. You will enjoy expert plenary speakers, presentations, a Making an Impact session, the President's Medal, our Women in OR and Analytics Network and there’s even a virtual pub quiz.

Plenary speakers 

Renowned experts will be delivering their thought leadership across the three days with lots of opportunities to quiz the speakers and dive deeply into some exciting topics 

Range of sessions  

You will enjoy a wide variety of streams and topics in a variety of formats. Presentations, panel sessions, workshops and informal networking opportunities are all being developed to give you a great experience. Each session will include interactive elements and a Q&A.    

The Presidents Medal 

The President’s Medal is one of The OR Society’s most prestigious award, awarded for the best practical application of OR submitted to the competition. If you have a case study or a recent, successfully implemented work, why not consider going for the President’s Medal? Find out more here

Grand Challenge | Making an Impact 

Miles Weaver's grand challenge allows delegates to structure, analyse and respond to the challenge(s) posed. The feasibility of each action will be considered as a potential Pro Bono project, research funding bids, consultancy projects and/or student projects. 

Plus so much more..

Early career researchers event

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Women in OR and analytics network event

Come and join us for our online pub quiz

Reserve your place today

With a full programme being organised, OR62 Online promises to be an exciting event. We look forward to welcoming you in September.

Register HERE


Now more than ever it is important that we continue to connect, innovate, and learn together.

Our sponsors will enjoy exclusive recognition before, during, and after OR62 Online. Join us at this transformative event as we elevate perspectives and explore new horizons.

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Conference organisers 

Conference Chair: Dr Frances O’Brien FORS, University of Warwick
Conference Chair:  Prof Juergen Branke, University of Warwick
Making an Impact Chair: Mr John Medhurst FORS, Larrainzar Consulting Solutions

See the full committee here