New to OR Conference

Less than Ten Years in OR? Here’s your custom-made conference.

‘New to OR’ is a biennial conference purposely designed to relate not to age, but to experience – your experience! This is the conference for academics and practitioners whose careers in operational research span 10 years or fewer.

Here are five good reasons why delegates attended to present a paper or run a stream:

  • Streams included Analytics, AI, Big Data, Sustainability in OR and a range of more conventional hard OR and soft OR methods. Application-oriented presentations and case studies in areas such as health and defence are also welcomed.
  • Promote their skills and organisation – give a case study presentation. Discuss recent projects with those who use OR techniques in practice.
  • Expand their OR toolkit – learn new techniques for career development.
  • Improve their OR network – meet like-minded professionals in a perfect environment.
  • To be inspired – make links between techniques and applications and apply them to their everyday work!


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New to OR 2019

Conference highlights

Speed networking

Coming on your own? No worries; this session at the start of the first day will break the ice and help you get to know other delegates. A great way to increase your contacts and get chatting with your peers. Don’t miss it.  

Four excellent plenary speakers

  • Nira Chamberlain – The Power of Mathematical Modelling
  • Paul Harper – OR Saves Lives
  • Tony O’Connor – Making A Difference – OR in Government
  • Frances Sneddon – The digital transformation of OR

Elsie Cropper Award

Enter your paper for the Elsie Cropper shield for Best Paper!

Great Presentations

There is a variety of streams which include Analytics, AI and Big Data, Consultancy, Metaheuristics through to Sustainable Development, to name just a few.

Join our exciting Workshops

  • Extreme Programming Game
  • Education in OR
  • Ensure Success with a SIMUL8 project.

Careers Panel

This session brings together elite members of the OR community who can help you get further in your career.  Bring some your questions and don't hold back - grasp this chance to meet the people who can answer them!

Watch talks from this year's New to OR Conference