OR62 Online: Annual Conference

Thank you!

We would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank everyone who helped to make OR62 Online a success despite the challenging circumstances leading up to the event.

Thank you to all our attendees around the world, to our speakers who were as insightful and inspiring as ever, and to the committee that organised OR62 Online.

Coming up…

Following the success of OR62 and the due to the ongoing uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, OR63 will take place online in September 2021. Keep an eye out for more information over the coming months.

In the meantime, all sessions from this year's event are available to watch on YouTube. Do not hesitate to catch up on sessions you missed or re-watch those you found especially insightful.

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This year's speakers

Once again, this year our conference brought together some of the finest minds in operational research and analytics, and they did not disappoint. Thank you to all our speakers – for your time and insight, and for allowing us to create such a rich library of videos to be enjoyed by all our members.

Select ‘read more’ to find out more about this year’s programme and speakers, and to re-watch the sessions on YouTube.


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?

This year's highlights

OR62 Online saw more than 700 operational research and analytics professionals around the world come together for a week of discussion and insight.

The 2020 programme included a multitude of speaker presentations from sector leaders, a roundtable from the OR Society’s Women in OR and Analytics Network, and even a virtual pub quiz.

Plenary speakers 

This year's event featured more than 50 of the industry's leading minds from world-renowned organisations like MIT and the London School of Economics.


Your sessions  

OR62 Online captivated minds with a series of talks, presentations and discussion panels around data, logistics, sustainability and more. All sessions are now available to re-watch online.

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The Presidents Medal 

Every year the President's Medal is awarded for the best practical application of OR submitted to the competition. This year's winner is Jordan Low from the Dept of Transport, who gave a presentation on 'Creating new population movement insight to shape the UK Government’s response to the Coronavirus pandemic

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Grand Challenge | Making an Impact 

Miles Weaver's Grand Challenge asked delegates to structure, analyse and respond to the challenge of how to build back better in a post-COVID 19 world. The feasibility of each action will be considered as a potential Pro Bono project, research funding bids, consultancy projects and/or student projects. 


Early career researchers event

OR62 Online saw the launch of the Early Career Researchers Network, aimed at those working in academia with under five years' experience. The event was a success and will be back on the schedule next year at OR63.


Women in OR and Analytics Network

This year's WORAN event discussed leadership and the challenges women face climbing the career ladder. Female leaders answered pre-set questions and took live questions from OR62 attendees, which you can now re-watch on YouTube.

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Meet our premium sponsors

Main OR62 Sponsor



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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

View last years conference here