OR63: Making an Impact (MAI)

This year’s Making an Impact stream at OR63 Online is designed to support everyone. We welcome OR professionals, data scientists, analysts, engineers, and modellers within academics, public and private sectors, to showcase Making an Impact in their work.

Whether by learning new tools and techniques, taking part in system workshops, finding new opportunities for collaboration or solving the Grand Challenges of the future, OR63 helps to provide the OR community with new approaches and insights needed to Make an Impact.

The Making an Impact sessions involve tutorials, seminars, workshops and other activities with a strong interactive and practical element. The sessions should help those taking part to Make an Impact, whether that is by introducing them to a new tool or technique, raising their awareness of OR Society initiatives, helping to identify opportunities for collaboration or allowing them to help contribute to making the world a better place through OR.

We're now looking for OR professionals, data scientists, professors, researchers, analysts, engineers, etc., to present at this event. Submit your 300-word presentation summary on making an impact by the now extended deadline of the 25th of June to join our expert OR63 speakers!

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Submissions deadline extended: 25 June 2021

Poster sessions

Making an Impact also provides an opportunity for those who wish to present a visual poster of their work. We will have a session of quick-fire Poster Presentations to kick things off. 

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Host an interactive workshop

If you think that you can contribute to Making an Impact at OR63 by providing one or more of the kinds of activities described below, or indeed something we have not thought of, then we look forward to hearing from you.

These sessions are longer than a typical conference presentation and can be anywhere from one hour to three hours in length, with the option to make use of the online environment to allow the use of specific software tools or online resources.

  • Tutorials to introduce and demonstrate new tools or techniques
  • Seminars to allow discussion of important issues in OR such as Diversity
  • Workshops to resolve problems and encourage new thinking
  • Systems sessions to highlight
  • New approaches and build consensus networking sessions to bring together OR practitioners and academics
  • Help to identify sources of opportunities for funding and work
Submit your 300-word summary now to speak at our Making an Impact stream.

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Meet the stream organisers

If you have questions, please contact one of the stream organisers below using their details listed. 

John Medhurst

John Medhurst, 
Larrainzar Consulting Solutions Ltd
[email protected]

Stefano Coniglio

Stefano Coniglio, 
University of Southampton
[email protected]

Siôn Cave

Siôn Cave, 
[email protected]

John Medhurst

Tahirah McIntosh, 
The OR Society
[email protected]





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