Upcoming Regional Society & SIG Events


WORAN SIG Event - OR for a better world: in 5 minutes

Date: Thursday 26th August 2021, 12.30 - 14.00

Be inspired and stimulated by our lightning talk presenters, who will be showcasing just some of the ways that OR is being extended and applied to improve the world. 

And join in the conversation: explore the aspects of the talks that particularly resonate with you; discuss whether we can or should do more to highlight, share, collaborate to advance our impact; or just chat.

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PSM SIG Event - Observations on issues of the commons – how systems thinking with a forum might succeed.

DATE: 1 September 2021, 17.00 - 18.00

Many organisations have partial responsibility for problems that are in the ‘commons’ – the shared resources of the planet that are often taken for granted – the atmosphere, the land, the watercourses, and the seas. Governments establish agencies to deal with these problems through regulation and persuasion, but these are negotiations that continue over long periods. Other organisations are also stakeholders, the independent concern groups that raise awareness of the problems and lobby for change.

A forum approach is one way to bring representative from these different groups into a space for discussion and exchange of worldviews. This talk will reflect on the experiences of a systems study for a forum charged with tackling agricultural pollution in Wales.

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Eve of Conference: Spotlight on Women in OR and Analytics

Date: Monday 13 September 2021, 16.30 - 18.30

Join us on the eve of the OR Society Annual Conference for an inspiring WORAN event - An OR/Analytics mindset and organisational leadership: in conversation with Cynthia Barnhart 

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