Use of Social Media

Special Interest Groups and Networks are encouraged to make use of social media to both promote planned meetings and encourage discussion around topics.

The OR Society has a presence on the following platforms with the handle @TheORSociety: LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Posts can be shared on all of the society’s social media channels to promote meetings and generate discussion. Send your post request to your office point of contact.



The LinkedIn OR Society Group provides a good platform to promote upcoming meetings or start a discussion around a certain topic. Please note, this is a closed group and if you are not already a member you will have to request to join the group. Also, you may want to post to other LinkedIn groups that you or other committee members or speakers belong to.



Twitter is a good way to stay up-to-date on current events and hear about what other people are doing professionally – for example, papers, blogs, comments and opinion pieces. Twitter can be a good way to have an interaction with your favourite commentators, it’s a good way of networking and staying abreast of the latest trends in OR and analytics. Please encourage all committee members, speakers, and other members with Twitter accounts to tweet from their own accounts. The OR Society will retweet any tweets if you tag us @TheORSociety. Further guidance can be found in the Social Media folder of your SIG or Network’s Basecamp.



The society’s YouTube channel ( allows videos from meetings and events to be shared with attendees and wider membership. Videos should be submitted to marketing [at] with an appropriate description and keywords.