Join our Webinar Wednesdays


The OR Society is hosting two webinars each month, designed to help you to

  • continue your professional development;
  • network with the OR community from the comfort and convenience of your home or office.

Our webinars will feature expert speakers from a variety of OR fields, sharing their case studies, successes and learning outcomes, providing you with a wealth of unique knowledge, insight, and experience.

Upcoming Webinars

Browse the upcoming webinars below and book now to secure your place. Our webinars are open to all, but OR Society members will receive priority booking. Webinars begin at 13:00 on every other Wednesday and will be hosted via web browser, no downloads or software required.

10 June 2020
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Top tips for maintaining trust in numbers and statistics when working remotely
Sophie Carr, Bays Consulting

10 June 2020 at 1pm

Trust is a key part of data science – do you believe the figures published by companies and institutions? Whilst few values are created to intentionally deceive, what can analysts do while working remotely to deliver data science projects that everyone can trust in?

What questions should managers ask to help support and understand the results? How can we help society engage with numbers and statistics to benefit everyone?

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24 June 2020
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Travel demand modelling: What is it, what are its uses and what challenges has COVID-19 caused?
Tim Gent, Atkins

24 June 2020 at 1pm

In this webinar, Tim will distil his years of experience and learnings to offer an excellent introduction to the principles of transport modelling and its uses. You will develop a newfound interest in, and appreciation of this area of operational research. In particular, he will share insights on the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and how transport modellers and operational researchers may respond. This will ensure your grasp of transport modelling is up-to-date and cutting-edge.

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8 July 2020
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Optimisation solutions for beer production planning and scheduling
Stephen Maher, Lecturer
Exeter University

8 July 2020 at 1pm

Small breweries often face scheduling challenges due to uncertain demand, inventory, production or staff scheduling, which can be compounded by offering multiple products.

Join this webinar and learn more about the optimisation and production scheduling techniques that can be used to solve these problems.

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22 July 2020
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Using System Dynamics to explore complex social problems
Hugo Herrera, Business Analyst in the NDA

22 July 2020 at 1pm

Social problems are messy and ambiguous in nature; they are more connected to other problems; more likely to react in unpredictable non-linear ways; and more likely to produce unintended consequences.

Exploring solutions to these problems is challenging but system dynamics has been successfully used in many cases to provide a systemic perspective.

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5 August 2020
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OR in Education (ORiE) Volunteer Training
Evelyn Hardy, Education Officer at The OR Society

5 August 2020 at 1pm

Want to volunteer? Don’t know where to start? Join this webinar to learn all the ins and outs of volunteering with ORiE.

You’ll learn first-hand from an interactive demonstration of an ORiE workshop and hear about all the volunteering resources and support we have to offer.

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19 August 2020
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Soft systems methodology introduction
Kees Van Haperen, Director/Owner, VH2 Ltd

19 August 2020 at 1pm

Want to volunteer? Don’t know where to start? Join this webinar to learn all the ins and outs of volunteering with ORiE.

You’ll learn first-hand from an interactive demonstration of an ORiE workshop and hear about all the volunteering resources and support we have to offer.

REGISTER HERE