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 are for an hour and 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.

Recordings of the webinars will be available via our Youtube channel for 14 days after which you will be required to be a member to access the recordings. By joining The OR Society you will enjoy a range of benefits no matter what your career stage.  To find out more visit our membership page.

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 for one hour on every other Wednesday and will be hosted either via a web browser or you can download Zoom software when prompted.

Latest Episode

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


Members watch the previous webinar here

8 July 2020

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.


22 July 2020

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.


5 August 2020

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.


19 August 2020

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

19 August 2020 at 1pm

Overview - Improve your understanding of soft systems methodology (SSM) and gain a new appreciation for the seven-stage model and rules of SSM.

This introductory level webinar will teach you all you need to know about the systems thinking principles that underpin SSM and ensure you have a solid grounding should you wish to explore this fascinating topic further.


If you missed out, don’t worry! You can now access the full webinar recording on our YouTube channel for 14 days.  

Members Click here to see all previous recordings