eNews Daily Welcomes You to the 2009 INFORMS Annual Meeting!
We're glad you're attending. INFORMS is pleased to present Annual Meeting eNews Daily. Each morning of the meeting, attendees will receive a preview of the coming day's events and activities, as well as highlights from the previous day. Don't miss the feature articles, session change information, upcoming events, photos, and more. Don't be the last to know. Enjoy San Diego!
Registration Desk Hours
Registration is located in the Convention Center in the Hall H foyer. Hours are Saturday, 4-7pm, and Sunday-Wednesday, 7am-5pm. Because you have preregistered, you can simply pick up your badge and materials at the Advance Registration counter. You will need your badge for attendance at all meeting events.
As You Are Getting Ready...
San Diego Weather for Saturday, October 10th
Click here for the forecast.
Complete information on transportation to the Hilton San Diego Bayfront from area airports is provided here.
Address for mapping purposes:
Hilton San Diego Bayfront
1 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101
Print-Ready Program Online
Many registrants have selected to go green and not receive a printed program at the meeting. To print out the needed sections of the program before arriving in San Diego, go here. You will find PDF files for all four days of the meeting, the Master Track Schedule, maps, listings of special events and community business meetings, and more.
Search the Program - Build Your Itinerary
The database of 3,900 presentations is available here (click on Search the Program); search by key word, author, cluster, and session, and you can create your itinerary at the same time.
Speaking? Bring Your Laptop for LCD, Reserve Overhead in Advance
LCD (computer) projectors will be available in every technical session room. If you plan to use an LCD, you must bring your laptop (or share with another presenter) and AC power adaptor. Technical assistance will be available for any AV problems. Overhead projectors must be reserved in advance, no later than this Friday, October 9. Send your ame and day/time of your presentation to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free Internet Access In Exhibit Hall
Free wireless Internet and an email center will be located in the Exhibit Hall (Hall H, Convention Center). Name badges must be worn for admittance. Email access will be available Sunday, 12-5pm; Monday & Tuesday, 9am-5pm; Wednesday, 9am-3pm. Please note: there is no complimentary wireless available at the Hilton.
Badge Required for Technical Sessions
Your San Diego 2009 registration badge must be worn to all meeting events. All attendees, including speakers and session chairs, must register and pay the registration fee. Lost badges can be replaced at the Registration Desk ($5 fee).
New to INFORMS?
Complimentary 2010 Membership
All who register as a non-member for the Annual Meeting qualify for a complimentary 2010 INFORMS membership. Stop by the INFORMS booth in the Exhibit Hall to find out how you can make the most of your membership.
Join a Community
Whether you are a new or continuing member, take some time while in San Diego to sign up for the community (also know as subdivision) of your choice. There is no better way to maximize your membership. Stop by the registration desk or the INFORMS booth to find out how.
New Member Breakfast
If you registered as a non-member or if you are a first-year INFORMS member, you qualify to attend the new member breakfast on Sunday, October 11, 7-8am in Hilton Indigo G, 2nd floor. The breakfast is by invitation only. New members will receive a ticket with their registration materials on-site. Attend to learn about INFORMS and meet new colleagues.
Chapters Meet and Greet
It's a large meeting and a large society. Cut it down to size by attending the chapters meet and greet on Sunday, October 11, 7:30-9pm during the welcome reception in the Convention Center, Exhibit Hall H. Get there early - a limited number of free drink tickets will be available.
Friday, October 9
Teaching Effectiveness Colloquium, 7:30am-5pm, Hilton room 314
Combined Colloquia, 6pm - 8pm, Hilton room 306
Saturday, October 10
Future Academician Colloquium, 7:30am-4:30pm, Hilton Sapphire I, 4th floor
Future Practitioner Colloquium, 7:30am-4:30pm, Hilton Sapphire B, 4th floor
Teaching Effectiveness Colloquium, 7:30am-4:30pm, Hilton room 400
Colloquia Dinner, 6-8pm, Bondi's Restaurant Workshops
Saturday, October 10
Data Mining-System Informatics Workshop, 8am-5pm, Hilton Sapphire H & D, 4th floor
Vendor (Exhibitor) Workshops, 9am-5:30pm, Hilton rooms 300-310
Saturday, October 10
Conference on Information Systems & Technology, 8am-5:15pm, Hilton room 206 and Indigo B, 2nd floor
Saturday, October 10
Membership Meeting featuring new INFORMS website demonstration, 5-6pm, Hilton Sapphire A, 4th floor
Plenaries and Keynotes
Make time for thought-provoking talks on diverse subjects from invited speakers.
Sunday, October 11
Welcome and Omega Rho Distinguished Lecture, Hilton Sapphire I, 4th floor;
Welcome - Don N. Kleinmuntz, INFORMS President; and Soheila Jorjani, Annual Meeting General Chair
Omega Rho - Hau L. Lee, Stanford University, "Socially and Environmentally Responsible Supply Chains"
Charles R. Cantor, SEQUENOM, "There Is More Mathematics in the Future of Biotechnology," Hilton Sapphire I, 4th floor
Richard C. Larson, MIT, "Worldwide Reach into High School Math and Science Classes," Hilton Sapphire M, 4th floor
Monday, October 12
Richard O'Neill, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, "Investing in the Smart Grid," Hilton Sapphire I, 4th floor
Kathy Chou, Chris Fry, Bin Zhang, and Julie Ward (Edelman Reprise Presentation), "HP Transforms Product Portfolio Management with Operations Research," Hilton Sapphire I, 4th floor
Christopher S. Tang, UCLA, "Supply Chain Risk Management," Hilton Sapphire M, 4th floor
Tuesday, October 13
Irwin Mark Jacobs, QUALCOMM, "Informing the Globe with Wireless: Opportunities for Innovation and Impact," Hilton Sapphire I, 4th floor
Thomas L. Magnanti, MIT, "Globalization and the Residential University," Hilton Sapphire I, 4th floor
John D. Sterman, MIT, "A Banquet of Consequences: Adventures in Climate Policy Modeling," Hilton Sapphire M, 4th floor
Wednesday, October 14
Yossi Sheffi, MIT, "Global Supply Chain Management Education," Hilton Sapphire I, 4th floor
Great Social Events
Membership Meeting and Reception on Saturday
The INFORMS Board encourages members to bring your ideas, opinions, and suggestions to the membership meeting on Saturday, 5-6pm, Hilton Sapphire A, 4th floor.
New Member Breakfast on Sunday
New members should plan to attend the New Member Breakfast on Sunday morning, 7-8am, Hilton Indigo GH, 2nd floor. New members will receive a ticket for the breakfast with their registration materials.
IOL Launch Party
Come and see a demonstration of your new website. Slated to launch to the world in late November, the new IOL has been completely redesigned and re-architectured to serve both members and visitors better. Tell us what you think over refreshments and meet IOL Editor-in-Chief Mohan Sodhi on Sunday, 6-7pm, Hilton room 206, 2nd floor.
Chapter Meet and Greet
It's a big meeting - make it personal and come introduce yourself to the members of your local INFORMS chapter! Various geographical chapters will host a table during the Welcome Reception. You're invited to stop by, enjoy some refreshments, chat about chapter events, and meet new friends in your area. Be there Sunday, 7:30-9pm, Convention Center, Exhibit Hall H. Arrive early - a limited number of complimentary drink tickets will be available.
Welcome Reception on Sunday
The perfect venue to meet with colleagues, visit the exhibits, and enjoy some good food on Sunday, 7:30-9pm, Convention Center, Exhibit Hall H.
Awards Ceremony and Dessert Reception on Sunday
Celebrate the achievements of your colleagues on Sunday, 8:30-9:45pm, Convention Center room 28A-D, upper level.
Attend the Welcome Reception first and then take the escalator upstairs for the Awards Ceremony. Please note that the reception is part of the ceremony event and is open to the awardees, their friends and colleagues, and all those who attend the Awards Ceremony itself. We are sorry that we cannot accommodate guests to the reception who do not also attend the ceremony.
Minority Issues Forum Reception
Come meet old friends and make new ones while talking about minority issues and other intellectual issues and opportunities. Sunday, 8-9pm, Hilton Indigo C, 2nd floor.
General Reception on Tuesday Evening
SeaWorld San Diego will host this year's General Reception, with some of the major exhibits open to our attendees. The General Reception takes place on Tuesday, 7:30-9:30pm (buses begin departing from the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, Marriott San Diego Gaslamp Quarter and Hotel Solamar, and the Embassy Suites San Diego Bay Downtown at 6:30pm). Information on bus transportation and event details will be in your printed program and the Quick Reference brochure.
Doing Good with Good O.R. Student Paper Competition Results
Sunday, October 11, 1:30-3pm and 4:30-6pm
Attend the five finalist presentations during these two sessions. The winner will be announced during Sunday evening's Award Ceremony, 8:30-9:45pm, Convention Center, room 28, upper level.
Wagner Prize Presentations
Monday, October 12, Hilton Sapphire P
Attend these presentations of outstanding examples of excellence of operations research in practice:
11am-12:30 pm, Schneider National, IBM
1:30-3pm, Hub Group, Intel
4:30-6pm, General Electric, Petrobras
Free -- 2009 TutORials in Operations Research CD!
Pick up your copy of the 2009 TutORials in Operations Research CD at two locations: the Registration Desk and INFORMS Booth #41 in the Exhibit Hall. Find the coupon for the free CD enclosed in your registration envelope.
The 2009 CD includes nine of the tutorials that will be presented at the 2009 INFORMS Annual Meeting. Books and additional CDs will be available for sale at the INFORMS Booth.
Attendees must present the special 2009 TutORials CD coupon to receive their free CD.
Free -- 2009 Edelman DVD
Stop by INFORMS Booths #41-43 in Exhibit Hall H in the Convention Center to pick up your complimentary copy of the 2009 Edelman DVD. DVD features six great presentations of real-world, award-winning operations research projects, including 2009 winner Hewlett-Packard.
Engage with Online Tools at the Annual Meeting
Go to the Annual Meeting website during the meeting for commentary from your friends and colleagues. INFORMS has engaged a team of bloggers to get the discussion started. Agree or disagree with what they say? Be sure to add your own comments to the blogs. Our volunteer bloggers: Hari Balasubramanian, Liwen Chen, Mary Crissey, Jim Cochran, Fang Fang, Erica Klampfl, Maarten Oosten, Guillaume Roels, Matt Saltzman, Aurelie Thiele, Michael Trick, and Helio Yang.
All attendees are invited to let us know what you are seeing and doing at the Annual Meeting by tweeting about it. Be sure to add the hash tag "#informs09" to the beginning or end of your tweets to identify them as pertaining to the INFORMS Annual Meeting. Meetings staff will also use Twitter to communicate late-breaking changes to the program.
Join our LinkedIn Group devoted to the Annual Meeting. Ninety of your colleagues have done so already. Go here to see news, find jobs, and join the discussion.
Photos and Video
Please take photos and video at the Annual Meeting and email them to us at email@example.com for posting on the Annual Meeting website. Contributions will be judged for creativity and artistic merit. Contributors will be eligible to win one of two Flip Video Mino Series. To view the contest rules, including the type of photos and videos you may or may not shoot, visit here.
IOL Launch Party
Sunday, October 11, 6-7pm, Hilton room 206
Come and see a demonstration of your new website that has been completely redesigned and will roll out in late November. Tell us what you think over refreshments and meet IOL Editor-in-Chief Mohan Sodhi.
Be sure to stop by the Interactive Sessions on Monday and Tuesday, 12:30-1:30pm in the Exhibit Hall. A total of 80 posters and laptop demonstrations on diverse OR/MS topics will be on display. Authors will be on hand to describe their work during these times.
Congratulations to Our Members of 25+ Years!
If you have been an ORSA/TIMS/INFORMS member for 25 years or more, stop by the INFORMS Booth #41 in the Exhibit Hall to pick up a ribbon designating your 25+-year membership. We salute our long-time members!
INFORMS Booth Activities
Stop by the INFORMS Booth in the Exhibit Hall (#41-43) to receive valuable products and information:
Exhibit Hall hours:
- 50% off bookstore sale
- Talk to Jeff Camm, INFORMS Prize Chair, Monday, 10-11am
- Free sample journals giveaway
- Information on volunteering
- Free community newsletters
- Free 2009 Edelman DVD
- Membership information (what's changing in 2010)
Sunday, 12-5pm and 7:30-9pm
Monday and Tuesday, 9am-5pm
|INFORMS Booth/Bookstore Sale!|
Stop by the INFORMS Bookstore for savings on print and electronic products. The bookstore is located at the INFORMS Booth #43. Attendees will receive a 50% discount off select book titles while supplies last. Plus pick up your complimentary TutORials in OR CD and Edelman DVD, purchase recently published books, and sign up for the INFORMS PubsOnLine Suite (all 12 journals online) for just $99.