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Operational Research Society 2017 Annual Conference
From Tuesday, September 12, 2017
To Thursday, September 14, 2017
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OR59 is the UK’s biggest conference of O.R. and analytics professionals, academics and practitioners.

The three-day conference will be packed with 32 themed stream sessions and workshops, plus some 300 presentations, aimed at sharing knowledge, sparking new ideas, and making new connections. 

At OR59 you can:

- Listen to speakers from all parts of the O.R. community presenting the latest developments across a variety of specific topics such as big data, simulation, problem structuring, forecasting, strategy, airport operations management, design thinking, and sustainable supply chain to name a very few.

- Develop your technical skills with tutorials on subjects like model validation and causal mapping.

- Explore the National Space Centre and its exhibits with our exclusive access for the evening of our conference drinks reception and gala dinner.

- Attend PLENARY talks from: 
  Dr Bill Gerrard, Professor of Business &  Sports Analytics, Leeds University Business School
  Mr Simon Weldon, Director of NHS England Operations and Delivery
  Ms Sarah Gates, Policy & Governance Advisor, UK Government Digital Service

- Discuss your own challenges with experts like John Hopes of Ernst & Young Global Ltd, who will use his 30 years of selling professional services to lead a workshop on Selling and Marketing O.R.

- Meet the editors of JORS, EJOR, IJPE, MCDA, IMPACT, JoS and EJIS in a formal session for advice on publication.

- Participate in the return of 'Grand Challenges' which works with local organisations to explore how O.R. could help them, concluding with a plan of action. This has run in the last two years and in each case has resulted in a number of follow-on engagements. This year’s panel are Dr Kierann Shah, General Manager, National Space   Academy, Mr Peter Keen CBE, Director of Sport Advancement, Loughborough University and Ms Ruth Kaufman, President of The OR Society. 

- Listen as four contestants vie for the OR Society’s most prestigious award – THE PRESIDENT’S MEDAL!

- Enjoy a spirited debate on ‘Data Belongs to the Human Race’, with Dr Armelle Cressent, EHESS Paris and Prof  Jacqui Taylor, FlyingBInary Ltd.

- Join Panel members Dr Stephen Lorrimer, Prof Alberto Franco, Dr Gilberto Montibeller and Dr Valentina Ferretti on OR Learning and Development, a session for Practitioners and Academics alike. 

Location Loughborough University

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