Member Benefits

INFORMS membership will enhance your career as an analytics professional or operations researcher. Discover opportunities to network with colleagues, access the latest research in the field, attend major conferences, sit for analytics certification exam and continuing education courses, and take advantage of INFORMS Career Center.



INFORMS offers a broad umbrella of services and resources to individuals interested in applying scientific methods to improve operations, analytical decision making, and management. We have become the largest nonprofit organization in the world for professionals in operations research, the management sciences, analytics, and related fields within engineering, information science, decision making, quantitative methods, and business intelligence.

All INFORMS memberships are for 12 months. Dues rates are:

Regular: $160       Student/Retired: $39       Developing Countries       Resources for Organizations

Some of the benefits of INFORMS membership

Meetings & Conferences

 Reduced rates for national and international meetings
Network, present research, and discover cutting-edge methods and OR/MS and analytics applications at national, international, regional, and topical conferences, specialized workshops, and related events throughout the year


Discounts of up to 60% on must-have publications
Select from leading journals in the industry for a fraction of the price nonmembers pay. Choose to receive your subscription online or print+online. Regular members receive two online dues journals FREE with membership. Student members receive one online dues journal FREE with membership!


 Information on exciting new developments in your field
The membership magazine, OR/MS Today, reports on new directions in the  profession, fascinating case studies, interesting people, and new tools to expand your capabilities. 

The industry magazine, Analytics, provides a window into this burgeoning field that uses math, operations research, and statistics to drive better business decisions.


Opportunities to network with your professional peers
Connect with people who share your interests. You can belong to any of the special-interest sections and societies, geographical chapters, and student chapters at a highly discounted rate. Students select one section or society for free. INFORMS Communities help you stay current, share experiences, and broaden your work-related and personal horizons.


 INFORMS Connect, the new member-only, online community
Provides INFORMS members with an environment to connect, engage, and share critical information and best practices in real time. The Open Forum gives members a place to engage in discussions, solve problems, and share documents. INFORMS Connect is an important member-only benefit for you.

Educational & Teaching Materials

 Educational materials to enrich OR/MS curricula
Resources such as DVDs, streaming video, online forums, podcasts, tutorials and educational workshops give instructors the tools to build effective OR/MS and analytics educational programs and students and practitioners access to behind-the-scenes information.

Professional Recognition

Recognize Excellence Through Awards and Prizes
INFORMS awards program identifies and rewards meritorious achievement in all aspects of the OR/MS field. INFORMS has a long history of bestowing prizes and awards for outstanding achievement by academic members, practice members, and students. INFORMS communities also offer their own awards program based on achievement in more narrowly focused areas.

Professional Development

 Continuing education courses
INFORMS professional development programs promote lifelong learning and career growth for O.R. and Analytics professionals. Attend INFORMS high-level continuing education courses on leading analytics topics. Reduced prices for members. 

Career Resources

 First word of new job openings and internships
The INFORMS Career Center is a convenient, Web-based service that links employers with qualified applicants in the OR/MS and analytics field. It's FREE for all members! OR/MS Today and Analytics Magazines' employment classified advertisements are convenient print and Web-based services that provide members with the largest source of job listings in the industry!


 Get help navigating your career
Mentor Match lets INFORMS members enroll online to become a mentor or find one. Use the online directory to meet your professional match and begin working on goals together.

Volunteer Opportunities

 Leadership roles to build your professional profile
Scholarly papers, presentations, volunteer activities, and INFORMS awards let you contribute your expertise and enjoy recognition within your professional community.

 Become a Member

INFORMS is a vibrant community of Operations Research and Analytics professionals. Our members are solving problems, finding solutions, and making a difference in how the world works. Join INFORMS to:

Learn new methods and approaches
Explore solutions and find best practices
Advance your career
Connect with your peers