Member Benefits

The Power of an INFORMS Membership 

Why do the most successful business innovators, academic thought leaders, and students join the world’s largest association of operations research, analytics, and data science professionals? With 25 years of success for our members, INFORMS can tell you why joining a professional association impacts your life. We know how an association empowers members with continuous learning, career growth, meaningful volunteering, and life-changing networking opportunities at globally recognized conferences. The top benefits of joining a professional association like INFORMS is the power to amplify your voice, your business, and your research. We are experts at helping our members stay focused on their professional development, and at elevating their influence with on-going public relations and advocacy.

What INFORMS Delivers

Regular

Student

Retired

Premium Research and Professional Networks

$160

$39

$39

Complimentary Online Journal Subscriptions 2 1 0
Complimentary Community Membership (Society, Section, Chapter, or Forum) 1* 1 0
Included with every membership
Conference Discounts
included in Regular Membership
included in Student membership
included in Retired membership
Access to INFORMS Connect
included in Regular Membership
included in Student membership
included in Retired membership
CAP/aCAP Discount
included in Regular Membership
included in Student membership
included in Retired membership
Access to ORMS Today
included in Regular Membership
included in Student membership
included in Retired membership
Access to Analytics Magazine
included in Regular Membership
included in Student membership
included in Retired membership
Continuing Education Discounts
included in Regular Membership
included in Student membership
included in Retired membership
Access to Educational Materials
included in Regular Membership
included in Student membership
included in Retired membership
Access to Career Center
included in Regular Membership
included in Student membership
included in Retired membership
Mentor Match
included in Regular Membership
included in Student membership
included in Retired membership
Volunteer Opportunities
included in Regular Membership
included in Student membership
included in Retired membership

*Regular members only receive a free community membership for their first year.

All INFORMS memberships are for 12 months.

Special Rates for those in Developing Countries can be found here.

JOIN INFORMS

INFORMS delivers the value of networking across industries and research communities that has a lifelong impact. We are home to the management sciences, analytics, and data science related fields within engineering, information science, marketing science, decision making, quantitative methods, public health, and business intelligence. We are the home to the Certified Analytics Professional (CAP) certification, 16 peer-reviewed journals, and award-winning magazines. We are the home for authors and leading academics from around the world. Gain the benefits of an INFORMS membership!

Academic Members

Learn and share ideas with leading academics


Build your network of fellow researchers 


Highlight your research and thought leadership


INFORMS media placements provide members with effective advocacy and support

Industry Members

Opportunity to learn and build awareness for business solutions


Connecting with up-and-coming top talent


Reach decision makers


Continuous learning, professional development, and certification opportunities

Student Members

Get to know the OR/MS, analytics, and data science community 


Find out how to kickstart your career 


Build your research network

Retired Members

Find volunteer opportunities and help build the next generation of OR/MS, analytics, and data science professionals


Stay connected to the community and up-to-date on the latest news and research

 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
JOIN INFORMS

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

Journals

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!

Magazines

 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.

Communities

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

 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!

Mentoring

 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.