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.
All About INFORMS Communities
Members join Communities to:
- Access specialized knowledge through Community newsletters, Listservs, discussion boards, and meetings
- Learn about specific tools of the trade
- Access sometimes hidden research opportunities
- Receive discounts on registration rates for special interest conferences
- Help shape INFORMS Annual and Regional Meetings through Community-sponsored and -presented tracks of learning
- Receive discounts on selected journals
- Compete for specialized prizes
- Access sometimes hidden job opportunities
- Volunteer for leadership opportunities
- Make a positive contribution to the most salient part of the profession
INFORMS Communities make it happen
Community members are the grassroots of our organization. Volunteers at the community level often become leaders of INFORMS — the people who will shape our national policy, carry out new initiatives, and set goals for the future.
Your energy, talents, and knowledge are the key to our success.
INFORMS Community Prizes & Awards
View all the Prizes, Awards, and Scholarships sponsored by the INFORMS Societies, Sections, Chapters, and Fora.
Prizes & Awards by Community
INFORMS Communities recognize meritorious achievement in all areas of OR/MS. Access recent and historical information about all Community awards including award purpose, recent winners, eligibility, application deadlines, and more.
Community Meetings & Conferences
Many INFORMS Communities, including societies and sections, hold their own meetings and conferences that feature the ability to focus on specialized technical areas or methodologies to keep you on the cutting edge.
Participate in Community Meetings
Access the full list of upcoming and past INFORMS Sections, Societies, and Chapter meetings. Be a part of these meetings by presenting, attending, or organizing.
Upcoming Community Events
2017 INFORMS Marketing Science Conference
INFORMS Advances in Decision Analysis 2017
2017 INFORMS Revenue Management & Pricing Conference
Community Resource Center
The Resource Center contains information to help subdivision officers, councils, and committees with their leadership responsibilities and effective communication. You can find important information about how to join or form a subdivision and learn about all the benefits of membership.