INFORMS NEWS: INFORMS Combined Colloquia 2013

INFORMS’ educational committees provides students and faculty with a special set of programs geared to improving skills and planning future careers.

The 2013 INFORMS Combined Colloquia will be held on Oct. 4-5, the Friday and Saturday preceding the INFORMS Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, Minn. The Combined Colloquia will feature the:

  • Teaching Effectiveness Colloquium (TEC)
  • Future Academician Colloquium (FAC)
  • Future Practitioner Colloquium (FPC)

All three colloquia are sponsored by INFORMS, INFORM-ED, the INFORMS Student Affairs Committee and Omega Rho and are designed to provide attendees with technical material, career experiences from senior and junior OR/MS professionals and a networking environment.

The 2013 Teaching Effectiveness Colloquium will address several aspects of incorporating and assessing effective teaching techniques in any undergraduate and graduate curriculum.

The 2013 Future Academician Colloquium is organized for current doctoral students planning their next steps on the road to becoming university faculty.

The 2013 Future Practitioners Colloquium has been organized for current doctoral student planning careers in industry, government and consulting. Applications will also be accepted for new practitioners (those within three years of starting their first practice job).

The colloquia will begin at 6 p.m. on Oct. 4, with a welcome dinner for all participants, and will continue Oct. 5 all day with several sessions.
The deadline for all nomination packages is July 30. Information about nomination requirements, registration and fees is available at

Matthew Drake ( chairs the Combined Colloquia Committee, joined by Patrick Noonan, Maga Khachatryan and Andrew Johnson.