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We’re delighted that you chose to join the world’s leading association for operations research and analytics! INFORMS is the professional home of nearly 12,000 researchers, industry practitioners, and students who find great value in the connections and opportunities that our community provides. Now that you’re a part of our community, we want to ensure you find that value, too.

Read more below to learn how to use your membership to meet your professional goals and why membership is the best investment you can make in your future success.

New Members

Define Your Goals

Think about what needs, challenges, or goals brought you to INFORMS. When you chose to join, what did you hope you would get out of the experience?

To help you think through your own goals and priorities, download our goal-setting worksheet. It’s a good starting point. From there, you can seek out the resources and opportunities at INFORMS that help you take the next step toward your highest-priority goals.

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New Member Webinar and Q&A

We offer 30-minute new member orientation webinars on the second Thursday of each month. There are three different versions of the webinar, geared toward students, academics, and industry professionals. You may register for any of them.

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The INFORMS customer service team is available Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm ET.

Call 443-757-3500 or email [email protected].