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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

Choose the statements below to see how INFORMS membership can help you accomplish more.

10 Things To Do In Your First 10 Days

  1. Complete your profile.
  2. Introduce yourself in the Welcome New Member thread on INFORMS Connect.
  3. Sign up for the next new member webinar.
  4. Access your subscriptions and set your new article alerts.
  5. Manage your email preferences and customize your privacy settings.
  6. Plan to attend an upcoming event.
  7. Review your member benefits.
  8. Get connected to your communities.
  9. Follow INFORMS on your favorite social media platform. (Add icons that link to all channels.)
  10. Ask a question in the Open Forum.

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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