Nominations for the 2010 INFORMS Combined Colloquia are due July 15. The Combined Colloquia are held before the start of the INFORMS Annual Meeting and include the Teaching Effectiveness Colloquium, Future Academician Colloquium and Future Practitioner Colloquium. Additional information can be found here.
I attended the Future Practitioner Colloquium at the 2005 Annual Meeting in San Francisco (originally New Orleans). It was a great opportunity to meet other future practitioners as well as get “been there, done that” advice from actual practitioners of Operation Research. For those OR students planning non-academic careers, you cannot get enough exposure to the way Operations Research is used in the “real world”.
Have you attended a past INFORMS Combined Colloquia and if so, what do you feel you learned from it? Would you recommend it to current OR students? And for those who may be planning to attend this year’s Combined Colloquia, what do you hope to get out of it?