Bridging Data & Decision Making

Join the INFORMS Optimization Society for our biennial conference in March 2020 in Greenville, SC. The 2020 theme of the conference is Bridging Data and Decision Making. The Greenville, SC area is widely regarded as one of the top downtown areas in the country, and promises a wealth of entertainment options in a comfortable, safe, and beautiful locale.

March 15 – 17, 2020


Organizing Committee

IOS Conference Best Paper Prize

For the first time in the history of INFORMS Optimization Society Conference, we plan to have a refereed abstracts track, plus a best paper award to be given to the submission in this category.  We hope that this change, and others, will help make the IOS conference an attractive venue for cutting-edge research. Please check back for more details.


Greenville, SC

In Greenville’s early history, it was known as the Textile Capital of the World, welcoming industry and leaders alike. Today, the city has emerged as both a destination for travel and a place to live. Spend your evenings wandering tree-lined lanes, making friends with the local ducks along the river, or let the sounds of street musicians soothe and energize you. Greenville is continually featured on top lists for its renowned restaurants, breweries, and vistas. Pack a picnic and discover Upstate, South Carolina!


Events in Downtown Greenville

  • St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Irish Festival – March 15, 2020
  • Piedmont Natural Gas Downtown Alive – March 19, 2020
  • Greenville Heritage Main Street Fridays – March 20, 2020


The Westin Poinsett dates back to 1925 and is listed as part of the Historic Hotels of America.


There are several hotels and inns within a short walking distance to the conference venue.


Greenville has a wide selection of diverse cuisine to suit any palate – from Afghan to Jamaican.

The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) is the largest society in the world for professionals in the field of Operations Research (OR), Management Science, and Analytics.


INFORMS 5521 Research ParkDrive,
Suite 200 Catonsville, MD 21228

Phone: 800-446-3676
Email: informs@informs.org
Web: informs.org