SAS at the 2016 INFORMS Annual Meeting


The 2016 INFORMS Annual Meeting will be held at the Music City Center and Omni Nashville Hotel in downtown Nashville, TN on November 13-16, with pre-conference events starting on Saturday, November 12. SAS will be a major participant in this conference. Over two dozen people from SAS will attend, with many making presentations. SAS/OR, the SAS Global Academic Program, and JMP will again have adjacent exhibit space at the conference--look for us in booths 1-3. Each group will present a pre-conference Technology Workshop and a Software Tutorial.

[Location Abbreviations: MCC=Music City Center; OHN=Omni Hotel Nashville]

Technology Workshops on Saturday, November 12:

  • SAS Global Academic Program: "SAS University Edition," 9:00-11:30am, MCC 201A
  • JMP: "JMP 13 Pro," 12:00-2:30pm, MCC 202A
  • SAS/OR: "Building and Solving Business Problems with SAS Analytics and OPTMODEL," 3:00-5:30pm, MCC 201A

Software Tutorials on Tuesday, November 15 (individual presentation time indicated):

Other SAS-related talks (session time indicated):

Sunday, November 13:

Monday, November 14:

Tuesday, November 15:

Wednesday, November 16:

If you will be in Nashville for the conference, we'd love to see you at our workshops, in the exhibit hall, and at our tutorials. Please consider adding some of these great SAS-related talks to your itinerary!


About Author

Ed Hughes

Principal Product Manager

Ed Hughes is the Product Manager for SAS/OR, which includes software for optimization, simulation, scheduling, and other operations research analytic methods. He works closely with SAS/OR R&D to guide software development and also works regularly with our customers and salespeople to determine how SAS and SAS/OR can best address their needs. Ed has worked for SAS Institute and has been involved with SAS/OR since 1986. He has an M.S. in Operations Research from UNC-Chapel Hill and a B.A. in Mathematics from Franklin & Marshall College. In his spare time, Ed enjoys announcing sports at Leesville Road High School in Raleigh, NC and playing goalie for the Chiefs, an ice hockey team in Wake Forest, NC.

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