Schedule-at-a-Glance*

Thank you for your interest in attending the IISE Annual Conference and Expo virtual event. You can be sure you will connect with and learn from others during the conference's educational sessions and networking events. We look forward to your participation in the main event for the industrial engineering profession.

#IISEAnnual2021 Conference Program**

All times listed are for U.S. Eastern Time.

Wednesday, May 19 through Saturday, May 22
Check program for times Pre-Conference Workshopsadditional fee required
 
Sunday, May 23
8 8:30 a.m.

Daily Meet Up

Grab your favorite beverage and join some friends for informal networking to kick off or wind down your day.

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.

Virtual Exhibit Hall Open

Visit and explore Exhibitors.

9 – 10:20 a.m. Concurrent Sessions & Town Hall Meetings
10:15 – 10:30 a.m.

Join the Conversation Session

Join your peers for small group conversations to discussion morning sessions, partner solutions, or simply meet someone new. 

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Keynote Presentation

Andres Medaglia, professor of industrial engineering, Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá

 11:40 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Concurrent Sessions & Town Hall Meetings
 12:45 – 1:15 p.m.

Join the Conversation Session

Join your peers for small group conversations to discussion morning sessions, partner solutions, or simply meet someone new.

1 – 2 p.m.

Virtual Exhibit Hall Open

Visit and explore Exhibitors.

2 – 3:20 p.m. Concurrent Sessions & Town Hall Meetings 
3:15 – 3:45 p.m.

Continuing the Conversation Session

Join your peers for small group conversations to discussion morning sessions, partner solutions, or simply meet someone new.

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Virtual Exhibit Hall Open

Visit and explore Exhibitors.

3:30 – 4:50 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions & Town Hall Meetings

4:45 – 5:15 p.m.

Continuing the Conversation Session

Join your peers for small group conversations to discussion morning sessions, partner solutions, or simply meet someone new.

5:00 – 6:20 p.m.  Concurrent Sessions & Town Hall Meetings
6:15 – 6:45 p.m.

Continuing the Conversation Session

Join your peers for small group conversations to discussion morning sessions, partner solutions, or simply meet someone new.

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Virtual Welcome Reception

Monday, May 24
7:30 – 8 a.m.

Daily Meet Up

Grab your favorite beverage and join some friends for informal networking to kick off or wind down your day.

8 – 8:30 a.m.

Virtual Exhibit Hall Open

Visit and explore Exhibitors and Ergo Cup® Teams.

8:30 – 9:50 a.m. Concurrent Sessions & Town Hall Meetings
9:45 – 10 a.m.

Join the Conversation Session

Join your peers for small group conversations to discussion morning sessions, partner solutions, or simply meet someone new.

10 – 11 a.m.

Keynote Presentation

Nadine Sarter, professor of cognitive ergonomics and organizational safety, University of Michigan

11:10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions & Town Hall Meetings

12:15  – 12:45 p.m.

Join the Conversation Session

Join your peers for small group conversations to discussion morning sessions, partner solutions, or simply meet someone new.

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Virtual Exhibit Hall Open

Visit and explore Exhibitors.

1:30 – 2:50 p.m.  Concurrent Sessions & Town Hall Meetings
2:45 – 3:15 p.m.

Continuing the Conversation Session

Join your peers for small group conversations to discussion morning sessions, partner solutions, or simply meet someone new.

3 – 3:40 p.m.

Captains of Industry Forum

Tim Cook, CEO, Apple
Annie Dorsey, IISE student chapter president, Auburn University
Alice E. Smith, the Joe W. Forehand/Accenture Distinguished Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering and Joint Appointment Professor of Computer Science and Software Engineering, Auburn University

3:45 – 4:45 p.m.

Virtual Exhibit Hall Open

Visit and explore Exhibitors.

3:40 – 5:00 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions & Town Hall Meetings

4:45 – 5:15 p.m.

Continuing the Conversation Session

Join your peers for small group conversations to discussion morning sessions, partner solutions, or simply meet someone new.

5:10 – 6:30 p.m.  Concurrent Sessions & Town Hall Meetings
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Honors & Awards Ceremony
7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Virtual Dessert Reception
 
Tuesday, May 25
8 8:30 a.m.

Daily Meet Up

Grab your favorite beverage and join some friends for informal networking to kick off or wind down your day.

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.

Virtual Exhibit Hall Open

Visit and explore Exhibitors.

9 – 10:20 a.m. Concurrent Sessions & Town Hall Meetings
10:15 – 10:30 a.m.

Join the Conversation Session

Join your peers for small group conversations to discussion morning sessions, partner solutions, or simply meet someone new. 

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Keynote Presentation

Walt Ehmer, president and CEO, Waffle House Inc.

 11:40 a.m. – 1 p.m. Concurrent Sessions & Town Hall Meetings
 12:45 – 1:15 p.m.

Join the Conversation Session

Join your peers for small group conversations to discussion morning sessions, partner solutions, or simply meet someone new.

1 – 2 p.m.

Virtual Exhibit Hall Open

Visit and explore Exhibitors.

2 – 3:20 p.m. Concurrent Sessions & Town Hall Meetings 
3:15 – 3:45 p.m.

Continuing the Conversation Session

Join your peers for small group conversations to discussion morning sessions, partner solutions, or simply meet someone new.

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Virtual Exhibit Hall Open

Visit and explore Exhibitors.

3:30 – 4:50 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions & Town Hall Meetings

4:45 – 5:15 p.m.

Continuing the Conversation Session

Join your peers for small group conversations to discussion morning sessions, partner solutions, or simply meet someone new.

5:00 – 6:20 p.m. Concurrent Sessions & Town Hall Meetings
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Continue the Conversation & Closing Networking Reception

*Schedule subject to change.

**Conference program is subject to change.

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