You still have time to submit your abstract!

There's a new submission window (June 15-Aug. 15) for oral presentation abstracts (no papers) for the IISE Annual Conference & Expo 2020.

Register by Sept. 13 and save for the Annual Conference 2020!

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Welcome to the largest industrial and systems engineering event of the year!

The Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) is excited to invite you to New Orleans for an educational feast fit for the profession’s finest. At the IISE Annual Conference & Expo, you’re joining leaders in the field, up-and-comers and students to network, gather new ideas and learn about innovative tools and techniques. Prepare to make connections that will aid your career and build friendships that last a lifetime.

Big ideas in the Big Easy!

A new abstract submission window is now open (due Aug. 15; only abstracts, no papers). The 1 pg. abstract should be prepared as per the conference guidelines and should not be updated versions of abstracts that have been accepted already. These will be peer reviewed, and accepted ones will be included in the conference program, subject to availability of presentation slots, in the order in which they are received.

Submit your abstract here!

Annual Conference Program Updates for Fall Underway

April 20, 2020

To All Those Planning to Attend the 2020 IISE Annual Conference:

With the health and welfare of our members and Conference attendees as our top priority during the COVID-19 pandemic, we rescheduled the Annual Conference & Expo to Oct. 31 - Nov. 3, 2020, in New Orleans at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. Please view the revised schedule and new registrationdates. The early-bird discount deadline is now set for Sept. 13.

The team of staff and volunteers who develop the Conference are hard at work planning for the rescheduled event. Stay tuned to this Annual Conference site for current program information and updates.

We encourage you to prepare for the Conference and to attend this spectacular event! This will be an opportunity to celebrate the premier industrial and systems engineering event in a special place. IISE and New Orleans need your support. Let’s make this Conference one of the biggest ever!

We understand that no one can say with absolute certainty what the future holds in terms of COVID-19. If it becomes necessary for us to change the schedule or format again, we will be liberal and fair in determining refunds or credits. We will do everything we reasonably can if this adverse environment continues. Your health and our relationship with you are what is most important to us.

Please rest assured that IISE and its leaders are staying informed of this rapidly changing situation. We are here to support you during these trying times and hope that you will remain an active participant in our organization. Our Mission Statement is that we serve those who solve the critical and complex problems of the world. This is certainly one of those problems and together, we can get through this while helping others around the globe. 

Thank you for your patience during this difficult time.  

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Volunteering Opportunity

Looking for a way to give back to the city before the conference starts?

What: Join the IISE Sustainable Development Division (SDD) and use your ISE, lean, quality and process improvement skills to support local nonprofits.  

As we typically do each year at these events, we will gather as a group (or groups) following the work to debrief as a team. During this debrief we typically put on our consulting hats and develop a list of recommendations for improvement for the nonprofit.

Who: IISE conference attendees and guests.

Why: Use your ISE skills for a good cause while networking with fellow conference attendees.

Where: Hyatt Regency New Orleans

When: Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, depart from conference hotel by bus at 8 a.m., with a 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. volunteer shift, and optional lunch after.

Sign up by October 15

Clothing: To be determined, but expect to do some manual labor, so wear comfortable clothes that might get dirty or sweaty.

We will provide you with a waiver form that must be fully completed by each member of your group. We will have blank copies of the waiver available on site.

Any questions? Please contact the IISE Sustainable Development Division (SDD) .