87th Symposium

17-20 June 2019
U.S. Air Force Academy
2304 Cadet Dr. 
U.S. Air Force Academy, CO 80840

This year's theme, “Advancing Analytics to Support National Security,” emphasizes the Society’s goal of leading the national security analysis community in the development of cutting-edge tools, techniques, and best practices. The 87th Symposium will include hundreds of presentations
across 7 Composite Groups, 34 Working Groups, and numerous Distributed Working Groups, Focus Sessions, Special Sessions, Demonstrations, Tutorials, and Continuing Education Unit Courses over the four-day program.  Sessions will be conducted at the classified and unclassified level.
New Working Group: Data Science and Analytics, being led by Mr. Ian Kloo of the U.S. Military Academy.  This working group will pave the way in this very active field of research and applications.  

View welcome letter from MORS President, Ms. Sheilah Simberg

Abstract Submission, CEU Courses and Tutorials

Abstract Submission
Abstracts are now being accepted through 1 March 2019.  Instructions for submitting an abstract are summarized below:

  • Abstracts may be submitted to Working Groups or Composite Groups.  The Symposium Group Prospectus is available below
  • Abstracts may be submitted to no more than two groups
  • Abstracts should be submitted through the MORS “Presenter Center” site located at www.mors.org/Events/Presenter-Center (*The abstract submittal system works best when used with Chrome or Mozilla Firefox)
  • The abstract disclosure process is included during abstract submission.  The abstract text must be unclassified and “Approved for Public Release; Distribution Unlimited.”
  • Notification of acceptance or rejection of abstracts will occur by 2 April 2019  

CEU Courses and Tutorials
MORS will continue to host several tutorials and CEU courses during the Symposium.  These tutorials and courses provide a unique and beneficial method of sharing and providing information in a more engaging way. We invite you to submit a proposal to run a tutorial or CEU course during this year’s Symposium.  The submission must include the following information:

Length of the tutorial/course 

  • Tutorials can run from 1 hour to 8 hours and CEU courses are 10 hours (8 hours of the first day and 2 hours the second day)
  • Level of the tutorial/course (i.e. introduction, advanced, etc.)
  • Description/Outline



Please note:  If you are having trouble with submitting an abstract on a government computer, please try using an alternate browser or a non-government computer. The abstract submittal system works best when used with Chrome or Mozilla Firefox


Symposium Fees

Payment Options Instructions

The "Invoice Me" option can only be used for the registration fee.
This option won't appear if you have social tickets, CEU courses or tutorials in your cart.
If you need assistance registering please contact Ms. Tina Yan at tina.yan@mors.org.

Symposium Deadlines/Contact Information

1 March - Deadline for Abstract submissions, CEU course ideas and Tutorial topics

15 March - Co-Chair Review Deadline

29 March - Chair Review Deadline

2 April - Selected Presenters Notified

9 April - Chair Scheduling Deadline

15 April - Presenters Notified of Schedule

1 May - Deadline for Clearance & Visit Requests: Foreign Nationals

15 May - Regular Registration Ends

7 June - Deadline for Disclosure Forms

7 June - Deadline for Clearance & Visit Requests: U.S Citizens

7 June - Presentation Upload Deadline (Classified & Unclassified)

10 June - Deadline to Pay Invoiced Registrations

Planning Committee and Staff Contacts
View full contact list for 87th Symposium Planning Committee and Staff members.


Room Blocks
All rooms include complimentary wi-fi and are at the Colorado Springs per diem rate of $134 (not including any applicable taxes) EXCEPT the Best Western which is offering a rate of $106.

Best Western Plus Peak Vista Inn and Suites
Cut off Date: 5/17/2019

Colorado Springs Marriott
Cut off Date: 5/17/2019

Drury Inn and Suites
Cut off Date: 5/15/2019

Embassy Suites Colorado Springs
Cut off Date: 5/17/2019

Hampton Inn Colorado Springs Central
Cut off Date: 5/22/2019

Hilton Garden Inn
Cut off Date: 5/18/2019

Homewood Suites
Cut off Date: 5/18/2019

The Academy Hotel
Cut off Date: 5/16/2019

Bus Information
Coming soon!  MORS will provide buses from the contracted hotels to USAFA.