Special Meetings

MORS Special Meetings are convened  to investigate critical national security topics and are concentrated, topic-specific opportunities to influence the course of research.

Beginning with a first day Tutorial, and followed by three days of working group sessions, Special Meetings are built around participant input, with the goal of producing outbriefs and a synthesized report that kickstarts the analytic process surround the meeting’s topic, explores methodology and lays the foundation to solve a problem. As a participant, you have a unique, high-level opportunity to explore the leading edge with your peers and influence the course of research

Play a Role, Volunteer Your Support: Your participation in advance of and during special meetings helps to ensure their success. 

Important Links:
Reviewing Previous Meetings.
Special Meeting Summaries
Meeting Reports & Outbriefs (Members Only)


Three tutorials have been developed for the Special Meeting Chair:

The first is Considerations for being a Special Meeting Chair.  For those that have been asked to be a Special Meeting Chair for a MORS Meeting and don’t know if you should accept, this tutorial was designed to provide a high-level overview of the responsibilities of the Special Chair and their planning committee to help answer that question.

The second is a brief overview for the Special Meeting Chair.  For those that have been asked to be a Special Meeting Chair for a MORS Meeting and have accepted, this tutorial was designed to provide highlights of what you need to run a successful Special Meeting. 

A third, more detailed special meeting tutorial has been developed to help the planning committee with planning, developing, and executing their special meeting.  It is recommended to view the tutorial in order, but each module is available for specific questions.



18-19 June 2018 - MORS Executive Seminar

18-21 June 2018- 86th MORS Symposium

22-25 October 2018- Analytic Support to Cyber Operations

4-5 December 2018- Emerging Techniques Forum

January/ February 2019- Artificial Intelligence and Autonomy

 April 2019- Analysis of Urban Warfare

MORS Training Bulletin