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Thank you for joining us for the 2013 Education and Professional Development Colliquium! We look forward to seeing you next year. 

To view the PowerPoint presentations, please click the links below. Please check back often for more presentations.

Mantis: Lynda Liptak, MORS EPD Chair

A Deployed Analyst in the Vietnam War:
Mr. E.B. Vandiver III - Director Emeritus, Center for Army Analysis

A Forum for Professional Growth and Advancement

17-18 April 2013 at the U.S Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD 
Maintaining the OR in our W'OR'kers

Registration is FREE for faculty, students and all other participants.

For over a decade the MORS Education and Professional Development (EPD) Colloquium has brought together students, academics and professionals from the OR community to meet, share and learn about current trends in OR education and professional development, as well as new research to emerge from OR programs at  the academies, universities and colleges.

The Colloquium helps prepare the next generation of national security analysts for the challenges of the profession, an important  responsibility which depends on the guidance of experienced analysts. Whether you are a student, faculty  or seasoned OR professional, register to attend and participate in the continued growth of the profession.

Find out more: Space at the 2013 EPD Colloquium is limited. Be sure to inquire and register early. For more information call MORS at 703-933-9070 or contact the EPD Committee Chair, Lynda Liptak, lliptak@ara.com

EPD Flyer
Please click here to view or download the EPD flyer.

Please click here to view the agenda.

Hear from these  informative speakers

Keynote Speakers: 
Rear Admiral James G. Foggo, III | Director, Assessment Division (OPNAVN81)

George Kuhn |Senior Research Fellow, LMI

Col. Douglas Matty | USARMY JS J8

Presentation Disclosure Forms

Form 712-A Classified Disclosure
Form 712-B Classified Disclosure REL-ACGU-STOCK

  Conference Hotel
MORS has reserved a block of rooms at the Loews Annapolis Hotel. The single room rate is $101 and double rate $129. Click here for information and to make a reservation. You can also call (410) 263-7777 or (800) 526-2593. Be sure to identify yourself as part of MORS when you do.

The following hotels also accept per-deim rates for the Colloquium
For shuttle service to and from either of these, please notify MORS of your plans and service will be arranged.

Westin Annapolis
(1-3 minutes away)
100 Westgate Circle
Annapolis, MD

Historic Inns of Annapolis
(8-10 minutes away)
58 State Circle
Annapolis, MD

Connect with past EPD Colloquia 


Two days of opportunities 
for learning and growth.

Richard E. Rosenthal Student 
 – A Quick Turn Analytical Problem Competition in which intercollegiate teams compete by analyzing complex National Security issues. The Richard Rosenthal Analytical Competition will assign a mix of students, from Operations Research (OR) and related studies, to approximately 5 teams.  Those teams are expected to analyze real-world problems and report back on how they will approach solving the particular problem they are given.  Students do not know what team they will be assigned beforehand, nor do they know the problem before they begin their work.  They will have several hours during each of the 2 days of the Colloquium to formulate their "solution."  The competition culminates with student presentations given the second morning, approximately 20 minutes in duration, and including questions and answers.

Student Academic Work Poster Competition – Students prepare visual presentation of their project work and answer questions “on their feet”. Come back soon for information about how to participate.

Student Presentation Opportunity – An opportunity for students to showcase and explain their research, build their presentation skills and scholarship. Come back soon for information about how to participate.

The Deployed Analyst Panel discussion –   This panel, led by Touggy H. J. Orgeron, Chief, Resource Analysis Division, Center for Army Analysis, will talk about analysts' efforts and observations in the field, such as Afghanistan.
Young Analyst Panel discussion– Newly employed analysts talk about their journey from academia to industry or government service. 

Speed Mentoring Sessions – Senior analysts and MORS Sponsors serve as mentors to young analysts and students in quick round-robin format.

MORS Programs presentationsfor students and young analysts.
Academia-Industry-Government discussion of desired skills sets and academic outcomes.

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