The MORS Symposium: A Tradition of Excellence

For over 50 years, the annual MORS Symposium has been the premier opportunity for the national security community to exchange information, examine research and discuss critical national security topics. Held in notable locations, the Symposium gathers over 1,000 OR professionals from military, government, industry and academic ranks to share best practices and enjoy a bit of well-deserved peer-to-peer networking in a supportive environment.

Beginning with the learning opportunities offered in the Monday Tutorials and CEU Courses, and followed by three information-packed days of working group sessions, the Symposium is an unequaled opportunity to stay current and get ahead. During the Symposium, work in progress and completed work is shared, and potential areas for future study are discussed. The Symposium is the venue to present, as well as be exposed to the most current OR trends and techniques.

Symposium Components

  • Working Group (WG) - consists of from 15 to 50 professionals with similar interests in the specialized subject that is the purview of that group
  • Distributed Working Group (DWG) - address topics that are not directly addressed by existing WGs, that have more material to cover than can be met by a single ninety minute Special Session, and may have already been addressed by a Focus Session in the past; hold joint sessions with various WGs
  • Focus Sessions - two or more working group sessions focused on a particular new or as-yet-unsatisfied area of interest to the membership
  • Tutorials - educational in nature and of general interest to attendees
  • Special Sessions - organized around a central topic or theme considered of interest to a large portion of symposium attendees
  • Demonstrations - hands-on software or technology showcase
  • Posters - highlights of a particular topic
  • Short Course - a ten-hour instructional course that earns attendees 1.0 CEU