Senior Membership

Senior Membership

Recognizing professional experience and commitment to INFORMS

Senior Members earn this distinction by being the most committed members of our community, the ones who get involved, contribute, and engage. How does one become an INFORMS Senior Member? Read on to learn more and find out if you qualify!

Why Become a Senior Member?

We created the Senior Membership program to recognize and reward our most dedicated members for their presence and involvement.

As a Senior Member, your dues would remain the same as any other Regular or Retired Member and you’ll receive the same benefits, as well as these additional exciting perks!

  • Announcement, recognition, and visibility as a Senior Member including a digital badge to share online, access to a directory to network with others, and your name published in OR/MS Today.
  • A letter of commendation, upon request, sent to your employer.
  • A printable certificate acknowledging your status and valuable contributions to INFORMS and the ability to purchase a personalized plaque or a special INFORMS Senior Member pin.
  • Invitation to participate in a 25% off year-end member referral campaign to encourage your peers to join INFORMS.
  • 25% off coupon for any INFORMS merchandise purchased at the INFORMS Annual Meeting or Analytics conference.
  • First-come, first-served access to reserved seating for Senior Members at select INFORMS conference events.

How to apply

Step 1: Ensure you meet the criteria.

  • You’ve maintained your INFORMS Regular or Retired membership for 5 or more continuous years (years as a student member do not count).

Plus, you meet at least 3 of the following 4 requirements:

  • You are a current member of at least one INFORMS section, society, chapter, or forum.
  • In the past five years, you’ve attended at least one INFORMS event (this can be any INFORMS-branded event regardless of size or location, including virtual).
  • In the past five years, you’ve volunteered your time to contribute to the INFORMS community and completed at least one term or project. Examples include, but are not limited to, service as a community officer, on a committee, on an editorial board, as a mentor, in our Pro Bono Analytics program, or another project.
  • You’ve earned a Top Contributor badge for engagement on INFORMS Connect. To check, log in, go to your profile, and look for this icon:

Step 2: Complete a short online application form.

The form asks for:

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When to apply

Applications are open on a rolling basis. There are four deadlines per year after which applications are reviewed. New Senior Members are selected quarterly.

February 29, 2024 Senior Members announced in March
May 30, 2024 Senior Members announced in June
August 31, 2024 Senior Members announced in September
November 30, 2024 Senior Members announced in December

Questions? Contact us at [email protected].