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Separate from the issue of promoting OR.SE at INFORMS, I wanted to ask:

Do we want to organize some sort of meetup at INFORMS?

This is not something that SE would sponsor or support financially, so really this would just be a bunch of us agreeing to gather at a bar or restaurant at a certain day/time.

If there is interest, is anyone willing to volunteer to take the lead on organizing it? Maybe someone who is familiar with Seattle?

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Most years there is a reception at INFORMS for social media users. I think there is going to be one this year (not confirmed yet). If so, maybe we could meet there? Upside: There's likely to be beer, and there would definitely be a room reserved. Downside: Not everyone there will be an OR.SE participant (or even a social media user ... did I mention free beer?). Upside to the downside: Chance to promote the site?

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    $\begingroup$ I think this is a great idea. No one has come forward to volunteer to organize an OR.SE-centric event, so piggybacking off the social media event is a great idea. Do you know who is organizing it? I will try to get in touch with them. $\endgroup$ – LarrySnyder610 Sep 6 '19 at 1:38
  • $\begingroup$ This event is not happening this year, unfortunately. So, if we want to have a meetup, someone will have to take the lead in organizing it. $\endgroup$ – LarrySnyder610 Sep 12 '19 at 3:01
  • $\begingroup$ Did the not happening info come from Mary L.? Last I heard from her, she was planning to set it up (but not to attend it). $\endgroup$ – prubin Sep 13 '19 at 14:36
  • $\begingroup$ It came from Jeff Cohen, but Mary was cc'ed. This was in reference to the "INFORMS Online" reception, which I understood to be the same as the social media reception -- are they two different things? $\endgroup$ – LarrySnyder610 Sep 13 '19 at 15:11
  • $\begingroup$ No, I'm pretty sure that's the name Mary was using for the social media reception. $\endgroup$ – prubin Sep 14 '19 at 15:46

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