Frequently Asked Questions (with Answers)

Q: What is the name of the institution/sponsor that is hosting this meeting?

A: POMS: Production and Operations Management Society.

Q: In what form will accepted abstracts be presented at the conference?  

A: You will be making an oral presentation of your accepted abstract at the conference.

Q: Do I need to bring my laptop?

A: POMS will provide the projector. You have to bring your own laptop or borrow it from someone. It is recommended that you also bring your presentation on flash drive (thumb drive).

Q: How much time do I have for presentation?

A: On average, four presentations are scheduled in each 90 minutes session. In some cases, there may be five presentations depending on the scheduling constraints.

Q: Will there be a conference proceeding?

A: No there will be no Proceedings.  Instead there will be a Program Book (available online and in CD or Printed Format) which will provide details of all conference related activities. 

Q: I am a POMS member. Why am I receiving the non-­member rate when I attempt to register for the conference?  

A: You have to be a member of 2017 to receive member rates. You can verify your membership status and email in your member profile by going to  If you are a POMS member (for 2017), please be sure that you use the email listed in your membership profile to register.

Q: Why is my password not working for conference registration?

A: Please use the “forgot my password” function on the registration page if you cannot remember your password.  You might be using the password that is assigned to you to renew your membership. Your conference registration password is different from the password for membership renewal.

Q: Why was I charged multiple times for my registration?

A: When you register for the conference, only hit the “Complete Registration” button ONE TIME. If you click this button multiple times, it could create duplicate charges for your registration. Please send an email to if this happens. 

Q: How do I reserve my hotel room/pay for my hotel reservation?

A: Please use the “Hotel and Other Services” link on the 2017 Conference Website.  Pay close attention to their reservation policies on charges as well as cancellation policies. 

Q: I cannot attend the conference. What should I do about my abstract?  

A: Please email us all details about your abstract (abstract number, title of presentation, and track to which it was submitted) to all three of the following:;; and  We will modify the program, remove your registration and, process a refund if you have already registered for the conference.  Make sure that none of your coauthors will present the paper.

Q: How and when do I get the receipt for payment of registration fees?

A: The registration receipt will be provided at the time of registration check in.

Refund Policy

·       Monday, March 15 2017: Last day for full refund of registration fees.

·       Friday, April 21 2017: Last day for partial (50%) refunds of registration.

·       Note: No refunds after Friday, April 21 2017.