Frequently Asked Questions
What is the name of the institution/sponsor that is hosting this meeting?
Production and Operations Management Society (POMS)
In what form will accepted abstracts be presented at the conference?
You will be making an oral presentation of your accepted abstract at the conference.
Do I need to bring my laptop?
POMS will provide the projector, however, you must bring your own laptop or borrow it from someone. It is recommended that you also bring your presentation on a USB drive/flash drive/thumb drive.
How much time do I have for my presentation?
You will have 15 minutes including questions/answers.
Will there be conference proceedings?
There will be no proceedings. Instead, there will be a Program Book (available online and in printed format) which will provide details of all conference related activities.
I am a POMS member. Why am I receiving the non-­member rate when I attempt to register for the conference?
You have to be a 2024 (the conference year) member to receive member rates. You can verify your membership status and see your member profile by going to If you are a POMS member (for 2024), please be sure that you use the email listed in your membership profile to register.
Why is my password not working for conference registration?
Please use the “forgot my password” function on the registration page if you cannot remember your password. If that does not work, send an email to Dr. Ram Tewari at
Why was I charged multiple times for my registration?
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 Ms. Seema Singhania at if this happens.
What should I do if my credit card was declined during registration?
Please contact your credit card company or try to use a different card.
Can I pay by check or wire transfer?
Our system is designed to accept payment by credit card only.
I cannot attend the conference. What should I do about my abstract?
Please email all details about your abstract (abstract number, title of presentation, and track to which it was submitted) to Dr. Ram Tewari at We will remove your abstract. Make sure that none of your co-authors will present the paper. If you are already registered, mention your registration number for a refund. Review the "important dates" document for the deadline to apply for a refund.
How and when do I get the receipt for payment of registration fees?
You can print it online immediately after registration. The registration receipt will also be provided at the time of registration check-in.
Cancellation of abstracts of a registered participant
"I am registered for the conference and I am the presenter but I have received an email that says that my abstract will be removed because the presenting author has not registered."
Our system checks that for each abstract the presenting author has registered. This is done by matching the emails used during abstract submission and during registration. If the two emails do not match, the abstract is flagged for deletion. If you have multiple abstracts make sure that you use the same emails for all abstracts and for registration.

To resolve this problem, please contact Ms. Seema Singhania at