3-4 March 2020
121 Blake Rd.
Annapolis, MD 21402

Confirmed Speakers and Agenda

Draft Agenda as of 07 February


Day 1 Speaker, 3 March at 1600:
RADM James S. Bynum, USN, Director, Assessment Division (N81), Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
Link to Bio


Day 2 Speaker, 4 March at 1330:
Mr. Michael Hart, General Associate, Strategic Insight, LTD.
Link to Bio


MORS will be holding its annual Education and Professional Development Colloquium (EPD) at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD from 3-4 March. The EPD is an annual event designed to bring together students, junior analysts, and senior professionals to provide mentoring and professional development opportunities.

The purpose of the EPD is to challenge undergraduate students by presenting them with an opportunity to perform National Security operational research work.  Students do this by participating in the Richard E. Rosenthal competition. The Rosenthal Student Competition is a “quick reaction analysis” competition which allows students from all participating institutions to work on an OR problem together, demonstrate their skills and learn different ways to approach a problem toward a team solution.

Young analysts who participate will learn about different formal education expectations of military, government civilians, private industry employees, and academics. This year's EPD will bring together speakers, practitioners, and students of operations research for an overdue look at military operations research beyond the military operation.

EPD Elements

  • Panel on Funding for Education
  • Richard E. Rosenthal Student Competition
    An intercollegiate competition of quick turn analysis and student presentations on complex National Security issues
  • Student Academic Work Poster Competition
    Students prepare visual presentations of their project work and answer questions "on their feet"
  • Student Presentation Opportunity
    An opportunity for students to showcase and explain their research, build their presentation skills and scholarship
  • Curriculum Discussion

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There is no cost to attend this educational event. However, we ask you to please register in order for us to have an accurate count of attendees. 

Who can attend (Clearance Requirements):
This meeting is open to U.S. citizens and FVEY Partners (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK). Non U.S. citizens of U.S. allies may attend at the discretion of MORS. Non U.S. attendees will be notified if their registration to attend is not accepted.


Historic Inns of Annapolis
Rate: $109 (per diem)
Booking Deadline: 2 February 2020
Parking: There are local garages and street parking within walking distance to the hotel. The hotel offers valet parking for $29 per night.


EPD Chair:
LCDR Matthew Powers, USN, OPNAV, N81

Ms. Liz Marriott, liz.marriott@mors.org, or (703) 933-9071

Ms. Tina Yan, tina.yan@mors.org or (703) 933-9076