SEDSI 2020 Annual Conference

SEDSI 2020 Annual Conference

2/12/2020 - 2/14/2020


The 50th Annual Meeting of Southeast Decision Sciences Institute (SE DSI 2020) will be held in Charleston, SC February 12 (Wed) - 14 (Fri), 2020 at the Francis Marion Hotel - Historic District, 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403, 1-877-756-2121, at

Registration begins at 1:00 PM on Wednesday with the first session (Keynote) starting at 1:30 PM. The President's Awards Luncheon will take place at 12 noon on Friday. The President's Reception will begin at 6:30 PM in Thursday evening. Breakfast is provided at 8 AM on Thursday and Friday.

Keynote by Rama Akkiraju is at 1:30 pm on Wednesday. Ms. Akkiraju is an IBM Distinguished Engineer, IBM Watson AI Operations, IBM Master Inventor, Member, IBM Academy of Technology.

Distinguished Speaker Dr. Andrew T. Hsu, President of College of Charleston, is at President's Award Luncheon at 12:00 noon on Friday.

Throughout SEDSI 2020, you are going to meet many former SEDSI Presidents and their current school deans, have time to attend Special Sessions and Workshops on Blockchain Technology in SCM, GIS in SCM, Emergency! The ED Simulation Game, Award Winning Educator on Hospitality Instructions, First Gen[ethics]: Fostering Mutual Understanding for Greater Success of First Generation / Lower Income Students.

Data Analytics and Statistics Instruction (DASI) (Invited sessions only) — Robert Andrews, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Kelli Keeling, University of Denver,

Data, Analytics and Statistics Instruction (DASI) is a Specific Interest Group (SIG) within DSI. The primary focus of the DASI SIG is on providing information for and improving education and instruction related to the effective use of data for decision-making. For the 2020 SEDSI Meeting in Charleston, SC, the DASI SIG will have invited sessions, each addressing a particular topic that generally features three or more presenters. The goal of DASI sessions is to engage attendees in current topics of general interest. Sessions generally have time allotted for interactive discussion about the topic. Individuals who want to a part of an invited session are encouraged to e-mail with a short description of a topic or topics they would be willing to present during a DASI session at SEDSI. The DASI co-chairs will confer and work with those making suggestions to mold the invited sessions for the annual meeting. Typical topics address the practice of, software for, curriculum for and instruction for using data for decision-making in a variety of settings. As has been indicated, the conference management system does not allow submissions for this SIG. Please send a short description of possible topics to be considered for a DASI invited session at SEDSI 2020 by e-mail to


SEDSI Annual Conference Registration Fees - Includes admission to all meeting sessions, exhibit areas, coffee breaks, the Thursday evening President's Reception, the Friday Awards Luncheon and a digital copy of the Proceedings.

Guest tickets for Friday Awards Luncheon available for purchase during registration process.

NOTE: DSI Members receive lower rates. DSI Student Membership is FREE. JOIN DSI now to be eligible to receive lower rates. Click Here to JOIN Now.
DSI does not accept Discover cards.


Register by Monday, January 6, 2020 and receive a $35 discount:

Regular Registration - DSI Members $235 - $35 = $200

Regular Registration - Non DSI Members $280 - $35 = $245

Student Registration - DSI Members $135 - $35 = $100

Student Registration - Non DSI Members $180 - $35 = $145
NOTE:  DSI Student Membership is FREE

Emeritus Registration - DSI Members $135 - $35 = $100

Emeritus Registration - Non DSI Members $180 - $35 = $145

Discount will be reflected at Check-Out.

Register after January 6, 2020

Regular Registration - DSI Members $235

Regular Registration - Non DSI Members $280

Student Registration - DSI Members $135 

Student Registration - Non DSI Members $180
NOTE:  DSI Student Membership is FREE

Emeritus Registration - DSI Members $135 

Emeritus Registration - Non DSI Members $180 

Francis Marion Hotel
387 King Street
Charleston, SC 29403 United States

The historic Francis Marion Hotel, named for the Revolutionary War hero Francis Marion, the “Swamp Fox,” has a long tradition of gracious service, elegant accommodations, and hosting splendid banquets and events dating back to its opening in 1924. Built by local investors at a cost of $1.5 million from plans by noted New York architect W.L. Stoddard, the Francis Marion was the largest and grandest hotel in the Carolinas. The 1920s was the Golden Age of railroads, radio and grand hotels, and the Charleston Renaissance was in full bloom and the Francis Marion Hotel was “the place to be”.

Meticulously restored in 1996 with a $12 million National Trust for Historic Preservation award winning restoration, the Francis Marion Hotel now combines 1920’s style and grace with 21st Century comfort and convenience in the heart of historic Charleston on Marion Square. Rising 12 stories, many of the Hotel’s 235 guestrooms and suites offer spectacular views of Charleston’s historic harbor, church steeples and legendary King Street. The Francis Marion Hotel, with its central downtown location, is an easy walk to the antebellum homes, magnificent gardens, antique shops and boutiques, and world-class restaurants.

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