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ORSNZ Conference Twenty Naught One
30 November to 1 December, 2001
University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ

ORSNZ logo   University of Canterbury logo

The University of Canterbury's Department of Management is pleased to host
Conference Twenty Naught One of the Operational Research Society of New Zealand.

Sponsors Twenty Naught One

Many thanks to PA Consulting Group, Charles River Associates, and Jade Corporation for their generous support of this Conference.


You can view photos taken by Mathias Ehrgott. Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3 Photo 4 Photo 5 Photo 6 Photo 7 Photo 8

Call for papers - Closed

See abstracts and papers already submitted.

Registration and fees

You can register by post or on-site. To register by post, download and fill in the Registration form (MS Word format), then post it to:
    ORSNZ Conference 2001
    Department of Management, Private Bag 4800
    University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ

On site, you can register at our preconference Social, 29 November, 7 to 9 p.m., or just before the opening address on 1 December, 8 to 9 am.

Conference fees Non-student Student
Members NZ$240 $65
Non-members $280 $80
New member, with 2001-02 membership $290 $80

More details on conference fees (including information on the Banquet and additional copies of the Proceedings) are listed in the Registration form. We cannot accept American Express.


See Programme Twenty Naught One!

The venue will be the University of Canterbury's Engineering Building, directly across from Commerce.

Map of the venue.


Young Practitioner's Prize. The Young Practitioners competition is open to authors under 25 years of age on 1 Jan 2001. Papers must be singly authored. See the Registration form for more details. The Prize is NZ$1,000, to be given to author(s) of the best papers, according to the judges' discretion.

Hans Daellenbach Prize. Nominations are closed for this prestigious prize. The winner will be announced at the Conference Twenty Naught One. Try again in a couple years!


Join our pre-conference Social, 29 November, 7 p.m., at the University Staff Club, 87 Ilam Road.

Banquet Twenty Naught One will be held 30 November, 6 p.m., Riccarton House, 16 Kahu Road, Christchurch. Sir Gil Simpson will be speaking.

Canterbury Reunion Twenty Naught One - Celebrating 30 Years of Operational Research in Canterbury. The Department of Management will host a reunion celebration of Canterbury alumni. Tentative plans are for dinner, 6 p.m., 1 December.



Map of the venue.

Maps of the University of Canterbury.

The airport is north-west of the university. A taxi from the airport to the university costs about NZ$17.

Bus routes on-line. From the airport, you can also catch a bus heading into the "city." Get off at the corner of Memorial Ave and Ilam Road, or Memorial and Clyde; it is then a 7 or 8 minute walk to the university. Memorial Ave is the main road from the airport into town, and is somewhat parallel to Maidstone and Creyke Roads.


Conference participants should book their own lodging. If telephoning from outside New Zealand,  replace "03" by "00643". The 64 is the NZ country code, 3 is the Christchurch area code.

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Airport and downtown. For the hotels below, we negotiated special rates for the Twenty Naught One.

Things to do in Christchurch

Links: Welcome to Christchurch and Canterbury, The Canterbury Pages, Lonely Planet.

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Australasion Biometrics & NZSA Joint Conference 2001, Park Royal Hotel, Christchurch, 10-13 Dec 2001.

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