Western Decision Sciences Institute (WDSI)

WDSI President's Message

Theodore Byrne, WDSI 2020 President

WDSI is a very special academic organization – unique in my academic experience. In the words of our friend, John Davies, “… for nearly five decades … the WDSI Annual Conferences are fonts of collegial interaction, inclusivity, life-long friendships, career enhancement and fun.”

In our conferences, many present their completed research in the form of full papers. But there are quite a few presentations of ongoing research, where our colleagues get constructive feedback. These convivial exchanges produced many joint research initiatives and life-long friendships over the years. In short, our annual conferences offer good presentations, good company, good venues, and collegiality.

As we are getting ready to celebrate our 50th Anniversary in the 50th State in 2021, we continue our traditions that made WDSI a flourishing institution.