WDSI Annual Meeting 2022

50th Event

Western Decision Sciences Institute (WDSI) is a regional division of Decision Sciences Institute that brings together academics and professionals from multiple disciplines (such as business, MIS, education, supply chain, and military applications) to share information and research at its annual conference.

WDSI held its 50th annual conference from April 5-8, 2022 at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott on the beautiful Big Island in Hawaii. Over the last 50 years, WDSI members have made significant contributions in research, teaching, and practice, impacting many disciplines. This landmark year continued that tradition with over 200 registered presenters, more than 250 attendees, and 450 authors.  The Golden Anniversary celebrations were held on the conference banquet night, during which attendees and their guests were greeted with Hawaiian leis and enjoyed a sunset luau overlooking the beautiful Anaehoomalu Bay, accompanied by a buffet of traditional Hawaiian dishes. This year was even more exciting because we gathered after a two-year hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. With the worst of the pandemic behind us, the occasion allowed our members to reflect upon and celebrate their past accomplishments, renew friendships, and extend their networks.