Due to continued uncertainty around COVID-19 and related corporate travel restrictions, the Ivy College of Business has decided to cancel the 2020 Voorhees Supply Chain Conference, scheduled for October 8 in Ames.
We are disappointed to have to cancel this annual event, but our highest priority is the health and well-being of our speakers, attendees, employees, and community. The conference will resume when it is safe to gather again, so please watch for an announcement about a 2021 date.
About the Voorhees Conference
The Voorhees Supply Chain Conference was established by alumni and friends of Iowa State University to honor the career of Professor Emeritus R. Dale Voorhees and to provide industry leaders a premier conference in their field. Voorhees passed away on May 24, 2009.
Professor Voorhees was an Iowa State University teacher and researcher for 20 years. As a teacher, Voorhees displayed an uncommon talent for integrating theory with practice. Industry practitioners were frequent visitors to his class, sharing their experience, knowledge, and insight with his students.
The Voorhees Supply Chain Conference began as a supply chain executive-in-residence program, with distinguished leaders in the supply chain field visiting the Ivy College of Business to interact with students and faculty and make a presentation to the university community. For its 10th anniversary in 2002, the program was expanded to a full-day conference. This format continues today in its 28th year.