NU Online News Service, Oct. 19, 1:58 p.m. – The Association for Cooperative Operations Research and Development, Pearl River, N.Y., is looking for speakers and ideas for workshops for its 2002 annual conference.

ACORD is a nonprofit group that develops technical standards for insurance industry computer systems and data communication systems.

The ACORD conference is scheduled to take place May 19-21, 2002, at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort in Orlando.

Would-be speakers should submit presentation proposals by Oct. 29. More information is available from the ACORD Web site, at http://www.acord.org