Annual Conference

26th Annual Conference of the Southern Association for Information Systems 

Each year, SAIS hosts an intimate gathering of approximately one hundred participants here in the southeastern U.S. It is our pleasure to invite you to the 26th annual SAIS conference. 

When: March 15-16, 2024

Where: Gulf Shores, Alabama

Submit your manuscript using the appropriate template (full or extended abstract) for full consideration. 

Register now for SAIS 2024!

Conference Hotel Information 

The Lodge at Gulf State Park
21196 East Beach Blvd
Call 1 800 618 4350

Group Reservation Code 90J
Direct Booking Link: https://group.hilton.com/v0crnn
Hotel Rate Cutoff Date: February 20, 2024

Authors and attendees must register for the conference. Be sure to book your hotel accommodations early.

 Call for Papers: Click Here
 Submission Website: Click Here and select SAIS 2024

 Submission Templates: Full Paper or Extended Abstract 
 Final Camera-Ready Template: Available Here

 Event & Registration Information: Click Here

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Conference Programs

The current conference program will generally be available under Discussions on the community home page. Programs for past conferences can be found in the archives.

Getting Involved

If you’d like to volunteer to review manuscripts for the SAIS conference, please email the program chair.

Please contact info@southernais.org with additional questions.

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Registration Rates


The following describes the registration requirements for each type of registrant. Undergraduate and Master’s students must email the VP-Conference Chair at conferencechair@southernais.org to confirm their status and register for the conference at a reduced rate.

Level Conference AIS membership
Undergraduate** YES
Master’s student YES
Ph.D. student YES STUDENT RATE
Researcher YES YES

The following rates apply depending on the registrant type. 


Level
Conference
AIS membership*
(early registration)*** (late registration)
Undergraduate** $75 $75
Master’s student $175 $175
Ph.D. student $175 $175 Refer to https://aisnet.org/page/MembershipRates
Researcher $300 $350

* Please refer to the AIS website for current website rates.
** Please contact the conference chair for undergraduate student registration instructions at conferencechair@southernais.org
*** Early registration rates are good through February 25th, 2022 - after which the late registration rates will apply

There is an exception for students not officially enrolled in a PhD program. If this applies to you, before registering please contact the SAIS president (president@southernais.org).

Sponsorship

The Southern Association for Information Systems (SAIS) is a volunteer-managed, official chapter of AIS, a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of knowledge and the promotion of excellence in the practice and study of information systems. Support from IT partner organizations and educational institutions are essential to the continued operations of SAIS.

Please consider supporting SAIS through one of the methods listed below or contact our Board to discuss other options.

President’s Lunch sponsorship ($2500) includes the following benefits:

  • A table in the exhibit area
  • Two full registrations or 3 doctoral student registrations for attending the conference including official meals
  • Opportunity to host panel or workshop
  • Organization logo on front cover of conference program
  • Organization logo on conference web site with hyperlink to organization site
  • Seat at head table for keynote ceremony
  • Listing in program as sponsor of keynote session
  • Organization name included in all promotional emails
  • Official certificate of sponsorship
  • Full page ad in conference program
  • Opportunity to participate in two pre-conference promotional e-mails.
  • Opportunity to add bag inserts

President’s Reception sponsorship ($1500) includes the following benefits:

  • A table in the exhibit area
  • 1 Full or 2 doctoral student registrations for attending the conference including official meals
  • Organization logo inside the conference program
  • Organization logo on conference web site with hyperlink to organization site
  • Official certificate of sponsorship
  • Half page ad in conference program
  • Opportunity to add bag inserts

Silver sponsorship ($750) includes the following benefits:

  • One doctoral/graduate student registration for attending the conference including official meals
  • Organization literature at an unmanned table in the exhibit area
  • Organization logo inside the conference program
  • Organization logo on conference web site with hyperlink to organization site
  • Quarter page ad in conference program

Exhibit Space ($650) includes the following benefits:

  • One 6 Foot Table
  • One Meeting Registration
  • Additional Table Space can be added for $150 (per 6 foot table)
  • Additional Meeting Registrations can be added for only $100/person

Full-Page Ad ($250)  in the On-Line Program at southernais.org

  • logo in printed program.

Coffee Break ($450 as a primary sponsor or $300 as a co-sponsor)

Student Paper Awards ($1000 as a primary sponsor or $500 as a co-sponsor)

If you do not see an option that fits your needs, please inquire about the ability to customize an option for your organization. We appreciate your support!