Annual Conference

Each year, SAIS hosts an intimate gathering of fewer than one hundred participants here in the southeastern U.S. Submit your manuscript -- using the appropriate template (full or abstract) -- for consideration following our guidelines and be sure to keep on eye on upcoming deadlines. Both authors and attendees must register for the conference. Be sure to book your hotel accommodations early.

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.

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SAIS 2020 will be held Friday March 27th & Saturday March 28th at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.


Important Dates

  • January 3, 2020: Submission deadline for completed papers, research-in-progress, panels, tutorials, and workshops
  • February 7, 2020: Acceptance notification
  • February 27, 2020: Early registration rate ends
  • February 27, 2020: Hotel reservation at discounted conference rate ends
  • February 27, 2020: Deadline for author registration & submission of final versions of accepted papers
  • March 27-28, 2020: SAIS 2020 Conference
  • June 31, 2020: Proceedings published on AIS e-library

The conference opens on the morning of March 27 and ends with lunch from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm on March 28.

Conference Hotel

SAIS 2020 will be held Friday March 27th & Saturday March 28th at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Cut-Off Date

Reservations must be received by 5:00 PM on Thursday, February, 27th to be guaranteed the special conference hotel room rate.

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. Early registration will save you $25 off the regular rate.

Level Conference (early registration) AIS membership Total
Undergraduate* $75
Master’s student $175 $175
Ph.D. student $175 $120 $295
Researcher $275 $175 $450

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).

Conference Schedule

Thursday, March 26, 2020

4:00pm-6:00pm

Pre-conference Workshop (TBA)

6:00pm-8:00pm

SAIS Board Meeting

Friday, March 27, 2020

7:30am-4:15pm

Registration

7:30am-8:30am

Breakfast

8:30am-9:30am

Welcome & Keynote Speech

9:30am-9:45am

Coffee Break

9:45am-11:00am

Sessions 1A-1C

11:00-11:15am

Coffee Break

11:15am-12:30pm

Sessions 2A-2C

12:30pm-1:45pm

Lunch

1:45pm-3:00pm

Sessions 3A-3C

3:00pm-3:15pm

Coffee Break

3:15pm-4:30pm

Sessions 4A-4C

5:00pm-6:30pm

Social Event

Saturday, March 28, 2020

7:30am-10:00am

Registration

7:30am-8:30am

Breakfast

8:30am-9:30am

Keynote Address

9:30am-9:45am

Coffee Break

9:45am-11:00am

Sessions 5A-5C

11:00-11:15am

Coffee Break

11:15am-12:15pm

Session

12:15pm-1:45pm

Awards Luncheon

1:45pm-3:00pm

Business Meeting

3:00pm-5:00pm

SAIS 2021 Committee Meeting

(Updated August 13, 2019)




Outdoor Pool

Two gustes golfing

Paper Submission

Submit all full-papers or research-in-progress manuscripts online at: https://papers.southernais.org.

Manuscript submissions may not exceed six single-spaced pages, including all figures, tables, appendices, and references. Previously published work or work under review elsewhere is not eligible for submission. Please use the appropriate manuscript template (full or abstract) to prepare your submission. To facilitate a blind review, please do not include any author or affiliation identification on any page of the document, in headings, footers, or in properties of the submitted file.

All authors must adhere to the AIS code of research conduct. Turnitin software will be utilized by the program chair as a tool to avoid issues of plagiarism and ensure academic integrity.

Contact the program chair (programchair@southernais.org), if you are willing to serve as a reviewer to obtain keycode access to the online submission site.

Refer to CFP for more details on the paper submission process.

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 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

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!