Annual Conference

Southern Association for Information Systems Annual Conference


SAIS 2022 will be held in March 2022 at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina - March 18th and 19th. 

The program can be found below for this conference.
24th SAIS 2022 - Program  

Last Updates Friday, March 18th 12:23 pm

Research Presentations are 20 Minute Presentations with 5 Minute Q/A
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Call for Papers:SAIS 2022 Call For Papers - Updated Deadline (link)
    submissionssubmission website (link)
    templatesfull paper (link) or abstract (link)
    event & registration information: event/registration website (link - aisnet.org)

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.

Keynote Speakers for SAIS 2022
This upcoming conference, we will be hosting Vess Johnson, Russell Torres, and Paul Leidig.

Vess L. Johnson is an Assistant Professor of Information Systems and Decision Sciences at the University of North Texas and a Society of Information Management (SIM) Research Fellow.

Russell Torres is an Assistant Professor of Business Analytics in the Department of Information Technology
and Decision Sciences at the University of North Texas and a Society of Information Management (SIM)
Research Fellow.

Dr. Paul Leidig, Director of the School of Computing of Grand Valley State University, has been leading several
international efforts to design new curriculum and accreditation standards.

More information about our keynote speakers can be found here(link).

Conference Hotel Information

   Twenty-Fourth Annual SAIS Conference, March 18-19, 2022
   Marina Inn at Grande Dunes
   8121 Amalfi Pl
   Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
   ph: 1-(877)-913-1333

   Group Room Rate: $139 until cut off date or quota full
   Group Reservation Code: Southern Association of Information Systems
   Hotel Rate Cut off Date: February 17, 2022

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

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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 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!