Call for Proposals

Members of AIS Student Chapters have two exciting options for showcasing their leadership talents and technical skills at the 2019 conference.  Students are invited to propose either a panel discussion or a workshop.

  • Panel discussions should present ideas and engage the audience in discussion. Panel discussions should have three student panelists plus a student moderator.  Additional guidelines for panel discussion proposals can be found below.
  • Workshops should have specific learning objectives and focus on building new skills and/or exploring new technologies. Workshops can be led by one or more students.  Additional guidelines workshop proposals can be found below.

All panels and workshops should be student-led and student-run.   A student-led conference committee will evaluate the proposals.

Guidelines for Panel Discussions

  1. Possible topics for Panel Discussions include, but are not limited to:
    • Professional development
    • Leadership
    • Cutting-edge technologies and/or revolutionary trends in IT
    • Best practices for operating a student chapter
    • New models for organizing student chapters
    • Best practices for engaging with AIS alumni
    • Innovations in fostering community, service, and belonging in AIS chapters
  2. Panel discussions should be 50 minutes long, including Q&A from the audience.
  3. Panel discussions should have three student panelists plus a student moderator.
  4. Panels should have representatives from multiple schools. To get students from other schools on your panel, you should reach out to the student chapter faculty advisors (http://sc.aisnet.org/about/chapters)
  5. The proposal for a panel discussion must be no more than one page, single-spaced. Include the following sections:
    1. Summary
    2. Key questions
    3. Key takeaways
    4. Value for attendees
    5. Participants’ names, University affiliation, contact information, and their role within their AIS Chapter
  6. Attach to the proposal a brief letter of endorsement signed by the advisor of the panel organizers’ chapter.

Email your proposal as an attachment to aisconference@temple.edu by January 31, 2019 with the subject line: “Panel Proposal for SCLC 2019.”

Guidelines for Workshops

  1. Workshop proposals for both technical and non-technical topics will be considered.
  2. Technology-related workshop proposals should focus on the topic’s potential impact on the world of business and IT.
  3. Technology workshops should ideally have a “hands on” technical component, with minimal set up (e.g. software installation) required.
  4. Workshop proposals can assume that guest Wi-Fi access will be available to conference attendees.
  5. Workshops should be 50 minutes long, including interaction with the audience.
  6. The proposal must be no more than one page, single-spaced. Include the following sections:
    1. Summary
    2. Major topics
    3. Key takeaways
    4. Value for attendees
    5. Participants’ names, University affiliation, contact information, and their role within their AIS Chapter
  7. Attach to the proposal a brief letter signed by the chapter advisor indicating that they endorse the proposal.

Email your proposal as an attachment to aisconference@temple.edu by January 31, 2019 with the subject line: “Workshop Proposal for SCLC 2019.”