Call for Proposals

Members of AIS Student Chapters have two exciting options for showcasing their leadership talents and technical skills at the 2021 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.

The February 26, 2021 proposal deadline has passed. 

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. Workshops should be 50 minutes long, including interaction with the audience.
  5. 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
  6. Attach to the proposal a brief letter signed by the chapter advisor indicating that they endorse the proposal.

The February 26, 2021 proposal deadline has passed.