This newsletter includes the minutes from the recent AMCIS meeting and important dates to know.

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AIS is committed to keeping you up to date with important news and events from across the association. Check out the latest minutes from AMCIS meetings, important dates to remember, and ways to add SIGs or Colleges to your membership.
AMCIS 2015 AIS Communities 
Meeting Minutes

During the AMCIS 2015 meeting, AIS Community representatives shared thoughts on ways to improve the member experience and the strategic direction for AIS Communities. The group also shared questions and concerns, which can be found in the minutes link below.

The first thing you might notice is a new phrase that was recently adopted as an umbrella term for SIGs, Chapters and Colleges. Several weeks ago a survey was sent to all SIG, Chapter and College leaders seeking input on what to collectively call SIGs, Chapters and Colleges. The overwhelming response found members prefer to be referred to as Communities and AIS leadership is excited to implement the name change.

Click here for the AMCIS 2015 Communities Meeting minutes/notes
How to...
add a SIG/College/Chapter 
to your current membership

Within the last year we updated the process to add a SIG/College to your membership. For new members this can be done at the time they register as a new member. For current members, the process is a little different. We have put together a step by step guide that you can share with your prospective members. 

Officer Resources

Whether you are new to your leadership position or a seasoned veteran, there are a wide variety of resources available to help guarantee success. Here is how you access them:
1. Go to
2. Menu: Get Involved
3. Select: SIG, Chapter, College
4. Select: Officer Resources

For your calendar...

Save the date for these important upcoming events.
ICIS 2015
December 13-16, 2015
ICIS Registration Opens
September 9, 2015

AMCIS 2016
August 11-13, 2016
Manuscript Central opens for Minitrack submissions
September 22, 2015
Minitrack submissions are due
October 19, 2015
Minitrack decisions are complete
October 28, 2015
Manuscript submissions for AMCIS 2016 begin
January 4, 2016
AMCIS manuscript submissions closes for authors at 10:00am PST
March 2, 2016
Final decisions on AMCIS 2016 program are made
April 29, 2016

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