News for you, the AIS SIG, Chapter and College leader!
December 2015
ICIS 2015 AIS Community Meeting

ICIS 2015 will be here before you know it!  Click here to register.

Each year at ICIS we bring the AIS Community leaders together to talk about what is going well, share ideas and spend time talking about ways to improve the AIS Community experience.

This year's meeting will take place Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015 from
12-1:15 p.m. in the Convention Center.  Save the date!

Component Award Logo
2015 Outstanding AIS Community Awards
SAVE THE DATE!  February 10, 2016 is the annual report deadline.

Based on feedback from last year, we will be spending the next few weeks moving the report to an online format.  We will send an email with the report link soon!

Annual Report Preparation
Below are a few suggestions to help you prepare the annual report. 

December 2015
Determine who is responsible for drafting and submitting the report.  Collect the information needed for the report.

January 2016
Complete initial draft by the end of the month for your executive committee to review.

February 2016
1st week-Executive committee review 
2nd week-Submit report by Feb. 10, 2016! (You can always submit the report early!)
How to...
In case you missed it or if you are a new AIS Community
(SIG/Chapter/College) leader, we have a number of resources to assist in your leadership role.

A few examples:
  • Download your groups roster (How to export group member data)
  • Email your group (How to communicate with members)

Important Dates

ECIS 2016 (Istanbul, Turkey)
June 12-15, 2016
For ECIS deadlines  click here.

PACIS 2016 (Chiayi, Taiwan)
June 27-July 1, 2016
 For PACIS deadlines,  click here.

AMCIS 2016
August 11-13, 2016
Click here to visit the AMCIS 2016 website.

January 4, 2016
Manuscript submissions for AMCIS 2016 begin

March 2, 2016
AMCIS manuscript submissions closes for authors at 10:00am PST

April 29, 2016
Final decisions on AMCIS 2016 program are made.

ICIS 2016
December 11-14, 2016

Digital Clean Up

We sent this out two months ago, but we thought it might be a good reminder. Thank you to those groups who updated their pages!

We recently completed an initial evaluation of our AIS Community (SIGs, Chapters, and Colleges) websites and social media. What we found is there are groups who are doing great things and keeping their websites updated. Unfortunately, there were also a lot of pages that are sorely outdated. Click here to see how your group's website is doing.

Will you please work with your executive officers and fellow members to update your SIG or Chapter website by the end of the year? For those of you who do not have a website, we would recommend using the free group pages hosted by AIS on your behalf. For more information on setting up your free group page, please contact

Ideas for updating your website
  1. Update your officer information with contact information. (If you haven't recently updated your officer information with us, please go to  and update your officer information.
  2. Add upcoming meetings at ICIS 2015 and AMCIS 2016. Click here for information on how to add an ICIS 2015 meeting if you have already registered.
  3. Add publications or links to publications that were recently published by members of your group.
Name Change
"What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet."  -William Shakespeare
Several months ago you may have received a short survey called "What should we collectively call SIGs, Chapters, and Colleges?". The survey came about because the executive committee of the AIS Council felt the term being used at the time, Components, was confusing and didn't represent a name AIS members could relate to. In the survey we asked group leaders to provide recommendations on what to collectively call SIGs, Chapters, and Colleges.  The overwhelming response was Communities. Please see the results below. In addition, the agenda at the AMCIS 2015 meeting of AIS Community leaders included the name change. There was limited discussion and the group felt the name was fitting.

Over the next couple of months you will see the following to describe the collective group:
AIS Communities (SIGs, Chapters, Colleges).  We are excited about the new name and it's potential to be a driving force in engaging AIS members and perspective members.

Survey Results
Communities 30
Sections 7
Networks 4
SIGs or Chapters 1
Consortium 1
Constituent Groups 2
Divisions 3
Engagement Networks 2
Total Responses: 50
Questions?:      Patrick Dockins | 317-220-6977 | |