Doctoral Student Corner


The AIS Doctoral Student College will host several in-person and virtual events as part of this year’s ICIS Doctoral Student Corner. We have developed these events to help doctoral students make the most of the conference by providing opportunities to gain advice from experienced faculty and to build relationships with others in our field.

We invite doctoral students at all levels to register for these free ancillary events when registering for ICIS 2021. If you have already registered for the conference but forgot to include the Doctoral Student Corner ancillary events, you are still welcome to participate. We will give away several Amazon gift cards during each of our events!

While we would love to see everyone in person at the corner, we understand the evolving nature of the global pandemic may limit travel. So for the first time, we will offer our events in a hybrid Doctoral Student Corner and look forward to connecting both in-person participants and virtual participants from around the world with our offerings. Our main events include: 

In-person Events

Welcome Reception & Awards Ceremony
Sunday, December 12th
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  CST
The welcome reception event will be our first official event for the Doctoral Student Corner at ICIS 2021. During the first half-hour, students will have the chance to meet and interact with each other, and in the second half, we will have our on-site AGM.

Hangout and Mingle
Monday, December 13th
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.  CST
During this event, you will have the opportunity to hangout and mingle with experienced IS scholars and hear their expertise on various aspects of academic life, such as research, teaching, and service. A  good opportunity to exchange ideas face-to-face in a casual atmosphere!

Hybrid Event

Podcast “this IS research”
Monday, December 13th
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. CST
Don’t miss the second live episode at an AIS conference of the podcast series “this IS research” with Nick Berente and Jan Recker in our Corner! Check out the podcast:

This event is open to Ph.D. Students and Faculty Members!

Please feel free to ask Nick and Jan anything you’d like during this live event – no guarantee they’ll answer everything, though.

Virtual Events

Faculty Roundtables
Monday, December 13th
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. CST
During this event, you will have the opportunity to meet and interact with senior IS scholars, who will provide advice on various aspects of academic life, including making the most of your doctoral studies. You can also ask them for advice on other aspects of academic life, such as research, teaching, and service.

For the first time this year, we are collaborating with AISWN in hosting the Faculty Roundtables, where half the mentors are members of AISWN! We look forward to an inspiring exchange with all Ph.D. students and hope many new networks will emerge!

Our faculty mentors will include:

  • Dr. Ahmed Abbasi
  • Dr. Abayomi Baiyere
  • Dr. Ann Majchrzak
  • Dr. Arun Rai
  • Dr. Bonnie Anderson
  • Dr. Cynthia Beath (aka Dr Boo)
  • Dr. Chee-Wee Tan
  • Dr. Cathy Urquhart
  • Dr. Eleanor Loiacono
  • Dr. Jacqueline Corbett
  • Dr. Matti Rossi
  • Dr. Stacie Petter
  • Dr. Vanessa Cooper

Social Hangout
Tuesday, December 14th
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. CST
Please join our virtual social hangout, where you can interact with fellow Ph.D. students in an informal setting. We will also be giving away several prizes!

Wednesday, December 15th
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. CST
We will have a virtual AGM in this half-hour. This event will be our closing event for the Doctoral Student Corner.

Meet Us at the AIS Events

We encourage you to follow us both on-site and virtually to the AIS Member Connect events. You can meet AIS leaders and fellow members and learn more about the AIS SIGs, Colleges, and Chapters. Attendees can participate in our exciting scavenger hunt, where you can win prizes!  Follow this link for the scavenger hunt:

On-site AIS Member Connect
Sunday, December 12th
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. CST

Virtual AIS Member Connect
Thursday, December 9th
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CST

Doctoral Student Corner Chairs

Sarah Hönigsberg
Chemnitz University of Technology

Carol Lee
Northeastern University

Jessica Pye
Arizona State University

Please visit this webpage periodically for up-to-date information on our events. 

We hope that you are as excited as us to be a part of the first hybrid ICIS Doctoral Student Corner!