MWAIS 2017 Conference

Midwest United States Association for Information Systems

12th Annual Conference

May 18-19, 2017

College of Business and Management

University of Illinois at Springfield (UIS Campus Flyover)

Springfield, Illinois

Conference Photos

Conference Proceedings

The 12th Annual Conference of the Midwest AIS will be held in Springfield, Illinois, and is sponsored by the College of Business and Management at the University of Illinois at Springfield. MWAIS 2017 will provide an intimate environment to facilitate the sharing of ideas, and close interaction among participants. About 100 participants are expected from throughout the Midwest US, the neighboring states and Canadian provinces, and beyond.

The conference will be held at the University of Illinois at Springfield. UIS is one of three campuses of the University of Illinois and is a leader in online education. Enrollment at UIS is approximately 4,500 students, which include approximately 2,000 graduate students. UIS is located on the southeast side of Springfield, near Lake Springfield.

Springfield is the capital of Illinois and has a population of 113,000. Springfield was the home of President Abraham Lincoln and offers many attractions for visitors to experience the Lincoln tradition. Springfield is located in central Illinois, and is just 200 miles south of Chicago, and 100 miles north of St. Louis. The Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport offers daily flights to and from St. Louis Lambert International and Chicago O'Hare. Amtrak offers daily stops in Springfield between both Chicago and St. Louis.

Conference Chair

Rassule Hadidi

Local Arrangement Coordinator

David K. Larson

Program Co-Chair

Roya Gholami


Laura Clark

Director of Development

Program Co-Chair

Fiona Fui-Hoon Nah


Satvir Kaur Gill


                                                                          Thank you to our sponsors!


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