Because AIS members are located in over 90 countries, many have formed regional chapters that facilitate additional networking between colleagues that live and work close by. As an extension of AIS, chapters support the AIS mission by offering a variety of local services. While each chapter may offer different services, many provide information about upcoming conferences, list serves, web sites, discussions groups, monthly newsletters, conferences, refereed journals and open positions.
Where can I find a list of all AIS chapters?
Click here for a current list of AIS chapters.
How do I join an AIS chapter?
AIS members in good standing can join or lead a chapter. To join, login to your account, click on the "Manage Profile" link and follow the instructions on the landing page. AIS does not collect dues for chapter membership, however many chapters charge and collect dues in their local currencies. Please contact the chapter representative to discuss paying your chapter dues. For a list of chapter contacts, click here.
How do I start an AIS chapter?
Starting a chapter is easy! First, review the list of current chapters to see if your area is already covered by an existing chapter. If you don’t see a chapter in your area, click here for more information on how to start a chapter.
How are AIS chapters managed?
Each chapter will be coordinated by a local leadership group. Each group may have a different structure, but they generally follow the standard president, president-elect/vice-president, secretary, and treasurer model. Once you have joined a chapter, the group contact is your best source of information about the chapter.
Where can I see more information for chapter leaders?
The AIS Community Leader resource page will provide with the necessary information, resources and inspiration to meet the goals of your chapter.
Questions? Contact the AIS Vice President of SIGs, and Colleges or AIS Communities Manager.