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AIS Communities Drive Success

Thursday, February 16, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Brook Pritchett

One of the most valuable benefits of an AIS membership is the ability to connect with colleagues in similar fields of study, locations and personal interests through membership in AIS’ more than 70 Communities.

AIS Communities offer a variety of services, including tracks, workshops and panels at AIS conferences, group-specific journals, chapter-specific conferences, awards and more.

To join an AIS Community, visit and find the group that’s right for you. If you already belong to a Community, be sure to submit your Annual Report today!


A special interest group (SIG) is a community within AIS that has a shared interest in advancing a specific area of knowledge in IS. SIGs provide members a way to connect with like-minded individuals in order to affect or produce solutions within a specific knowledge area. SIGs are dedicated to researching, developing and disseminating knowledge based on vast experiences of specific topics in the management and organization of IS.


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.


AIS colleges are a communities of colleagues with similar professional interests or roles. Colleges are dedicated to connecting like-minded AIS members to help them excel in their professional endeavors related to the topic of the college.

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