AIS Diversity and Inclusion Statement
The open exchange of ideas and the freedom of thought and expression are central to the aims and goals of the AIS community. These require an environment that recognizes the inherent worth of every person and a group that fosters dignity, understanding, mutual respect, and that embraces diversity. The AIS community is committed to enabling and promoting all AIS members’ full participation in the activities, groups, and decision-making of the AIS without distinction and/or discrimination on the basis of individual or group differences.
Conferences play an important role in disseminating knowledge and promoting communication and interactions among AIS members. The AIS community is concerned about discriminatory legislation, biased and/or inequitable practices in various locations. In support of providing inclusive and non-discriminatory experiences at AIS conferences and events, the AIS will work with conference organizers to identify and address location-related issues to the best of its ability and to communicate unresolved issues to AIS members.
Diversity means all the individual or group differences that characterize current and future membership of the Association for Information Systems (AIS) community. These include, but are not limited to, differences in career or employment status, academic rank, geographic location, age, biological sex, citizenship, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, language, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, skin color, and socioeconomic status.
Inclusion means that all AIS members can be involved and participate in any and all AIS activities and groups, depending on their interests and wishes. All AIS members will have their voices heard and valued and have fair and reasonable opportunities to influence AIS policies and decision-making.
Click here for the Diversity and Inclusion Report on Recommendations for AIS Communities.