AMCIS is committed to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion among the members of the organizing committee for each of its conferences.
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As of January 2021, 32% of AIS members identified as women and 59% identified as men, with 9% choosing not to indicate. The breakdown of AMCIS 2021 conference volunteers is 43.8% women and 56.3% men.
AMCIS strives to provide a diverse conference committee. Overall, AIS does not request members to identify with any one racioethnic group, however, AMCIS 2021 volunteers represent a diverse cross-section of the field of information systems.
In order to provide AMCIS attendees with a well-rounded offering of events and experiences, the AMCIS committee must be represented by volunteers at various stages in their professional careers.
Finally, AMCIS volunteers must come from a variety of institutions to represent the needs of attendees at both teaching and research universities.
AIS Diversity and Inclusion Statement
- AMCIS is committed to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion among the members of the organizing committee for each of its conferences.
- To do so, each bid proposal and committee structure must include members across conference roles that reflect the diversity of the region of the conference. Future bid proposals will include a section that describes the diversity of its proposed committee. Annual reporting of future conferences should also include a section on committee diversity and inclusion. At a minimum, AMCIS conference committees must report the gender, racioethnic and region diversity of their committees and track chairs in their reports to the AMCIS Executive Committee and on the official conference web site. Other forms of diversity such as differences in career or employment status, academic rank, geographic location, age, biological sex, citizenship, disability, gender identity or expression, language, marital status, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, skin color, and socioeconomic status may be reported.
- Committee Chairs are asked to invite members reflecting many dimensions of diversity as listed in the AIS Diversity and Inclusion Statement. In addition, conference committees should include members from both hemispheres, from different research perspectives and methods (especially for Program Chairs, Doctoral Consortium Chairs, and Track Chairs), and include those who work at and/or earned their terminal degree at a range of research- and teaching-oriented universities.