Workshops & Ancillary Meetings

ADDITIONAL AMCIS WORKSHOPS & ANCILLARY MEETINGS While registering for AMCIS 2021, be sure to review the many exciting workshops and ancillary meetings being offered! If you have previously registered for AMCIS 2021, but would like to modify your registration by adding on a meeting, please follow the steps below:

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  4. Click Modify
  5. Click Attendee Selections
  6. Select the preferred Ancillary Meetings & Workshops
  7. Select the “Save & Proceed to Checkout” button

Monday, August 9

SIG Culture Meeting

Monday, August 9, 2021- 8:00 AM- 9:30 AM EDT

AMCIS SIG Culture Business Meeting
Open to all SIG Culture Members

A Gentle Introduction to Ethereum and Smart Contracts

Monday, August 9, 2021- 1:00 PM-4:00 PM EDT

This workshop provides a hands-on opportunity to learn about the inner workings of the blockchain network Ethereum, including the use of its cryptocurrency Ether and the development of basic smart contracts using the Solidity programming language.

Tuesday, August 10

SIG DSA Lessons Learned from VPs of Analytics (PDS)

Tuesday, August 10, 2021- 7:30 AM-9:30 AM EDT

As we continue to forge ahead with our data-informed environment, we have learned some key lessons in analytics and AI over the recent years that can better position us for the years ahead. This symposium will feature invited VPs and other senior leaders of Analytics of leading organizations to share their insights on their successes, failures, and promises for the next generation of Analytics/IS professionals.

A Workshop on Coding Casual and Process

Tuesday, August 10, 2021- 8:00 AM-9:30 AM EDT

A workshop on coding causal and process models as graphs for enhanced literature reviewing by the Theory Research Exchange (T-Rex) project team.

SIG ITProjMgmt- Social Event

Tuesday, August 10, 2021- 5:00 PM-6:00 PM EDT

Join us for the annual get together of the SIG ITProjMgmt, where we invite members of the academia and the industry to connect each other. This is a great way for members to stay in touch and network for potential collaboration opportunities.

Women’s Networking Session

Tuesday, August 10, 2021- 5:00 PM-6:00 PM EDT

Women’s Networking Session: open to all conference participants

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Helping Students Get Their Heads in the Cloud with AWS

Wednesday, August 11, 2021- 7:30 AM-9:00 AM EDT

Cloud computing has quickly become a significant portion of enterprise infrastructure and a desired skill for information systems students. Here, we will discuss our experiences with incorporating cloud computing in our courses. We will look at the specific topics that have worked well, issues that we encountered and resources that we have found helpful. In particular, we will present educational resources that are available from various cloud providers and particularly from Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) for IS Research

Wednesday, August 11, 2021- 3:00 PM-6:00 PM EDT

Qualitative comparative analysis (QCA), a set-theoretic method to build a configurational theory, has been drawing increasing attention of IS researchers interested in investigating these complex digital phenomena using a configurational approach within a systems perspective. QCA integrates the strengths of both case-oriented qualitative methods and variable-oriented quantitative methods. This workshop will foster discussion about how QCA can help IS researchers build novel, richer theories and help IS scholars apply QCA to their research.

SIG OSRA Annual General Meeting

Wednesday, August 11, 2021- 3:00 PM-4:30 PM

Annual general meeting of SIG OSRA – open to SIG OSRA members and everyone who is interested in getting involved.

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Annual SIGHealth Business Meeting

Thursday, August 12, 2021- 4:00 PM- 5:30 PM EDT

Annual SIGHealth Business Meeting, which is open to all past, present, and future SIG members.

Foundations of Process Theory

Thursday, August 12, 2021- 4:00 PM-6:00 PM EDT

This workshop presents (1) an understanding of theory; (2) the nature of process and identification of various types thereof; (3) how IS is a domain exemplified by process and why process theory should be welcomed in IS; (4) approaches to studying IS phenomena as process theory; and (5) developing “infrastructure’ for evaluating process theory and establishing its credibility. Session will be participative and focus on participants’ areas of interest.

Participants will submit a short paragraph describing their interest in the topic and how they might use its content in the future.

SIG Health Business Meeting

Thursday, August 12, 2021- 4:00 PM-5:30 PM

Annual SIGHealth Business Meeting, which is open to all past, present, and future SIG members.

Friday, August 13, 2021

SIG Lead Annual Meeting

Friday, August 13, 2021- 9:00 AM

Annual Meeting of SIG Leadership in IT