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MIS Academic Leadership Conference

The 4th Annual MIS Academic Leadership Conference (MALC 2014) will be held in Austin, TX on September 12-13. The goal of the MALC is to provide a forum for academic leaders in MIS to network with and learn from each other. Conference topics will include innovation in information systems (IS), new initiatives to promote IS, and future of IS journals, as well as a keynote panel on opportunities and challenges in IS.

The conference will be held at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center at the University of Texas at Austin. A Welcome Reception will be held on September 11, 6:30-8:30pm in the AT&T Conference Center Ballroom.

Conference attendees can find more information about hotel room blocks on the Accommodations tab below, as well as various Austin attractions and entertainment on the Austin tab.


All events held in AT&T Conference Center, Classroom 202, unless otherwise noted.

Thursday, September 11

6:30-8:30pm Welcome Reception, AT&T Conference Center Ballroom

Friday, September 12

8:30am Breakfast & Registration 
9:00am Welcome Remarks 
9:15am Session: State of Information Systems (IS)
Chair: Alok Gupta, University of Minnesota
Anitesh Barua, University of Texas at Austin
Michael Goul, Arizona State University
Rudy Hirschheim, Louisiana State University
V. (Samba) Sambamurthy, Michigan State University
10:30am Break 
10:45am Session: Innovation in Information Systems 
Chair: Arun Rai, Georgia State University
Alex Tuzhilin, New York University
Munir Mandviwalla, Temple University
Kim Normann Andersen, Copenhagen Business School
12:00pm Lunch + Keynote by Bob Metcalfe, University of Texas at Austin
1:15pm Session:  Opportunities and challenges in Information Systems
Chair: Huseyin Tanriverdi, University of Texas at Austin
Amit Basu, Southern Methodist University
Ramesh Venkatraman, Indiana University
Ji-Ye Mao, Remnin University
Molly Wasko, University of Alabama at Birmingham
2:30pm Break 
2:45pm Session: New Initiatives to Promote Information Systems
Chair: Joey George, Iowa State University
Indranil Bardhan, University of Texas at Dallas
Lorne Olfman, Claremont Graduate University
Rich Wilson, Oklahoma State University
4:00pm Break 
4:15pm Association for Information Systems Update
Jane Fedorowicz, Bentley College
6:30pm Dinner, Red Mccombs Red Zone

Saturday, September 13


8:30am Breakfast
9:00am Deans' Panel: Information Systems Leading the University
Chair: Prabhudev Konana, University of Texas at Austin
Maryam Alavi, Georgia Institute of Technology
Bruce Weber, University of Delaware
10:15am Break 
10:30am Session: Future of Information Systems Journals
Chair: Sirkka Jarvenpaa, University of Texas at Austin
Paolo Goes, University of Arizona
Dorothy Leidner, Baylor University
Ritu Agarwal, University of Maryland
Virpi Tuunainen, Aalto University 
11:45am Closing Remarks 
12:30pm Conference ends (lunch boxes provided)


AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center
1900 University Avenue, Austin, TX 78705
Website: AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center
Phone: 512-404-3600

DoubleTree Suites
303 W. 15th Street, Austin, TX 78701
Website: DoubleTree Suites
Phone: 800-222-8733

The Star of Texas Inn & Austin Folk House
611 W. 22nd Street, Austin, TX 78705
Website: Star of Texas Inn
Phone: 866-472-6700

Additional Accommodations

Hotel Ella
1900 Rio Grande, Austin, TX 78705
Website: Hotel Ella
Phone: 800-311-1619

Radisson Hotel & Suites
111 E. Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, TX 78701
Website: Radisson Hotel
Phone: 512-478-9611

Hilton Austin
500 East 4th Street, Austin, TX 78701
Website: Hilton Austin
Phone: 512-482-8000

Four Seasons Hotel
98 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701
Website: Four Seasons Austin
Phone: 512-478-4500



Lady Bird Lake
Visit Austin
Yelp Austin

Event Calendars

Austin Chronicle Events Calendar

Area Golf Courses


Barton Creek Golf
Website: Barton Creek
Phone: 866-572-7369

Falconhead Golf Club
Website: Falconhead
Phone: 512-402-1558

Morris Williams Golf Course
Website: Morris Williams
Phone: 512-974-TEEE (8333)

Teravista Golf Club
Website: Teravista
Phone: 512-651-9850

Wolfdancer Golf Club
Website: Wolfdancer
Phone: 512-308-WOLF


Balcones Country Club
Website: Balcones
Phone: 512-258-2775

Onion Creek Club
Website: Onion Creek
Phone: 512-282-2150

University of Texas Golf Club
Website: UT Golf Club
Phone: 512-266-6464


The MIS Academic Leadership Conference is appropriate for academics who have leadership responsibility in the MIS discipline. This includes:

  • Department Chairs
  • Area coordinators and program heads
  • Deans, Associate Deans, and Assistant Deans
  • Directors of specific MIS-centric programs
  • Center directors
  • Journal editors
  • Association leaders

Dates and Location

  • September 11, 2014 - Evening Reception
  • September 12, 2014 - Main Conference
  • September 13, 2014 - Conference ends at Noon
Ballroom and Classroom 203
AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center

Note: Parking validation at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center will be provided. Please present your ticket to the Registration Desk.


  • Complimentary registration includes meals and conference-related local transportation
  • You are responsible for transportation to Austin, and hotel