Attending Conferences this Summer?

I thought that this might be a good place to begin a dialogue to discuss who’s going to what conference this summer. Feel free to post comments to this message if you plan to go to any conference, including AMCIS or the OCIS. Please leave comments about interesting tracks and minitracks you plan to attend.

Click here to go to the Web site for the AMCIS 2009 Tracks.

Click here to go to the Web site for the OCIS 2009 Meeting Program.

For anyone who is attending for the first time, feel free to ask more experienced conference goers burning questions you may have about the conference atmosphere, dress code, etc.

Concerning the OCIS conference, the New Doctoral Student Consortium seems to be a popular event this year. There’s currently a wait list because the event has reached maximum capacity!

I’m looking forward to receiving comments on interesting tracks, workshops, you plan to attend! 😉


AOM: New Doctoral Student Consortium

I’m sure you’ve already received notification, but I wanted to be sure that I pass along registration information for the All-Academy New Doctoral Student Consortium. Registration is now open for first and second year students.

The website is:

Friday, July 10 is the deadline for AOM 2009 Early Registration

The deadline to register at the early rate, and reserve your housing for the 2009 Annual Meeting is this Friday, July 10, 2009. Registrations postmarked, or received after this date are subject to the onsite fees. Register by clicking on the following website link:


The Fairmont and Swissotel properties have recently reduced conference room rates! There are still rooms available, so please go to to secure your sleeping room prior to July 10, 2009 to benefit from the reduced room rates. The Academy of Management would like to remind you how important it is to book your hotel room through the AOM Housing Bureau. Staying “within the block” is not only a convenient way to help you stay connected with activities and networking opportunities during the meeting, it also helps keep your meeting costs as low as possible.


Please note the change to the Exhibits schedule. Exhibits will now be open Saturday – Monday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Visit this year’s Exhibits Hall to see the latest products and services from over 80 exhibitors. The Exhibit Hall offers networking opportunities, Exhibitor Passport raffle prizes, coffees breaks, internet stations, and conference materials. For more information, and to print your Exhibitor Passport, visit our website at: Come join the fun and you may go home a lucky winner!

PDW Registration:

Register online for Professional Development Workshops requiring additional enrollment. For a list of these sessions and to register visit You MUST be registered for the Annual Meeting first in order to sign up for these workshops.

Program Updates:

Join us Sunday morning, August 9, for the AOM Presidential Address and Awards Ceremony to kick off the 2009 Meeting. Breakfast will be served prior to the event. We also invite you to attend the Closing Reception on Tuesday, August 11, for an exciting night of entertainment, networking and refreshments. With these new events at the Annual Meeting, there will no longer be a Presidential Luncheon. For more program highlights, please visit

The 2009 Annual Meeting Program is now available online. You can view it by visiting Members attending the meeting will receive the printed program onsite. Onsite registration will open on Friday, August 7, at 8:00am in order to accommodate the distribution of the printed programs in advance of PDW sessions.

Accepted papers are now available to meeting registrants prior to the Annual Meeting in August. Some of these papers have supplements such as slideshow or PowerPoint associated with them. We hope that this will generate more discussion and interaction during the sessions. Please note: some papers are not available due to lack of author consent.

Going Green:

The Chicago Local Arrangements Committee (LAC) is supporting the Meeting theme by not producing t-shirts and asks that you make a difference with your contribution to this year’s charity, Growing Power, Inc., an organization of local Chicago area residents growing their own healthy food, right in the heart of the metro area! Check out their website to learn more, or to make a donation To further our greening efforts please be sure to visit the Go Green site: and find out what simple steps you can take to go green, including how you can reduce and offset your carbon footprint and sign up to participate in the Green Community Project!


Association Travel Concepts (ATC) is a full service travel agency that provides personalized service, advance seat assignments, special meal requests, frequent flier program updates, electronic ticketing, and MORE. To make your travel arrangements, or for more information, please visit the following website:

If you have any special needs, please contact us at We will work to accommodate members who require added assistance, such as electric scooters.  If you require a scooter, please visit the Annual Meeting website at and click on Plan to Attend and then Local Arrangements Committee for more details on obtaining a scooter.

We look forward to seeing you in Chicago!