Wilmington NC Cape Fear River

2011 ISECON / CONISAR Conferences
Shared Program Items

November 3 to 6, 2011
Wilmington North Carolina

Welcome to ISECON/CONISAR 2011

As the Conference Chair for both ISECON and CONISAR Conferences, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the 28th Information Systems Educators Conference (ISECON) and 4th Conference on Information Systems Applied Research (CONISAR) in Wilmington North Carolina. I want to extend a warm welcome to all IS/CS/IT colleagues who share an interest in improving IS education and research.

ISECON brings information educators from all over the world to share ideas on IS education. The conference is the largest continuously running conference for IS Educators, with over 25 years of fostering discussion and research on the many facets of IS education. Some of the topics include pedagogical research, curriculum guidelines, assessment, and distance education.

CONISAR brings academics as well as Information Technology professionals together to discuss emerging trends in Information Systems Research. I look forward to this conference continuing to grow and serve a need of our fellow researchers and upcoming PhD students.

A conference of this size is the work of many individuals. As chair I am honored to work with such a talented team of volunteers. As you participate this weekend, please say a thank you to the individuals of this great team: Kevin Jetton, conference meeting planner/coordinator and FITE President; Scott Hunsinger, CONISAR papers chair; Li-Jen Shannon our new ISECON papers chair and her assistant Muhammad Miah; Terri Lenox and Chuck Woratschek, new member welcoming committee; Mike Smith, IS Teaching Case leader; best papers chairs – Bill Tastle and Gerald DeHondt II; our Wilmington host committee of Bryan Reinicke, Judith Gebauer, Douglas Kline and Ulku Yaylacicegi, and the officers/volunteers of FITE who are working the registration desk. If you would like to be part of ISECON/CONISAR 2012 in New Orleans please just step up and volunteer.

We are especially pleased to have the return of our supporters. Special thanks for Cengage, University of North Carolina Wilmington, IBM, Pearson Education, Wiley and Murach Publishing for their support of IS Education. Please visit their exhibits and workshops.

Please take time to visit the historical sites of downtown Wilmington as well as the Atlantic Ocean which is only a 10 mile drive from downtown Wilmington. If there is anything I can do to make your time more rewarding at the 2011 Conferences, don’t hesitate to ask.

Tom Janicki
ISECON/CONISAR Conferences Chair
University of North Carolina Wilmington