Conferences Chair Welcome to ISECON / CONISAR 2013

As the Conference Chairs for both ISECON and CONISAR Conferences, it is our pleasure to welcome you to the 30th Information Systems Educators Conference (ISECON) and 5th Conference on Information Systems Applied Research (CONISAR) in San Antonio, Texas. We 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 close to 30 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. We look forward to this conference continuing to grow and serve a need of our fellow researchers and upcoming Ph.D students.

A conference of this size is the work of many individuals. As chairs we are 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 and expanded team: Kevin Jetton, conference meeting planner/coordinator; Scott Hunsinger, CONISAR papers chair; Muhammed Miah and Jeffry Babb our new ISECON papers chairs and their assistant Olga Petkova; 'Packy' Laverty, workshops; Ken Corley, panels; Mike Smith, abstracts; Tony Serapiglia and Cameron Lawrence teaching cases Eric Breimer, webmaster; and finally to Gary White our local host committee chair who assisted us in many endeavors to make your conference more enjoyable. If you would like to be part of ISECON/CONISAR 2014 in Baltimore please just step up and volunteer.

We are especially pleased to have the return of our supporters. Special thanks for Pearson, EMC, NetApp, ICCP, IBM, Cengage, Wiley and Murach Publishing for their support of IS Education. Please visit their exhibits and workshops. Thank you to Brian Reithel for leading this effort.

If there is anything we can do to make your time more rewarding at the 2013 Conferences, don’t hesitate to ask.

Tom Janicki and Leslie (Wag) Waguespack
2013 ISECON/CONISAR Conferences Chairs