A Brief History of the Midwest Association for Information Systems: 2005-2020
The Midwest Association for Information Systems (MWAIS), founded in 2005, was recognized as an outstanding chapter of the Association for Information Systems (AIS) for all five years of the award (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018). MWAIS continues to grow and serve academics in the Midwest and the surrounding region through annual conferences, meetings and receptions at national and international conferences, and through its journal, Journal of the Midwest Association for Information Systems (JMWAIS). This article briefly describes the impetus and actors instrumental in the creation of the association and the current state of MWAIS, its conferences, and the journal.
This article is published as Paul, C., Hosack, B., & Scheibe, K.P. (2020). A Brief History of the Midwest Association for Information Systems: 2005-2020. Journal of the Midwest Association for Information Systems| Volume 2020, Issue 1, pp. 45-55. Posted with permission.