Big XII+ MIS Research Symposium

April 10, 11 & 12, 2015

Registration closed March 6th

The thirteenth Annual Big XII+ MIS Research Symposium will be held from April 10 through April 12, 2015 at Iowa State University. The Management Information Systems Faculty at the College of Business is hosting this year’s symposium. As is Big XII+ tradition, activities will commence with a reception for all attendees on the evening of April 10, followed by the symposium on April 11 and April 12 (half day).


Other Deadlines

Deadline for selecting contact person: Friday, January 30, 2015
Deadline for nominating students/junior faculty presenters: Friday, February 20, 2015. 
Deadline for paper submission Monday March 2, 2015.


Symposium Objectives

The symposium will provide an informal setting for networking and will focus on research presentations by junior faculty members and Ph.D. students. It will also provide a forum to learn about ongoing research at other Big XII+ schools, identify areas for research collaboration, and provide a collegial environment to advance MIS teaching. Prominent researchers from Big XII+ MIS programs will attend the meetings and participate in both panels and general discussions. The conference will not require a registration fee, and meals will be provided by the Supply Chain and Information Systems department in the College of Business during the duration of the symposium.


Doctoral students are encouraged to present their research papers to obtain feedback from senior faculty at fellow Big XII+ institutions. For programs which do not have a doctoral program, junior faculty can present their research papers as well.


Symposium Co-Chairs

Kevin Scheibe () & Zhengrui Jiang (), Management Information Systems, College of Business, Iowa State University.


Symposium Venue

Gerdin Business Building, College of Business, Iowa State University



We have reserved a block of rooms at Gateway Hotel and Conference Center. (800) FOR-AMES -or- (515) 292-8600

The Group rate for a Standard Double Queen or King is $110, each additional occupant increases the room rate by $10. This rate includes a hot breakfast. A shuttle from the hotel to the venue will be available.


Make your reservations by March 20, 2015, and let them know you are with the Big XII MIS Research Conference to obtain this rate.



Executive Express will provide transportation between the Des Moines International Airport and the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center (round trip) for a fee. If this interests you, please register in advance online


Friday Evening Reception

Reception at the South Prairie Room at the Gateway Hotel from 6:00-8:30pm


Saturday Night Dinner

Symposium Dinner: Scheman Building with cocktail hour and tour of the museum starting at 5:00; Shuttle buses will leave from Gerdin at 4:45. 



Continental breakfast will be available at the Gerdin Business Building on Saturday and Sunday. If you stay at the Gateway Hotel, there is a hot breakfast available as part of your room cost. 



Please note that lunch will be served at the symposium venue both Saturday and Sunday.