To help make your first ICIS experience more enjoyable, we invite you to explore the following collection of resources below including an invitation to the Member Connect networking event, a recording of the ICIS 2022 Insights event with location- and ICIS-specific tips, and a series of Frequently Asked Questions. We look forward to meeting you soon!
First Time Attendee Event Recording:
Member Connect Invite:
AIS Member Connect – Meet your networks!
December 11, 2022 – 17:00 – 18:00 CET – Copenhagen, Denmark (UTC/GMT +1)
This informal networking event provides AIS members with an opportunity to meet colleagues who share similar research interests and professional goals. Small group conversations provide an easy way to meet fellow members while learning more about the smaller networks that make AIS members successful.
If you plan to be in Copenhagen, Denmark for ICIS, please join us for this networking reception designed to help you meet your AIS networks.
No additional registration is needed!
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What does my conference registration include?
Full conference registration includes attendance to the welcome reception and social event, access to the paper sessions, keynotes, and awards programs, as well as conference-provided meals.
Where do I check in when I arrive?
To pick up your conference badge and materials, please visit the AIS Registration Desk in Foyer F5 of the Bella Center. Registration hours are all noted in CET – Copenhagen, Denmark (UTC/GMT +1). Time Zone Converter
- Friday, December 9, 15:00 – 18:00
- Saturday, December 10, 7:00 – 18:00
- Sunday, December 11, 7:00 – 19:00
- Monday, December 12, 7:00 – 18:00
- Tuesday, December 13, 7:00 – 18:00
- Wednesday, December 17, 8:00 – 12:30
Is there a printed conference program?
The ICIS 2022 conference program can be found online via the mobile app (desktop version also available). Please visit the Mobile App page for short videos on how to create your own personal schedule, how to print the program, and more.
Where do I go if I have a conference related question?
Please visit the registration desk in Foyer F5 or you can ask a volunteer for assistance.
What do the color-coded lanyards at registration represent?
At registration, you will have the opportunity to select a color-coded lanyard to signal your preferences for comfort and safety. Lanyard color represents your level of comfort of distancing with other attendees whether you are comfortable with handshakes/hugs, fist bumps or simply chatting.
- Green: handshakes/hugs
- Yellow: fist bumps
- Red: chat only
Is there anything I should know about the Exhibit Hall?
Visiting ICIS 2022 exhibitors is a great way to learn more about the latest trends in the discipline. First-time attendees are encouraged to stop by the AIS Membership booth during regular exhibit hours to pick up a small welcome gift while supplies last. Stop by the AIS membership booth to say hello!
A representative from Wonderful Copenhagen will be present during exhibit hours. Please stop by to ask questions should you need local information/recommendations.
What happens at the Senior Scholar Slam?
Up to 40 members of the AIS College of Senior Scholars take one minute to do a personal introduction and highlight one of their hobbies or personal interests.
What happens at the Social Event?
The ICIS 2022 Social Event is a time to celebrate our time together. The night at Øksenhallen will feature live music, delicious food with vegetarian and vegan options, games, camaraderie and more. Please be sure to bring your name badges as name badges are required for entry.
Do you have any tips for networking while I’m at ICIS?
Paper sessions and workshops naturally bring together people with similar research interests but that is only one way to meet colleagues at the conference. Please consider joining new colleagues and leaders from the AIS Special Interest Groups, Chapters, and Colleges at the Member Connect networking event on Sunday, December 11. The group leaders are there specifically to meet folks like you who might be interested in learning more about their group.
What should I wear to the conference?
- In December, the temperature in Copenhagen is typically around 0-5° Celsius (32-40° Fahrenheit), though it often feels colder due to the wind. Snow is possible, though not likely.
- It’s best to bring warm, windproof clothes for outside activities (e.g., for your way to the social event)
- For the conference itself, most attendees wear casual chic or business casual. Participants who present a paper or have job interviews at ICIS often business attire.
What types of activities are available in the city?
While visiting Copenhagen, you are invited to explore Copenhagen’s classic tourist attractions, iconic Danish design, world-class cuisine, and hidden gems. We have gathered the best information for you about local attractions on the ICIS 2022 Visit Copenhagen page.
Are there any events specifically for first-time attendees?
A recording of the ICIS 2022 Insights: Welcome to first time attendees! Online event is available below. During the 30-minute session, conference organizers, volunteers, and staff provided practical information and advice for a successful conference experience.
The AIS Doctoral Student College has created these FAQs especially for Doctoral Students experiencing ICIS for the first time:
Are there dedicated social events for doctoral students?
- Yes, the Doctoral Student Corner offers a series of events dedicated to doctoral students. We have events such as more casual networking hangouts only for Ph.D. students but also roundtables and panels where senior scholars give students their advice.
- Additionally, this year’s ICIS offers a separate Welcome Reception just for doctoral students.
Looking back, what do you wish you had known about your first ICIS?
- Most of us are intimidated by these huge social gatherings; there are moments when you might be overwhelmed or feel insecure. This is normal, and the best way to deal with it is to approach other participants and try to connect with others as fast as possible.
- Finding a few friendly colleagues to attend social events with as a group means you don’t have to go on your own. If someone is on their own, take the small risk and ask if they would like to join you!
- Networking is one of the biggest parts of conferences; it’s not just about finding the right paper presentation to attend.
Is there a dress code for the conference or social event?
- Not really. Most attendees wear casual chic or business casual.
- Participants who present a paper or have job interviews at ICIS often wear more business attire, i.e., classic suits.
How do you find the best sessions to go to?
- There are several strategies. But due to the high number of sessions, you should plan a little in advance what you want to attend. For example, identify the tracks that interest you and look specifically for the session in this track. Or search the conference app for keywords or author names that interest you.
Is it risky to ask "stupid questions" in a paper Q&A?
- There are no stupid questions. If there is an opportunity, you can talk to the presenter after the session. However, you should ensure that requests do not swamp the author/presenter.