Researchers planning to attend the European Conference on Information Systems this June 14-16 can now do so from the comfort of their own computer monitors. With the COVID-19 pandemic still posing a significant threat, this year’s ECIS 2021 takes place entirely on a virtual platform instead of the traditional in-person meeting.
The ECIS 2021 team approached this issue with the health and safety of our attendees foremost on our minds. We also took into consideration the restrictions imposed by many of our members’ governments and institutions and the uncertainty surrounding the pandemic’s grip on every nation on the planet.
With the valuable help of the AIS, we will meet the challenge of delivering a virtual conference experience for the second consecutive year. While we are disappointed that we will not enjoy Marrakech together this year, we cannot help but marvel at the relevance of the conference theme: Human Values Crisis in a Digitizing World. Indeed! The final program of the conference will be available early May. Our objective is to offer both synchronous and asynchronous sessions, using a platform that facilitates multiple opportunities for engagement and networking.
Finally, we would like to recognize and thank the ECIS 2021 Conference Committee and all volunteers who have already contributed so much to this conference and who will continue to work and innovate in the coming months. This is a critical juncture in the history of the annual ECIS conference and we hope that you will continue to support this annual event with your membership and engagement, so that we can carry on our tradition of contributing to the future of the Information Systems field.