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AMCIS 2011 Presentation. Detroit, Michigan U.S.A. Conference Chairs. Co-Chairs:  Vallabh Sambamurthy , Michigan State University Mohan Tanniru , Oakland University . Program Co-Chairs:  Paulo Goes , University of Connecticut Balaji Rajagopalan , Oakland University.

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Amcis 2011 presentation

AMCIS 2011 Presentation

Detroit, Michigan U.S.A.

Conference chairs
Conference Chairs

  • Co-Chairs: 

    • Vallabh Sambamurthy, Michigan State University

    • Mohan Tanniru, Oakland University

  • Program Co-Chairs: 

    • Paulo Goes, University of Connecticut

    • Balaji Rajagopalan, Oakland University

  • Doctoral Co-Consortium Chairs: 

    • Alok Gupta, University of Minnesota

    • Katherine Stewart, University of Maryland

ACMIS Detroit 2011

Why detroit
Why Detroit?

  • Largest urban redevelopment boom in the country with over $20 billion spent

  • Recently named by American Stylereaders as one of the top 25 arts destinations in the nation

  • City is capable of handling large crowds as proven by other events who have chosen to host their event in Detroit including:

    • 2004 – 35th Ryder Cup Matches

    • 2005 – Major League Baseball’s All Star Game

    • 2006 – Super Bowl XL

    • 2008 – PGA Championship Golf Tournament, IEEE-EMC Society, Environmental Protection Agency, Council of Engineering & Scientific Society Executives (CESSE)

    • 2009 – NCAA Men’s Final Four Basketball Championship

    • 2010 - American Mensa Ltd., Air Carriers Purchasing Conference

ACMIS Detroit 2011

Why detroit1
Why Detroit?

The Summertime Weather

76°F | 68°F

82°F | 71°F

72°F | 66°F

71°F | 63°F

Average Temperature: 72°F Humidity: 40%

ACMIS Detroit 2011

Why detroit2

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW): 

Is a90 minute flight from 60% of nation’s population

Serves 36 million passengers to over 116 US cities and 15 cities in Japan, Europe and Canada

Opening a new state-of-the-art second terminal in 2008. One of the 1st terminals to open since 9-11 security measures have been implemented

Why Detroit?


Easy to Travel To

ACMIS Detroit 2011

Why detroit3
Why Detroit?

Affordable to Travel To


Flights costs derived from with a one month advance notice. Wednesday arrival Sunday departure. Where possible, nonstop flights were priced and recorded.

ACMIS Detroit 2011

Why detroit4
Why Detroit?

Exciting Activities

ACMIS Detroit 2011

Why detroit5
Why Detroit?

Detroit People Mover (DPM) fully automated light rail system that operates on an elevated single track loop in Detroit's central business district. Round trip on the system is approximately 15 minutes and headway ranges from 3 to 4 minutes. Average dwell at each station is 20 seconds. All vehicles and stations are handicapped accessible. People Mover fare is $.50

Easy to Get Around

ACMIS Detroit 2011

Conference venue
Conference Venue

Detroit Marriott - Renaissance Center

The Marriott is located in the GM Renaissance Center which offers guests an easy access to a variety of downtown shops, restaurants and services.

ACMIS Detroit 2011

Detroit marriott renaissance center updates
Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center - Updates

  • Conference Hold Dates: 

    • Thursday August 4th to Sunday August 8, 2011

  • Room Rates: 

    • $179 per night (USD)

  • Renovations in Progress: 

    • 2008 – Guest room bathrooms, new main lobby, main restaurant

    • 2009 – Guest rooms

ACMIS Detroit 2011

Social event options
Social Event Options

  • Many choices available within walking distance and/or People Mover distance including:

  • Detroit Princess Riverboat Cruise (walking distance from Marriott)

  • Detroit Tiger Baseball Game (via People Mover)

  • Chrysler Car Museum (within Marriott hotel)

  • Wintergarden and Outdoor Plaza (within Marriott hotel)

ACMIS Detroit 2011

Agenda schedule

Pre-Conference Activities:

Doctoral Consortium, MIS Camp, Workshops, Ancillary Groups Meetings, Executive Committee Meeting


Following traditional AMCIS programs, AMCIS 2011 will include:

  • Paper Tracks

  • Panel Tracks, and

  • Tutorials

ACMIS Detroit 2011

Budget information
Budget Information

  • Marriott meeting room fees: 

    • It is assumed that future negotiations with the hotel, will result in zero fees relating to meeting rooms and/or hotel related social event room(s) fees.

  • Conference registration fees: 

    • Registration fees will remain within past traditional AMCIS fee ranges, and will be determined in conjunction with AMCIS Finance Director.

ACMIS Detroit 2011

Estimated attendee costs
Estimated Attendee Costs

ACMIS Detroit 2011

Thank you questions
Thank You & Questions

ACMIS Detroit 2011