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Doctoral Consortium

About the ACIS 2023 Doctoral Consortium

The ACIS Doctoral consortium provides PhD students with an opportunity to present their work and obtain feedback from other doctoral students and senior IS scholars from other universities. The participants will also be exposed to the academic and research career and pathways from formal and informal sessions. They will also have opportunities to establish friendships and research collaborations with other participants.

ACIS 2023 Doctoral Consortium Program

Sunday, 3rd December 2023  
9:00am – 9:45am Welcome and Opening Remarks
Meet & Greet activity
1-minute – Elevator Pitch
9:45am – 10:30am Plenary Talk: Andrew Burton-Jones
10.30am –11:00am Morning Tea / Networking
11:00am – 1.00pm

Student Presentations/Breakout Session #1

1:00pm – 2:00pm LUNCH
2:00pm – 4:00pm

Student Presentations/Breakout Session #2

4:00pm – 4.30pm Afternoon Tea / Networking
4:30pm – 5:15pm Open Session – Q&A
5:15pm – 5:30pm Day 1 closing
Monday, 4th December 2023

9:00am – 9:45am


Plenary Talk: “PhD: Tips and Traps” – Helana Scheepers

9:45am – 10:30am

Panel: “Impacts of AI on Research Practice”

Chair: Rens Scheepers

Panellists: Ofir Turel, Michael Winikoff, Helana Scheepers, Jason Thatcher

10:30am – 10:50am Morning Tea / Networking
10:50am – 11:20am

Workshop: “Building Academic Career”

Chair: Maja Krtalic

11:20am – 12:00pm

Panel: “Publication Strategies”

Chair: Sherah Kurnia

Panellists: Maja Krtalic, Stan Karanasios, Andrew Burton-Jones, James Thong

12:00pm – 1:30pm LUNCH
1:30pm – 2:15pm

Plenary Talk: “A Life of the Mind’ in Academia: Stoicism for Doctoral Candidates & Early Career Researchers”Rodney Clarke

2:15pm – 3pm

AAIS Presentation – Rodney Clarke (President, AAIS)

AJIS Presentation – Karlheinz Kautz (Editor-in-Chief, AJIS)

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm ‘ACPHIS 2023 PhD Medal winner’
3:15 pm – 3:45 pm Afternoon Tea/Networking
3:45 pm – 4:00 pm Wrap-up & Closing
4 pm – 5 pm Social activities

2023 Doctoral Consortium Chairs:

  • Sherah Kurnia, The University of Melbourne
  • Rens Scheepers, Deakin University
  • Maja Krtalic, Victoria University of Wellington

Consortium Faculty Mentors (in Alphabetical Order)

  • Andrew Burton-Jones, University of Queensland (Opening Keynote)
  • Helena Scheepers, Swinburne University of Technology (Closing Keynote)
  • Annette Mills, University of Canterbury
  • Felix Tan, Auckland University of Technology
  • James Thong, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Jason Thatcher, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Ofir Turel, University of Melbourne
  • Peter Seddon, University of Melbourne
  • Stan Karanasios, University of Queensland


Day 1, Sunday 3 December 2023, 9-5 pm: Rutherford House, Victoria University of Wellington
Day 2, Monday 4th December 2023, 9-5 pm: Thistle Inn