MIS Academic Leadership Conference 2024

MIS Academic Leadership Conference 2024

MIS Academic Leadership Conference 2024

The Annual MIS Academic Leadership Conference (MALC 2024) will be hosted by Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, in Minneapolis, MN on September 26-28th, 2024. MALC is the exclusive forum for MIS academic leaders to network with and learn from each other. The first MALC conference was hosted at the University of Texas at Dallas in 2011, and we are thrilled to bring MALC to the birthplace of MIS at the University of Minnesota. Our goal is to maintain the small and highly interactive format of the conference focusing on the opportunities and challenges facing MIS academic leaders.

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Registration Now Open

We hope you will join us in Minneapolis to network with your peers!

Register for MALC 2024  


Note: Attendance is by invitation only. MALC is appropriate for academics who have leadership responsibility in the MIS discipline. This includes: department chairs; area coordinators and program heads; deans, associate deans, and assistant deans; directors of specific MIS-centric programs ; center directors ; editors of journals ; association leaders.


Conference Schedule

A tentative schedule appears below. More details will be added as they become available. 


Thursday, September 26, 2024

6:00 pm



Friday, September 27, 2024

7:30 am


8:00 am


Gautam Ray, Professor & Chair, Information & Decision Sciences Department, Carlson School of Management

8:30 am

Dean's Welcome

Jamie Prenkert, Dean of the Carlson School of Management

Deans' Panel: Trends and Opportunities for Business Schools in IS, Analytics and AI

Moderator: Ravi Bapna

10:00 am


10:15 am

Research Panel: IS Research Challenges and Opportunities in the Age of Generative AI 

Moderator: Alok Gupta

11:45 am


12:45 pm

Curriculum Innovation and Growth Strategies for MS Programs

Moderator: De Liu 

2:00 pm

Elevating Undergraduate Curriculum 

Moderator: Mani Subramani 



3:45 pm

Building a Diverse Faculty: Challenges and Opportunities

Moderator: Yuqing Ren

5:00 pm

Evening Reception


Saturday, September 28, 2024

8:00 am


8:30 am

PhD Program Vibrancy: Recruitment, Training, Placement in Academia as well as Industry, Cross-Field Competition

Moderator: Shawn Curley

10:00 am

Corporate Engagement and Institutional Advancement (Executive Education, Research Centers and Experiential Learning Groups) 

 Moderator: Soumya Sen

11:30 am

Wrap-up & Box Lunch

Courtyard Mariott in Minneapolis

Conference Hotel

Special conference rate available at:

Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown 

The hotel is about two blocks away from the Carlson School of Management. 

CSOM Building Exterior - Spring 2020

Carlson School

The Carlson School of Management is located at:

321 Nineteenth Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0438

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Contact Us

For questions about this event, please contact:

Information & Decision Sciences Department 

Carlson School of Management