Best Debut Paper Award

If this year’s ACIS-South Conference will mark the first time you have presented at any ACIS conference (national or regional), you are eligible to enter the competition for the Best Debut Paper Award. To do so, please send to the conference organizer, Jonathan Allison, an electronic version of the paper you will present in early March—the actual version, not a longer exploration of the same topic. The deadline for receipt of entries is 5:00 pm Eastern on Friday, February 10, 2017. The email address is; and the subject line should read "Debut Paper Submission." Entries will be read by an illustrious, multi-disciplinary panel of judges. The result announcement will occur during the conference's business lunch. In addition to securing a point of distinction for her or his professional résumé, the winner will receive a full refund of the conference registration fee.