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The Association for Information Systems (AIS) is an international, not-for-profit, professional association established in 1994 with the mission to serve society through the advancement of knowledge and thereby promote the excellence of the practice and study of information systems. Membership is made up primarily of academic educators, researchers, and institutions that specialize in information systems (IS) development, implementation, and evaluation. The association has members in more than 90 countries, and is led by a president who is annually elected from one of three world regions—the Americas, Europe and Africa, and Asia-Pacific—in a rotating fashion. The administration of the Council is made up of elected functional vice-presidents and other officers and council members who are elected from all the three regions. The Information Systems (AMCIS), which is located at different sites in North, Central, and South America. The Association publishes 9 academic journals and others are affiliated journals. The history of any academic field plays an important role in shaping the field’s present state and giving the field its unique identity. The Information Systems (IS) field has a very unique and rich history. It is important for an individual involved to study its past to understand its present, and to guide its possible future. AIS has started a project to collect, preserve, interpret, write and disseminate the history of the IS field. AIS hopes to maintain the legacy and heritage of the IS field by starting now when many pioneers in our field are still among us. The Association for Information Systems (AIS) has a mission to serve society through the advancement of knowledge and the promotion of excellence in the practice and study of information systems. AIS is the premier professional association for individuals and organizations who lead the research, teaching, practice, and study of information systems worldwide AIS has members from approximately 100 countries, and is comprised of three regions. Region 1 including North, South, and Central America, Region 2 includes Europe, the Middle East, and Africa while Region 3 includes Asia and the Pacific.