ACIS-West 2012: Park City, Utah Conference Was a Great Success!




The 28th Annual ACIS-West Conference held in Park City, Utah this last weekend was a great success. We had a great turnout, and there were many stellar presentations, including an insightful keynote by Dr. Andrew Murphy.

The location was unreal, as you can see in the picture above.

Please feel free to send me pictures ( so I can post some more of our great time here and on the Facebook page (, or post your own and make sure to tag us (ACIS West).

We’re in the process of putting together the old issues of SIAR, and are fine tuning our process to accept submissions for the revived, online, peer-reviewed journal of SIAR. You can see our Facebook page for SIAR here:

A Call for Papers for SIAR will be posted shortly on this ACIS-West WordPress site, and on the above sites as well. The deadline for papers is December 1st. Send papers to Jodi Chilson ( with SIAR somewhere in the subject line. The journal is peer-reviewed and will be published twice a year; once in the winter and once in the summer.

Dr. Robert Tracy and Rebecca Tracy were the first recipients of the ACIS-West Foundational Scholar Award! Dr. Helen Lojek gave a wonderful speech in their honor with words and praises from our colleagues who were unable to attend, including Anne and Trevor Weekes and Christopher Murray and his lovely wife.

Two Williard Potts and Don Jordan Memorial Emerging Scholar Awards were given. One to an outstanding master’s paper given by Sarah Kate Anderson, and the second to a year-old doctorate Dr. Justin Dolan Stover, my in-state colleague at ISU. Congrats! Well-earned.

Next year’s conference will in in San Francisco. Spread the word.

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