MWAIS CONFERENCE, ST. LOUIS, MAY 17-18, 2018
The 13th Annual Conference of the Midwest AIS will be held in St. Louis, Missouri, and is sponsored by the College of Business Administration at the University of Missouri – St. Louis (UMSL). MWAIS 2018 will provide an intimate environment to facilitate the sharing of ideas, and close interaction among participants. About 100 participants are expected from throughout the Midwest US, the neighboring states and Canadian provinces, and beyond.
With nearly 17,000 students, UMSL is the largest public research university in eastern Missouri. It provides excellent learning experiences and leadership opportunities to a diverse student body whose influence on the region upon graduation is immense. UMSL is spread across 470 acres in suburban St. Louis County. UMSL’s College of Business Administration is accredited by Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. UMSL is the region’s first and only NSA/DHS designated ‘Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education’. The conference will be held at the the Anheuser-Busch Hall at UMSL.
Saint Louis and has an estimated population of 315,000. Saint Louis is the cultural and economic center of the Greater St. Louis area (home to 2,916,447 people), making it the largest metropolitan area in Missouri and the 19th-largest in the United States. The economy of metro St. Louis relies on service, manufacturing, trade, transportation of goods, and tourism. Its metro area is home to major corporations, including Anheuser-Busch, Express Scripts, Centene, Boeing Defense, Emerson, Energizer, Panera, Enterprise, Peabody Energy, Ameren, Ralcorp, Monsanto, Scottrade, Edward Jones, Go Jet, Purina and Sigma-Aldrich. This city has also become known for its growing medical, pharmaceutical and research presence. St. Louis has 2 professional sports teams: the St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball and the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League. The city is commonly identified with the 630-foot (192 m) tall Gateway Arch in Downtown St. Louis.