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Get Ready for 2020 Winter AMA and DocSIG Events!

DocSIG Members,

Please join DocSIG at the upcoming 2020 Winter AMA Conference in San Diego, CA. We have FIVE (5) exciting events at this year’s conference. If you’re interested in joining us, please remember to sign up for the events that require an RSVP. Spots are limited for Friday and Saturday night events, so please reserve your spot ASAP.
Event 1DocSIG Dinner – Pay your own way

Friday, February 14, 2020, from 7:00-9:00pm (Location: Puesto at the Headquarters, 789 W. Harbor Dr. #155, San Diego, CA)

Come network with fellow doctoral students on Friday night! Though you have to pay for your own food and beverages, this is a great opportunity to meet students that are going through the same process you are. This is the perfect time to get your questions answered by senior students, share stories, and meet some great people. You do NOT have to be a DocSIG member to join in on the fun. Please note: This event is for the first 12 people who sign up! Securing a table at a restaurant in San Diego for more than 12 people was basically impossible due to the fact that it’s Valentine’s Day.

We will meet in the lobby of the conference hotel at 6:45pm and walk over to the restaurant together. Please note that we will not be able to accommodate anyone beyond the 12 registered students.

Please reserve your FREE ticket for the dinner through the following link: https://tinyurl.com/uf7x8d5  
Event 2: Mentor Networking Breakfast

Saturday, February 15, 2020, from 7:00-8:15am (Location: InterContinental San Diego, 901 Bayfront Ct., Room: TBA)

Take advantage of the opportunity to network with 20+ faculty members from around the world! At this event, you can receive advice about research, job market preparation, and life as a professor. This breakfast is an invaluable way to network with faculty in a relaxed atmosphere. Faculty mentors are from all research areas and are at various stages of their careers.

The breakfast will be held at the conference hotel, and the room information will be sent out shortly. We have set up an Eventbrite page for you to sign up and secure your spot for the breakfast. We will also update the Eventbrite page when we know the room location.

The first 65 students to register will get tickets, so please reserve your FREE ticket for the event through the following link: https://tinyurl.com/DocSIG-breakfast  
Event 3Special SessionThe Academic Contribution Explained

Saturday, February 15, 2020 from 3:30-4:45pm (Location: Pacific Ballroom A on 2nd Floor)

Chairs: Jennifer Locander, University of Mississippi
Breanne Mertz, Louisiana Tech University
Panelists: V. Kumar, Georgia State University
Daniel Ladik, Seton Hall University
William Locander, Louisiana Tech University
Christine Moorman, Duke University
David Stewart, Loyola Marymount University  

From start to finish, conceptualizing, constructing, and submitting academic research is a challenging progression that all academics experience in the publication process. In this session, we will discuss the three phases of the manuscript creation process, organized around the following three themes:

1) Where do good research ideas from, and how do I know it’s a good idea when I see it?
2) When constructing the manuscript, how do I articulate the contribution to the body of knowledge?
3) After submitting the manuscript for review, how do I properly address the feedback from the editor and the reviewers? 

This session is organized and sponsored by the Doctoral Student Special Interest Group (DocSIG). The main purpose of this session is to aid doctoral students and young assistant professors in the publication process. The session contains a panel of experienced academics who have also been the editors of top-tier marketing publications. The session is structured to allow ample questions from the audience, and audience participants are encouraged to ask specific questions about their manuscript-related pain points.

This is one session you do NOT want to miss!! Registration is not required to attend this session.
Event 4: DocSIG-Sales SIG Joint Reception

Saturday, February 15, 2020, from 5:00-6:00pm (Room: TBA)  

Come network with professors and fellow students after presentations are complete for the day! Alcohol will be served. This event is FREE to you and does not require registration. DocSIG is partnering with Sales SIG for this reception.   
Event 5DocSIG & Sales SIG Dinner + Drinks at the San Diego Zoo  

Saturday, February 15, 2020 from 6:15-10:00pm (San Diego Zoo, Treetops Room)  

No Lion about it, you’ll have a Roaring good time when you join Sales SIG and DocSIG members for dinner and drinks at the San Diego Zoo! Be prepared to have a Wild good time at the Treetops Room inside the San Diego Zoo. The SIGs are sponsoring a full buffet, open bar, and music for SIG members that register.

This event is limited to the first 25 people who sign up through our Eventbrite page. Your name and email address is required to reserve your ticket. This event will occur Saturday, February 15 after the traditional AMA SIG receptions. Ticket holders must then check in with Jennifer Locander (DocSIG) between 6:15pm-6:45pm in the hotel lobby on 2/15/20 to receive their official zoo admission ticket.

Additional details:
6:15-6:45PM — See Jennifer Locander in the Hotel Lobby to receive your Zoo ticket. You CANNOT enter the Zoo or event without this ticket and your AMA name tag. Attendees will then taxi/Uber pool (at your own expense) to the Zoo and be escorted to our event space. Doctoral students are encouraged to find faculty or fellow students to share rides with to/from the Zoo.
7:00-9:00PM — Buffet and bar service in the Treetop Room and Deck at the San Diego Zoo.
9:00-10:00PM — Wind down and find your way back to the conference hotel OR go explore the area around the San Diego Zoo.

RSVP: Please understand that this is an event that has taken significant planning and budget. While we are so pleased to offer this event 100% FREE to SIG members, ONLY RSVP if you are absolutely committed to attending. We want to welcome as many Sales and DocSIG members as possible given our budget and need your help to do so. Individuals that RSVP and fail to show will be added to the Sales SIG Event List of Shame and will not invited to participate in future sponsored events. Thank you so much for understanding and helping this event succeed! We hope you RSVP and come out for a great evening!

Special thanks to both the Sales Education Foundation (https://salesfoundation.org/) and the FSU Sales Institute/International Collegiate Sales Competition (http://fsusalesinstitute.com/icsc) for providing the funds to make this happen!

Please reserve your FREE ticket for the event through the following link: https://tinyurl.com/SIGzoo

Questions?? Email Jennifer Locander at jlocander@bus.olemiss.edu.

We hope to see you all at these events at the 2020 Winter AMA Conference in San Diego!


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AMA DocSIG is the American Marketing Association’s special interest group for marketing doctoral students.

We provide opportunities in which marketing PhD students develop professional skills in the areas of research, writing, teaching, presenting, reviewing, and other areas that aid in job placement and career development.

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