It is time to register for our 2023 conference in Houston, TX!

If SWAM is the only meeting you are attending at the Federation of Business Disciplines (FBD) conference, please begin your registration process by clicking here:

https://fbdonline.org/product-category/2023-registration-tickets/swam/

You can reserve a room, through  February 13, 2023, at the conference hotel block rate by using the following hyperlink:

https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/HOURH/G-FBDG

You can see the whole program here:

Interested in seeing the full program? We will use an online platform called Whova for our event. You can Download the Whova app to access the event:

  • View the event agenda and plan your personal schedule
  • Access to documents and slides shared by organizers or speakers
  • Find who else is attending this event and reach out to people ahead of time
  • Plan some social activities such as a morning run, coffee hours, or meet-ups with your fellow attendees. You can even post job openings.
  • Receive updates such as last minute session changes from the organizers

After downloading, use this email address (kenneth.sweet@tamusa.edu) when signing up on Whova mobile apps or web portal. Make sure you choose a strong password. You can also sign up using a social media account. Once you have signed up, you should be taken directly to your event!

DOWNLOAD APP

If you aren’t directly added to the event and are asked for an event invitation code when accessing the event, please type in this invitation code: j850m1icmr (Please do not share this invitation code with people who are NOT attendees of the event).

Already used the Whova app in the past? Double-check that it is installed on your phone, and log in using your existing account email and password.

If you need more guidance on how to use Whova to attend the event, please visit Whova User Guides.

SWAM Constitution and By-laws changes

We are SO EXCITED to reconnect with you in Houston, in March of 2023! We received and are currently reviewing over 130 submissions! Today’s note relates to the work our team is finally bringing to a close – Constitution and By-Law Changes.

Since at least 2018, the SWAM Executive Committee has been dealing with operational issues as a result of outdated and/or incomplete Constitution and By-Laws documents. In fact, as can be seen in the email labeled “Past President Epstein”, you can read clearly that the Constitution was recreated/drafted from remnant documents/other means. In addition, a similar By-Laws draft, which included some elements of the Constitution, was created in 2015. Both documents are available for your review.

So, since 2018, members of the past and current boards have continually chased around the notion of editing and codifying the Constitution and By-Laws documents to better staff and position SWAM to move into the future. At this time, we are ready to propose finalize our amendments. We leave the majority of the review to your careful and caring eyes, but we highlight some departures we feel compelled to be entirely transparent about:

  • Removing the requirement to affiliate with FBD.
  • Adjusting the titles and duties of officer positions.
  • Adding “director” positions to allow for more individuals to be involved with SWAM.
  • Adding additional appointed positions to allow for more individuals to be involved with SWAM.
  • Adding a FINANCE committee.
  • Expanding the Executive Committee.
  • Creating ONE class of members, not two.
  • Explicitly addressing quorum for meetings/committees.

Overall, these changes should position SWAM to be more transparent, accountable, visible, marketable, and strategic moving forward.

And, in the spirit of sharing, we invite comments and suggestions – as our volunteers have surely overlooked something – for a period of roughly 14 days. Following this time, the Executive Committee will collect, examine, and potentially implement substantive comments or suggestions. Following this, the new draft documents will be posted and made available for approximately 30 days, with the opening of an electronic vote for SWAM members (i.e., your 2022-2023 membership dues are paid in full) about halfway through the 30 day window, and closing at the end.

To become a dues paying member, please reach out to the Treasurer: Emily Hammer at ehammer@wtamu.edu. Arrangements can be made for electronic payment using Zelle or account transfer. You must be a current member in order to participate in the voting process.

Timeline below:

COMMENT PERIOD November 4 – November 17

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE REVIEWS AND EDITS AS NEEDED November 18 through November 23. We added an additional survey and are closing it November 28 to allow for editing on November 29.

VOTING OPENS: November 30th – December 30th

Per the current Constitution and By-Laws Documents, these documents may be voted on and changed simultaneously. Hence, the Constitutional changes may be accepted by 2/3 vote IF 25% of members in good standing vote.

By-laws changes may be accepted if MAJORITY votes, where votes include any and all members in good standing voting (no minimum number).

We look forward to engaging you in this process, and in ensuring our organization is ready and able to continue accomplishing our mission. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Thank you,

Ethan Waples, SWAM President 2022-2023

Call for Papers – Special Issue of OMJ

We are now accepting papers for a special issue of the Organization Management Journal.

This special issue invites concise submissions (max. 6 pages including references, approx. 3000 words) of innovative experiential learning exercises and teaching resources. These should be tested activities that are ready to be implemented in the classroom. This OMJ special issue will serve as an outlet and resource for management educators who want to engage students in learning by doing.

Papers are welcome at any time but are due by Friday, March 17, 2023.

The OMJ Special Issue will be published in September 2023.

Please see the full announcement below for more information.

SWAM 2023 Conference: Houston, TX

Dates: March 8-12, 2023
Location: Hyatt Regency Houston

* Discount code will be available closer to conference dates.

QUICK LINK TO SUBMIT: : https://easychair.org/my/conference?conf=swam23

Southwest Academy of Management Fee

Registration Fee (includes luncheon and proceedings)$175.00
Student Registration Fee (includes same as above)$75.00
Late Registration Fee (after 1/31/22)$200.00
Late Nonmember Registration Fee(after 1/31/22)$225.00
Late Student Registration Fee (after 1/31/22)$90.00
Optional Guest Luncheon (if paid by 1/31/22)$50.00

SWAM registrations include annual SWAM membership, SWAM luncheon, 3 premium PDW, access to all SWAM conference presentations, events and proceedings.

*All conference registrations require paying the FBD registration in addition to the SWAM registration.