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2020 AMS Annual Conference Doctoral Consortium

Announcing the 6th Annual Academy of Marketing Science (AMS)
Doctoral Consortium

The Biltmore Hotel – Coral Gables, Florida
May 22-23, 2020

Consortium Co-Chairs:

Dr. Dip Biswas, University of South Florida
Dr. Adilson Borges, Neoma Business School
Dr. John Ford, Old Dominion University
Dr. Theresa Kirchner, Old Dominion University

The Academy of Marketing Science is strongly committed to nurturing the future academic talents of our discipline. In line with that goal, we are proud to invite applications to the 6th Annual AMS Doctoral Consortium, which will be held in conjunction with the AMS Annual Conference in May, 2020, at The Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Florida. Doctoral students worldwide who (1) are completing, or have completed, at least 3 years of their program, and (2) will be ABD status by the time they attend the consortium, are eligible for nomination. Students must be nominated by their dissertation chairs or committee members.

The Doctoral Consortium kicks off with breakfast on Friday, May 22nd and concludes at noon on Saturday, June 23rd.  Students will attend the 6th Annual Theory Forum, sponsored by AMS Review and chaired by Steve Vargo (Editor of AMS Review) which runs from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon on Friday, May 22nd.  Those accepted to the consortium are required to register for the AMS Annual Conference.  The student registration fee for the AMS Conference, which includes the consortium, is $250 for Early-Bird Registration (Deadline: April 1, 2020);  $350 for registration after the Early Bird deadline and $450 for late, on-site registration (after May 13, 2020).

At the Doctoral Consortium, eminent scholars across the various subfields of marketing will facilitate interactive sessions focused on enhancing students’ research with the goal of preparing them for a successful career as a scholar.  Due to a limit on the number of attendees, students will enjoy a small-group atmosphere in the sessions and have multiple opportunities to engage in individual interactions with the facilitating faculty and speakers.

In order to achieve the intended concentrated faculty/student interaction, attendees will be selected on a competitive basis. NOTE: Only one student may be nominated from each University. Each nominated student must complete an application form linked here and on the AMS website: Please send the following materials to Terri Kirchner at, with the subject line “AMS Doctoral Consortium Application”):

1.        Letter of support from your dissertation chair or major professor

2.        Completed application form

3.        1-2-page maximum (double spaced) overview of your dissertation

4.        Current CV

Please submit these materials before the application deadline of February 14, 2020.  You will be notified by email of your acceptance status by Monday, March 2, 2020.

For additional details regarding AMS, the 2020 AMS Annual Conference, and the 6th Annual AMS Doctoral Consortium and application process, check the AMS website (

Contact Information
Academy of Marketing Science
c/o Louisiana Tech University
P.O. Box 3072
Ruston, LA 71272