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APDT 2017 Conference Committee Charter

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This committee charter is an update to the former Conference Task Force charter.

Operational Alignment:  Outline areas of the conference where volunteers can assist the APDT Staff and Experient Staff in executing the conference. 

Mission:  To ensure that individuals attending the APDT annual conference leave Richmond with a first rate experience of inclusiveness, networking and fun.

Purpose (Role):

  1. To brainstorm ideas to maximize the conference attendee experience.
  2. To manage the solicitation of, coordination and management of the Border Collies before and during the conference.
  3. To ensure that all volunteers receive the necessary orientation for their roles at conference.
  4. To volunteer at conference in areas to be determined by the committee (i.e. registration desk, speaker lounge, exhibit hall, tote bag stuffing, receptions, etc.)

Deliverables:  Reporting on areas for individuals to volunteer and ideas to improve the conference attendee experience.  Chair is responsible to provide a written report each month to be included in the Board consent agenda.

Prerequisite Experience:  Experience as a volunteer at other industry conferences is desired, but not necessary.

Resources:  The committee will work with the following staff: APDT Executive Director and Director of Education. Communications will be via email, with one (1) conference call every other month.  Committee members are expected to register and attend the 2017 APDT conference in Richmond, VA to participate as volunteers.

Authority/Limitations:  Members of the committee are not official representatives of the APDT and cannot represent the APDT on a local, national or international level without the prior written permission from the Board.

Number of Members:  6-10 Members + Board Liaison + Executive Director + Director of Education

Chair: TBD

Method of Committee Member Selection:  The Board of Directors shall appoint the Chair to the committee.  The members of the committee will be selected from a call for volunteers from the general membership. Members of the committee are required to sign the APDT confidentiality and conflict of interest forms.

Accountability:  The Chair and committee members are responsible to the Executive Director and the board of directors.

Frequency of Meetings:  Conference calls will be held on a bi-monthly basis and may become more frequent when the chair deems necessary.  Other work will be communicated electronically via email or through the online community.

Proposed Date:  ASAP
Effective Date: January 1, 2017
Duration:  12 months
Community Group:  2017 Conference Committee

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