Conference Procedures Committee


  1. Provide oversight for all conferences of the organization.
  2. Offer suggestions for improvement to the incoming conference program chair(s).
  3. Ensure that future conference chairs have all the procedural information they need to use the software for conference management.
  4. Share ideas for future conference programs.
  5. Work with the Executive Committee to propose to the Board a more stable rotation of locations for the annual conference with a non-US site as part of that rotation and with regional meetings figuring into the plan.
  6. Recommend new charges for the following year.
  7. Post September 1 annual report on your community forum site and email copy to First VIce President.



  1. Plan the yearly international conference.
  2. Seek suggestions for improvement from the outgoing conference program chair(s).
  3. Share ideas for annual conference venues.
  4. Work with the Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator to identify ways to provide accessibility for physically challenged individuals and to provide for dietary needs.
  5. Recommend new charges for the following year.

Community Page

The Community Page for this committee is for members and links to the committee's forum and file library.

Committee Members 2018

Name End Date
Jean Bush-Bacelis, Co-Chair procedures 12/31/2020
Marilyn Buerkens, Ex Officio
Gail Cruise, Co-Chair procedures 12/31/2020
James M. Dubinsky, Ex Officio
Becky Morrison, Co-Chair planning 12/31/2021
Susan Schanne, Co-Chair planning 12/31/2021