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Section 2.1.2 - Overall ACM Conference Committee Job Descriptions

Section 2.1.2 - Overall ACM Conference Committee Job Descriptions

Section 2.1.2 - Overall ACM Conference Committee Job Descriptions


Position: Conference Chair/General Chair

Principle Contact: Steering Committee Chair or ACM Subunit Chair (SIG or Chapter Chair)
Duration of Appointment: 18-24 months
Purpose: To oversee the activities of all conference committee chairs, to ensure that the objectives of the conference as established by the Steering Committee of the sponsoring subunit are met, and to serve as a focal point for communications between the conference committee, the sponsoring subunit, the ACM Governing Board Liaison and the Headquarters SIG Services Staff.

Position: Treasurer

Principle Contact: Conference Chair
Duration of Appointment: 18-22 months
Purpose: To oversee the accounting, tracking, cash management and reporting for conference finances, in compliance with ACM Policies & Procedures.

Position: Program Chair

Principle Contact: Conference Chair
Duration of Appointment: 18-24 months
Purpose: To oversee the activities of all Program Committee members, in putting together a technical program which supports the objectives of the conference, and producing the conference proceedings.

Position: Registration Chair

Principle Contact: Treasurer
Duration of Appointment: 6-9 months
Purpose: To coordinate both the advance and on-site registration processes and to ensure that registration policies are consistent with ACM policies and procedures.

Position: Operations/Local Arrangements Chair

Principle Contact: Conference Chair
Duration of Appointment: 16-20 months
Purpose: To oversee and coordinate the various activities of the Local Arrangements Committee and to report activities to Conference Chair, and to serve as a focal point for communication between the hotel/convention facility staff and the various Conference Committee members.
Position: Audio/Visuals Chair
Principle Contact: Operations Chair - Program Chair
Duration of Appointment: 12-20 months
Purpose: To oversee and supervise all A/V related activities. This includes supervision of the A/V firm or contractor(s) hired to perform A/V services for the conference.

Position: Steering Committee Chair


Principle ACM Contact: ACM Sponsoring SIG or Chapter Chair
Duration: 2 - 3 years
Purpose: To establish objectives for the conference compatible with the sponsoring with the sponsoring subunit objectives, and to ensure that the mechanisms for accomplishing these goals are put in place, and to serve as a focal point for communications between the Conference Committee and the Sponsoring ACM Subunit the SIG Governing Board and the ACM Headquarters Staff.

Position: Volunteer Chair

Principle Contact: Conference Chair
Duration of Appointment: 9-12 months
Purpose: To recruit, train and monitor volunteer workers.

Position: Exhibits Chair

Primary Contact: Conference Chair
Duration of Appointment: 12 to 20 months
Purpose: To oversee and/or carry out the staging and completion of an Industry exhibition which supports the overall purpose of the conference.

Position: Promotion Chair

Primary Contact: Conference Chair
Duration of Appointment: 18-24 months
Purpose: To prepare and monitor all promotions for the conference

Position: Local Publicity/Press Relations Chair

Primary Contact: Promotion Chair
Duration of Appointment: 18 months
Purpose: Coordination of local promotion for the conference

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Revised by The Office of SIG Services (2005)