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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