SGB Meeting Agenda August 12-13, 2005

SIG Governing Board Meetings

SIG Leaders Orientation Agenda
Marriott Newark Airport Hotel, Newark, NJ

Friday, August 12, 2005
8:00 am - 3:00 pm

8:00 am - 8:30 am Continental Breakfast
8:30 am - 8:40 am Introductions
8:40 am - 8:45 am ACM Welcome from the SGB Chair
8:45 am - 8:50 am ACM Welcome from the CEO
8:50 am - 9:20 am Public Policy Activities (Cameron Wilson)
9:20 am - 10:00 am ACM & SGB Organizational Structure Review (Robert Walker)
10:00 am - 10:10 am Coffee Break

Workshops
(1) SIGs and Conferences (2) Marketing and Membership (3) Finance (4) Publications (5) IS

    A B C
10:10 am - 11:00 am Workshop 1 2 3
11:05 am - 12:00 pm Workshop 2 3 4
12:05 pm - 1:00 pm Workshop 3 4 5
1:05 pm - 2:00 pm Workshop/Lunch 4 5 1
2:05 pm - 3:00 pm Workshop 5 1 2

The orientation is meant to provide an overview of ACM for newly elected and experienced SIG leaders. It will start with a continental breakfast followed by a general session from 8:30 am - 10:00.

Participants will then be placed into small groups to attend workshops on finance, marketing and membership, publications, IS and conferences. The workshops are done in "round-robin" fashion with the speakers moving from session to session.

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Individual meetings with SIG Services Staff by appointment
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Orientation/SGB/SGB EC Dinner

SIG Governing Board Meeting Agenda
Marriott Newark Airport Hotel, Newark, NJ

Saturday, August 13, 2005
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

8:30 am - 9:00 am Continental Breakfast
9:00 am - 9:15 am Welcome, Introductions and Voting Review (R. Walker, J.Konstan)
9:15 am - 9:45 am 1.0 - Report from the CEO (J. White)
9:45 am - 10:30 am 2.0 - ACM History Committee (Hall)
10:30 am - 10:45 am Coffee Break
10:45 am - 11:05 am 3.0 - IFIP (J. White)
11:05 am - 11:45 am 4.0 - SIG Program Reviews
SIGAPP (Bryant) Viability Slides
SIGOPS (Marzullo) Viability Slides
11:45 am - 12:15 pm 5.0 - Professions Board Update (S. Bourne)
12:15 pm - 12:45 pm 6.0 - ACM Board Reports
  6.1 - Council Update (R.Walker)
  6.2 - Membership (J. Konstan)
12:45 pm - 1:45 pm Lunch
1:45 pm - 2:45 pm SIG Program Reviews Continued
SIGMOBILE (Johnson) Viability Slides
SIGUCCS (Lyons) Viability Slides
SIGWEB (Nurnberg) Viability Slides
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm 7.0 - Classic Book Series for the DL (Patterson)
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm Coffee Break
3:15 pm - 4:00 pm 8.0 - Best Practices Session - Focus on Volunteer Development
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm ACM Board Reports Continued
  6.3 - Education (Report Only)
  6.4 - Publications (Marzullo)
4:30 pm - 4:45 pm 9.0 - Athena Project (Proposal)
4:45 pm Adjorn

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