SGB Meeting Agenda July 29-31, 2007

SIG Governing Board Meeting Agenda

Sunday, July 29 - Tuesday July 31, 2007
Radisson Martinique Hotel on Broadway

SGB/Orientation Dinner
Sunday, July 29, 2007

5:45 PM Meet in hotel lobby to walk to dinner
6:00 pm - 8:05 pm Orientation/SGB Dinner
  Heartland Brewery, 350 5th Avenue @ 34 Street at the Empire State Building

Attendees that have indicated they'll participate in dinner on Sunday evening: Bauer, Bellosa, Biswas, Bryant, Burger, Cappo, Cozzi, Crovella, Frawley, Fried, Griscti, Grove, Hardy, Harper, Ignatoff, Konstan, Liddy, Liebrock, Matthews, McCauley, Munson, Nahrstedt, Nichols, Boucher Owens, Pimentel, Russell, Ryan, Smith, Spinola, Stockman, Sward, Terry, Whitley, White, Wilson, Zdancewic

SIG Leader Orientation
Monday, July 30, 2007
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

8:30 am - 9:00 am Continental Breakfast
9:00 am - 9:10 am Introductions
9:10 am - 9:15 am ACM Welcome from the SGB Chair
9:15 am - 9:20 am ACM Welcome from the CEO
9:20 am - 9:45 am Public Policy Activities
9:45 am - 10:45 am ACM Volunteer Structure Review (Konstan)
10:45 am - 11:00 am Break
Time Activity Group A Group B
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Workshop    
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch    
1:00 pm - 1:50 pm Workshop    
2:00 pm - 2:50 pm Workshop    
3:00 pm - 3:50 pm Workshop    
4:00 pm - 4:50 pm Workshop    

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

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 9:00 am - 10:45. 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.

After 5:00 pm Individual meetings with SIG Services Staff by appointment
5:15 PM Meet in hotel lobby to talk to dinner
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm SGB/SGB EC Dinner
  Trattoria Alba, 233 E. 34th Street

Attendees that have indicated they'll participate in dinner on Monday evening: Bauer, Bellosa, Biswas, Bryant, Burger, Cappo, Cole, Cozzi, Crovella, Dwyer, Frawley, Fried, Gini, Griscti, Goetz, Grove, Hardy, Harper, Ignatoff, Konstan, Kotsireas, Liddy, Liebrock, Matthews, McCauley, Mishra, Munson, Nahrstedt, Nichols, Owen, Boucher Owens, Pimentel, Ryan, Smith, Spinola, Stockman, Sward, Terry, Walker, White, Whitley

SIG Governing Board
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

9:35 am - 10:15 am 1.0 Report from the CEO (White)
  1.1 ACM Update
  1.2 CACM Update
10:15 am - 10:30 am 2.0 Athena Project (Landaw)
10:30 am - 10:45 am   Break
10:45 am - 11:15 pm 3.0 ACM History Committee (Hall)
11:15 am - 12: 00 pm 4.0 SIG Program Reviews
  4.1 SIGEVO (Goodman) Slides Viability
  4.2 SIGMOBILE (Johnson) Slides Viability
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm 5.0 ACM Board Reports Continued
  5.1 ACM EC and Council Update (Konstan)
  5.2 SGB EC Recommendations (Konstan)
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm   Lunch
1:45 pm - 2:30 pm 6.0 ACM Board Reports Continued
  6.1 MSB Project (Morris)
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm   Break
2:45pm- 4:30 pm 7.0 SIG Activities
  7.1 Best Practices
  7.2 Question and Answer
  7.3 New Business
  7.3.1 Distinguished Speakers Program (Bryant)
  7.3.2 Mentornet (Fernandez)

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