ACM SGB Meeting Materials Agenda, February 10, 2006

SIG Governing Board
Friday, February 10th, 2006
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

8:00 am – 8:30 am     Continental Breakfast
8:30 am – 8:45am 1.0   Welcome
  1.1   Welcome, Introductions and Voting Review (R.Walker, Konstan)
8:45 am – 8:50 am 1.2   Welcome and Comments from the ACM President (Patterson)
8:50 am – 9:20 am 2.0   Report from the CEO (White)
9:20 am – 9:40 am 3.0   CSTA Update (Stephenson)
9:40 am – 10:25 am 4.0   SIG Program Reviews
  4.1   SIGAPL
  4.2   SIGACT
  4.3   SIGAda
10:25 am – 10:45     Break
10:45 am – 11:05 am 5.0   Health of Conferences Committee Update (Hill)
11:05 am – 11:45 am 6.0   Best Practices Session
  6.1   Davidson (5 min)
  6.2   Griswold (5 min)
  6.3   Konstan (5 min)
  6.4   All Chairs (remainder)
11:45 am – 12:00 noon 7.0   Governance Update
  7.1   Council Update (Walker)
  7.2   SGB EC Update (Konstan)
12:00 noon- 1:00 pm     Lunch
1:00 pm – 1:20 pm 8.0   DLP Report (Annie Archbold
1:20 pm – 1:50 pm     SIG Program Reviews Continued
  4.4   SIGCAS
  4.5   SIGGRAPH
1:50 pm - 2:05 pm     Break
2:05 pm – 3:20 pm 9.0   Board Reports
  9.1   Publications Board Report (Irwin) 30 minutes
  9.2   Professions Board Report (Bourne) 15 minutes
  9.3   Membership Board Report (Coatta) 15 minutes
  9.4   Education Board (Roberts) 15 minutes
3:20 pm – 3:50 pm     SIG Program Reviews Continued
  4.4   SIGDA
  4.5   SIGCSE
3:50 pm - 4:00 pm 10.0   SGB EC Election Update (Berenbaum)
4:00 pm     Adjourn

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