ACM SGB Meeting Materials Agenda, March 27, 2009

SIG Governing Board
Friday, March 27, 2009
8:30 am – 4:00 pm
 
8:30 am – 9:00 am Continental Breakfast
9:00 am – 9:15 am 1.0 Welcome
1.1 Welcome, Introductions (Wolf, Hanson)
1.2 Welcome, ACM President (Hall)
9:15 am – 10:00 am
2.0 Report from the ACM CEO (White)
10:00 am – 10:30 am
3.0 History Committee Report (Hailpern)
10:30 am – 10:45 am
Break
10:45 am – 11:45 am
Viability Reviews
4.1 SIGSAM Program Review - Slides
4.2 SIGMICRO Program Review - Slides
4.3 SIGSOFT Program Review - Slides
4.4 SIGMM Program Review - Slides
11:45 am – 12:15 pm
5.0 SIG Development Task Force Report  (Jacko)
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Lunch
1:15 pm – 1:35 pm
6.0 Declining SIG Membership Task Force Report (Hanson)
1:35 pm – 2:05 pm 7.0 Publications Advisor Report (Davidson)
2:05 pm – 2:50 pm
Viability Reviews Cont’d
4.5 SIGSIM Program Review - Slides
4.6 SIGSAC Program Review - Slides
4.7 SIGMOD Program Review - Slides
2:50 pm – 3:10 pm
Break
3:10 pm – 3:25 pm
8.0 SGB EC Administrative Report (Wolf)
3:25 pm – 4:00 pm
9.0 Best Practices Session (All)
9.1 Open or Closed Nominations?
9.2 Level of Financial Reporting to Members 

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