ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES
The Technical Program Chair(s) are responsible for developing and curating educational content of the technical program (this does not include workshops which are solicited and programmed by staff). The TPC concerns itself only with the educational content and does not have responsibility for social or logistical aspects of the meeting. Headquarter staff will handle all social and logistical issues allowing the Program Committee to concentrate on the most important aspect, the educational content. Staff will provide the administrative and logistical support needed to develop the technical program (follow-up with speakers, A/V needs, et).
The chair appoints the committee he/she wishes to work with. The committee can be large or small as desired, though 8-10 people is generally a workable size. The chair also appoints subcommittee chairs to lead the selection of Papers, Panels and Visual Presentations.
The Committee determines the meeting theme, writes the call for proposals, selects and recruits plenary speakers, determines meeting “tracks” if desired, and determines the final educational program of the meeting. Communication by the committee will be facilitated through the ASIS&T Community platform.
Sub-committees are responsible for reviewing and selecting those presentations that will make up the educational content of the meeting. There is a pre-existing format for session selection built into the online platform. If subcommittees wish to modify this format they can do so in advance of the call for proposals deadline which should outline selection criteria. Sub-committees are responsible for recruiting reviewers to review the submitted papers, panels, and visual presentations and holding them accountable for meeting all deadlines.