2014 Convention Planning Committee

ROLE OF THE COMMITTEE

The Convention Planning Committee shall:

  • Work closely with the Executive Director in planning the annual convention; 
  • Develop and refine a convention theme, and develop a program which is in line with the theme;
  • Develop a convention program, in keeping with the objectives the AMANS;
  • Plan and develop any pre- and/or post-convention events;
  • Work with the Executive Director to determine speakers;
  • Approve and work within a conference budget;
  • Assist with soliciting sponsorship in the amount outlined in the budget;
  • Assist in soliciting exhibitors for the trade show;
  • Suggest and assist with the organization of convention social and networking events;
  • Assist in obtaining early bird prizes.

ROLE OF THE CHAIR

  The Chair of the Convention Planning Committee shall:

  • Ensure that the work of the Convention Planning Committee is in keeping with the overall goals and objectives of the AMANS;
  • Convene and preside over meetings of the Convention Planning Committee;
  • Set the agenda for each Convention Planning Committee meeting, in consultation with the Executive Director;
  • Assign work to Committee members;
  • Report to the Executive on Committee's progress;
  • Attend the Annual Convention and Chair such events as deemed appropriate.

ROLE OF THE VICE-CHAIR

  The Vice-Chair shall fulfill the duties of the Chair in the absence of the Chair.

ROLE OF COMMITTEE MEMBER

  A member of the AMA Convention Planning shall:

  • Regularly attend Convention Planning Committee meetings and important related meetings;
  • Makes a serious commitment to participate actively in Committee work;
  • Volunteer for and willingly accepts assignments and complete them in a thorough and timely manner;
  • Stay informed about Committee matters, prepare themselves well for meetings, and review and comment on minutes and reports;
  • Attend the Annual Convention, chair Convention sessions, and assist on-site where necessary.