2017 Conference Committee
The AMIA Conference Committee is a Committee of the Board, responsible for developing the content of each year’s conference as well as for the planning of the annual event. In coordination with the steering committee, fellow committees, and the AMIA Office, this includes scheduling conference sessions, conference events, workshops, and vendor relations.
Program Co-Chair: Tara Kelley
Committee members include: Roshan Kindred, Julie Lofthouse, Laura Montgomery, Brian Real, Dan Wagner, Steve Wilson, Lindsay Zarwell, as well as local committee members (still forming).
The Conference Committee welcomes individuals who are interested in volunteering their time to participate in the conference planning process. Volunteers are needed for the Local Committee, Room Share coordination, program coordinators, and more. Interested individuals must have regular access to email. Committee work relies heavily upon email and telephone communication during all stages of the planning process. If you would like to assist with the work of the Conference Committee, please send an email to the AMIA Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More than 40 AMIA members volunteered and participated in conference peer review this year, reviewing more than 100 proposals. Thank you to everyone who participated in the peer review process this year.
The Conference Committee is responsible for oversight of curated programming and program development of non-curated programming, including peer review. It oversees conference programs such as Archival Screening Night and Room Share, works with a Local Committee where possible, liaisons with other committees and groups on conference activities and/or events, provides resources for speakers and chairs, promotes the conference. Through its work with attendees and speakers it makes recommendations on policies, programs, and structure to the board and steering group.
The role of the office is to support the work of the board and conference committees and provide the logistics and infrastructure for the conference. The office is responsible for all conference logistics, oversight of budget goals, vendor and venue relationships, as well as supporting the work of the conference chair(s), program chair(s), and special event(s) as needed.