There will not be a CONDUIT 2020 if we do not have volunteers.
As the 2018-2019 program year draws to a close, we are now preparing for our 2019-2020 program year, which starts on July 1st. We are very excited about our new council, as we love the infusion of some new blood into the mix, as this means that new ideas are abound.
However, our council is incomplete. As I (Danielle Villegas) have stepped down from being the conference chair and sponsorship chair of CONDUIT. After being the conference chair or co-chair for the past three years, and the sponsorship chair for the past two chairs, it’s time for some other people to take the reins.
Based on my experiences, putting CONDUIT together really needs to be a team effort, so it would be great to get a few people to pitch in together to ensure that CONDUIT continues to grow into the superior conference that it’s grown to be. Other chapters that have conferences usually have teams, and to grow the way we should, we really should follow a team model.
So, to that end, we are looking for a volunteer team of go-getters who can help continue the CONDUIT traditions that we’ve started. We need minimally a speaker manager, a sponsorship manager, a venue manager, and a publicity manager. Of course, the more job sharing, the better!
We need to start making decisions about the venue and preparing in the fall for the Call for Proposals and the Call for Sponsorship. I can help train the volunteers and be the conference advisor for CONDUIT 2020, but we need to get more people involved to have it continue forward.
While it’s preferable that you are an STC-PMC member, as long as you are an STC member and have an interest in helping take CONDUIT to the next level, you are eligible to be on the CONDUIT team. You don’t even have to be local to Philadelphia (I’m not!), because most of this is done without needing to do anything locally for most of the preparation. (Again, I can help with some of that, having done this remotely.)
If you are interested, or have questions about what each of these roles would entail, email Danielle at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible, and let’s get you started so that we can ensure another fantastic CONDUIT event!