If you are interested in IWB and think you may want to join our team there are some open Chair positions on the IWB Committee that need to be filled. Not only is this a great way to get involved, you get to be a part of a committed team with a driving purpose.
Incoming Programming Chair
The Programming Chairs are responsible for researching, contacting, and liaising with potential and confirmed individuals speaking at the IWB conference. For confirmed speakers, the Programming Chairs will help to arrange the travel and accommodations of the keynote speakers. On the day of the conference, the Programing Chairs will help to welcome speakers to Halifax, acting as ambassadors for the event. The Programming Chairs will also organize the student speaker and poster presentations.
Incoming Finance & Fundraising Chair
The Fundraising & Finance Chair is responsible for managing the financial operations of the committee. This includes creating and maintaining the budget, keeping organized records, and working with the other chairs on monetary matters. The Finance & Fundraising Chairs will apply for funds via various grants and collaborate on other fundraising initiatives.
Incoming Logistics Chair
The Logistics Chairs are responsible for arranging the venue the day of the conference. This includes planning and arranging catering, table dressings and technology needed the day of the conference, as well as coordinating and booking the venue. The Logistics Chairs will also arrange the materials to be included in the conference “swag” bags. Attention to detail is a plus in this role.
Incoming Registration Chair
The Registration Chairs are responsible for researching and implementing a web-based registration system, as well as attending to the needs of all registrants. This year we are looking to attach an Eventbrite registration system to our wordpress-based website. The Registration Chairs will keep track of the dietary and accessibility needs of conference attendees and relay this information to the Logistics Chairs. The Registration Chairs are also in charge of welcoming and guiding attendees on the day of the conference.
Incoming Web & Communications Chair
The Web and Communications Chairs act as our Public Relations duo. These chairs are responsible for developing and updating the IWB website (a wordpress-based platform) and social media outlets (e.g., Facebook and Twitter). The Web and Communication Chairs are also in charge of developing marketing strategies and promotional materials to advertise the conference. This may include (but is not limited to) the design of posters and pamphlets, as well as placing advertisements in local news outlets and relevant community list-servs/newsletters. The Web & Communications Chairs will monitor the Twitter Feed on the day of the conference to determine the “Best Tweeter” award.
If you are interested email a resume and a brief statement of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight on September 19th. If there is a particular position (or positions) that interest you, let us know. Experience in organizing events is an asset, but is not required. Above all we are looking for enthusiastic team players with a positive outlook who are interested in developing their organizational skills.
Contact Hilary and Jennie at email@example.com with any questions.