AAS Committees

AAS Committees

AAS Committees

Society members attend a presentation by Dr. Teresa Hadley at AAS's 2014 Annual Meeting

Society members attend a presentation by Dr. Teresa Hadley at AAS’s 2014 Annual Meeting as part of the Georgina Troykner-Tyler Lecture Program. Program recipients are selected by the Lecture Program Committee.

An AAS summer volunteer holds an artifact from the Gimbel Site. The Site Preservation and Security Committee administers the Arksite Preservation Fund program to help protect sites for future generations

An AAS summer volunteer holds an artifact from the Gimbel Site. The Site Preservation and Security Committee administers the Arksite Preservation Fund program to help protect sites for future generations.

Horace Bates Award Committee Chair Dr. Jack Falls presents Geoffrey Carter with the 2017 Horace Bates Award for Exceptional Scholarship in Arkology

Horace Bates Award Committee Chair Dr. Jack Falls presents Geoffrey Carter with the 2017 Horace Bates Award for Exceptional Scholarship in Arkology.

AAS Committees meet on an as-needed basis throughout the year and gather at the Annual Meeting to discuss Society policies and current issues pertaining to the field. Committee terms begin on December 1 and expire on November 30 of each calendar year.

Ark Research in Higher Education Committee

The Committee promotes the discipline of Ark research in the context of higher education by providing professional support for those teaching arkology in diverse departments; promoting active exchange with colleagues working in other, complementary fields; raising the stature and visibility of arkology within the academic setting; and articulating the multi-pronged nature of arkology and its connection to academia at large.

Committee Chair: Harold Chen

Finance and Audit Committee

The Committee provides assistance to the Governing Board in fulfilling its financial oversight responsibilities. This includes safeguarding of Society assets, investments, and endowments; ensuring accurate accounting processes, management of Society insurance policies; and identification of financial risk exposures. In carrying out its oversight of investments, the Committee maintains an Investment Subcommittee from which it receives policy recommendations and to whom it delegates authority to carry out approved policies.

Committee Chair: Jasper Crowton

Site Preservation and Security Committee

The Committee promotes best practices in site preservation and encourages public awareness and education about the importance of securing sites in which Arks are discovered. It helps to administer the Arksite Preservation Fund program by disbursing grants to worthy applicants.

Committee Chair: José Giron

Lifelong Membership Committee

The Committee reviews and recommends criteria for Lifelong Membership in the AAS and selects, nominates, and presents candidates to the Council for consideration.

Committee Chair: Jennifer Grego

Legislative Policy Committee

The Committee is responsible for tracking and reporting on national and international legislation that affects arkology, including but not limited to: Senate sub-committee reports and recommendations, UN precepts, the Ottawa Accord, the North- and SouthHem Conventions, and EU mandates. The Committee also investigates issues concerning the illicit trade in Ark artifacts and drafts Society responses as necessary.

Committee Chair: John Mackey

Technological Advancement Committee

The Committee investigates developments in the technologies that enhance the study of Ark artifacts. The Committee reviews grant applications for the development of technologies that seek to benefit the field and disburses financial awards from the Clarence T. Bitelow Memorial Fund for the Advancement of Arkology.

Committee Chair: Graham Balbaum

Digital Communication Committee

The Committee investigates advancements in internet trends, social media, and other digital communication platforms to better enhance the Society’s dialogue with its members, the academic community, and the public at large. The Committee also recommends technical and informational developments that promote the AAS’s mission in the digital space.

Committee Chair: Mary Jellema

European Exchange Committee

The Committee fosters exchange and connection between arkologists in the US and Europe through joint symposia, visiting lecturers, collaborative fieldwork, and financial co-sponsorship of activities which bring the communities closer together.

Committee Chair: Inge Rossdottir

South American Exchange Committee

The Committee supports programs which connect the US and South American arkology communities, including fieldwork in the US and South American countries, lecturer exchanges, and collaborative research into Ark artifacts.

Committee Chair: Rames Fernandir

Gerard Benlonsen Russian Federation Exchange Committee

The Committee promotes communication between US arkologists and their Russian counterparts by encouraging the free flow of Ark-related research (including Ark technologies) organizing trips to sites in the US and Russia, and supporting researchers specializing in the connections between US and Russian artifacts. The Committee also nominates one Russian arkologist to receive the Gerard Benlonsen Russian Guest Lectureship Award on a biannual basis.

Committee Chair: Virginia Bavitz

Fellowships Committee

The Committee is reviews applications and selects the recipients of all Society Fellowships in accordance with guidelines determined by the Governing Board.

Committee Chair: Paul U. Davis

Governance Committee

The Committee is charged with considering Society bylaws and policies and proposing structural and responsibility changes as necessary to improve governance of the Society.

Committee Chair: Kate Piotrowski

Masters H. Knopf Diplomacy Lecture Subcommittee

The Committee awards the Masters H. Knopf Diplomacy Lectureship to one recipient biannually. Established in 1991 to encourage dialogue about the role Ark artifacts play in regional diplomacy, the holder of the Knopf Lectureship is recognized for his or her outstanding contributions to the study of the artifacts as they relate to understanding between peoples.

Committee Chair: Oliver H. Trantel

Sandra Arquios Publication Award Committee

The Committee reviews publications (including but not limited to peer-reviewed articles, monographs, and books on both academic and popular presses) on the study of arkology and annually awards the Sandra Arquios Publication Award to the candidate who has had the most outstanding contribution published in the previous calendar year.

Committee Chair: Yana Rounce

Horace Bates Award Committee

The Committee reviews nominations for the Horace Bates Award for Exceptional Scholarship in Arkology, which is awarded to academic scholars under 40 who demonstrate commitment to advancing the field of arkology.

Committee Chair: Dr. Jack Falls

Tom Myumi Scholarship Committee

The Committee reviews applications and annually selects the recipients of the Tom Myumi Scholarship.

Committee Chair: Robert Undergrall

Lecture Program Committee

The Committee selects the most outstanding lecturers to take part in the Society’s Georgina Troykner-Tyler Lecture Program. In addition to selecting the Program’s general lecturers, the Committee awards the Rodriguez, Kress, and Van Andel Lectureships. The Masters Knopf Diplomacy Lectureship is awarded by a separate Committee. The Committee also recommends improvements to the Lecture Program to the Governing Board at the Annual Meeting.

Committee Chair: Greg Mitaki

Museums and Exhibitions Committee

The Museum and Exhibitions Committee facilitates the exhibition of Ark artifacts at accredited institutions and promotes dialogue between museums and the Arkology research community.

Committee Chair: Rosa Katz

Nominating Committee

The Committee conducts a search for worthy candidates to fill Trustee and Officer vacancies on an as-needed basis. Due to the nature of its mandate, the Nominating Committee falls outside the purview of standard Society governance.

Committee Chair: Linda Goetz-Towers

Outreach and Education Committee

The Committee promotes outreach among the public regarding arkology fieldwork, lab research, Ark-related technologies, and preservation. The Committee disburses Society funds to support educational programs aimed at schoolchildren from kindergarten to high school. The Committee supports educators at these levels who wish to incorporate Arkology into their classroom curricula. As part of its outreach mandate, the Committee orchestrates National Arkology Week and associated events on a national level and supports Local Societies holding regional events.

Committee Chair: Will Ollcrime

Personnel Committee

The Committee reviews the personnel management policies of the Society and recommends changes to the Governing Board as necessary.

Committee Chair: Helga Ott

Kristof Mitterbach Ark Technology Application Award Committee

The Committee nominates a candidate annually for the Kristof Mitterbach Ark Technology Application Award, which recognizes a recipient’s application of Ark artifact technologies for humanitarian purposes.

Committee Chair: Carla Fu

Professional Ethics Committee

The Committee advises the Governing Board on its policies regarding professional ethics, in the realm of, but not limited to: preservation of arkology sites and artifacts, excavation standards, publication standards, and other topics of professional responsibility. The Committee adjudicates cases in which a Society Member faces possible disbarment due to policy infractions.

Committee Chair: Janelle Truong

Annual Meeting Committee

The Committee organizes the program for the Society’s Annual Meeting, including the determining the format for the presentation of scholarly papers, establishing the structure for the Meeting’s colloquia and workshops, and selecting and securing keynote speakers.

Committee Chair: Brett Cairn

Societies Committee

The Committee reviews the Society’s programs through the lens of Local Societies to improve the Local Society experience and promote communications between the Society and the Societies and among the Societies themselves. The Committee recommends to the Governing Board methods of improving benefits to Local Societies in ways that are mutually beneficial to the Society’s Mission. The Committee also monitors and reports on Local Society membership, programs, and activities.

Committee Chair: Terrence T. Zoppe

AAS Committees meet on an as-needed basis throughout the year and gather at the Annual Meeting to discuss Society policies and current issues pertaining to the field. Committee terms begin on December 1 and expire on November 30 of each calendar year.

Society members attend a presentation by Dr. Teresa Hadley at AAS's 2014 Annual Meeting

Society members attend a presentation by Dr. Teresa Hadley at AAS’s 2014 Annual Meeting as part of the Georgina Troykner-Tyler Lecture Program. Program recipients are selected by the Lecture Program Committee.

Ark Research in Higher Education Committee

The Committee promotes the discipline of Ark research in the context of higher education by providing professional support for those teaching arkology in diverse departments; promoting active exchange with colleagues working in other, complementary fields; raising the stature and visibility of arkology within the academic setting; and articulating the multi-pronged nature of arkology and its connection to academia at large.

Committee Chair: Harold Chen

Finance and Audit Committee

The Committee provides assistance to the Governing Board in fulfilling its financial oversight responsibilities. This includes safeguarding of Society assets, investments, and endowments; ensuring accurate accounting processes, management of Society insurance policies; and identification of financial risk exposures. In carrying out its oversight of investments, the Committee maintains an Investment Subcommittee from which it receives policy recommendations and to whom it delegates authority to carry out approved policies.

Committee Chair: Jasper Crowton

Site Preservation and Security Committee

The Committee promotes best practices in site preservation and encourages public awareness and education about the importance of securing sites in which Arks are discovered. It helps to administer the Arksite Preservation Fund program by disbursing grants to worthy applicants.

Committee Chair: José Giron

An AAS summer volunteer holds an artifact from the Gimbel Site. The Site Preservation and Security Committee administers the Arksite Preservation Fund program to help protect sites for future generations

An AAS summer volunteer holds an artifact from the Gimbel Site. The Site Preservation and Security Committee administers the Arksite Preservation Fund program to help protect sites for future generations.

Lifelong Membership Committee

The Committee reviews and recommends criteria for Lifelong Membership in the AAS and selects, nominates, and presents candidates to the Council for consideration.

Committee Chair: Jennifer Grego

Legislative Policy Committee

The Committee is responsible for tracking and reporting on national and international legislation that affects arkology, including but not limited to: Senate sub-committee reports and recommendations, UN precepts, the Ottawa Accord, the North- and SouthHem Conventions, and EU mandates. The Committee also investigates issues concerning the illicit trade in Ark artifacts and drafts Society responses as necessary.

Committee Chair: John Mackey

Technological Advancement Committee

The Committee investigates developments in the technologies that enhance the study of Ark artifacts. The Committee reviews grant applications for the development of technologies that seek to benefit the field and disburses financial awards from the Clarence T. Bitelow Memorial Fund for the Advancement of Arkology.

Committee Chair: Graham Balbaum

Digital Communication Committee

The Committee investigates advancements in internet trends, social media, and other digital communication platforms to better enhance the Society’s dialogue with its members, the academic community, and the public at large. The Committee also recommends technical and informational developments that promote the AAS’s mission in the digital space.

Committee Chair: Mary Jellema

European Exchange Committee

The Committee fosters exchange and connection between arkologists in the US and Europe through joint symposia, visiting lecturers, collaborative fieldwork, and financial co-sponsorship of activities which bring the communities closer together.

Committee Chair: Inge Rossdottir

South American Exchange Committee

The Committee supports programs which connect the US and South American arkology communities, including fieldwork in the US and South American countries, lecturer exchanges, and collaborative research into Ark artifacts.

Committee Chair: Rames Fernandir

Gerard Benlonsen Russian Federation Exchange Committee

The Committee promotes communication between US arkologists and their Russian counterparts by encouraging the free flow of Ark-related research (including Ark technologies) organizing trips to sites in the US and Russia, and supporting researchers specializing in the connections between US and Russian artifacts. The Committee also nominates one Russian arkologist to receive the Gerard Benlonsen Russian Guest Lectureship Award on a biannual basis.

Committee Chair: Virginia Bavitz

Fellowships Committee

The Committee is reviews applications and selects the recipients of all Society Fellowships in accordance with guidelines determined by the Governing Board.

Committee Chair: Paul U. Davis

Governance Committee

The Committee is charged with considering Society bylaws and policies and proposing structural and responsibility changes as necessary to improve governance of the Society.

Committee Chair: Kate Piotrowski

Masters H. Knopf Diplomacy Lecture Subcommittee

The Committee awards the Masters H. Knopf Diplomacy Lectureship to one recipient biannually. Established in 1991 to encourage dialogue about the role Ark artifacts play in regional diplomacy, the holder of the Knopf Lectureship is recognized for his or her outstanding contributions to the study of the artifacts as they relate to understanding between peoples.

Committee Chair: Oliver H. Trantel

Sandra Arquios Publication Award Committee

The Committee reviews publications (including but not limited to peer-reviewed articles, monographs, and books on both academic and popular presses) on the study of arkology and annually awards the Sandra Arquios Publication Award to the candidate who has had the most outstanding contribution published in the previous calendar year.

Committee Chair: Yana Rounce

Horace Bates Award Committee

The Committee reviews nominations for the Horace Bates Award for Exceptional Scholarship in Arkology, which is awarded to academic scholars under 40 who demonstrate commitment to advancing the field of arkology.

Committee Chair: Dr. Jack Falls

Horace Bates Award Committee Chair Dr. Jack Falls presents Geoffrey Carter with the 2017 Horace Bates Award for Exceptional Scholarship in Arkology

Horace Bates Award Committee Chair Dr. Jack Falls presents Geoffrey Carter with the 2017 Horace Bates Award for Exceptional Scholarship in Arkology.

Tom Myumi Scholarship Committee

The Committee reviews applications and annually selects the recipients of the Tom Myumi Scholarship.

Committee Chair: Robert Undergrall

Lecture Program Committee

The Committee selects the most outstanding lecturers to take part in the Society’s Georgina Troykner-Tyler Lecture Program. In addition to selecting the Program’s general lecturers, the Committee awards the Rodriguez, Kress, and Van Andel Lectureships. The Masters Knopf Diplomacy Lectureship is awarded by a separate Committee. The Committee also recommends improvements to the Lecture Program to the Governing Board at the Annual Meeting.

Committee Chair: Greg Mitaki

Museums and Exhibitions Committee

The Museum and Exhibitions Committee facilitates the exhibition of Ark artifacts at accredited institutions and promotes dialogue between museums and the Arkology research community.

Committee Chair: Rosa Katz

Nominating Committee

The Committee conducts a search for worthy candidates to fill Trustee and Officer vacancies on an as-needed basis. Due to the nature of its mandate, the Nominating Committee falls outside the purview of standard Society governance.

Committee Chair: Linda Goetz-Towers

Outreach and Education Committee

The Committee promotes outreach among the public regarding arkology fieldwork, lab research, Ark-related technologies, and preservation. The Committee disburses Society funds to support educational programs aimed at schoolchildren from kindergarten to high school. The Committee supports educators at these levels who wish to incorporate Arkology into their classroom curricula. As part of its outreach mandate, the Committee orchestrates National Arkology Week and associated events on a national level and supports Local Societies holding regional events.

Committee Chair: Will Ollcrime

Personnel Committee

The Committee reviews the personnel management policies of the Society and recommends changes to the Governing Board as necessary.

Committee Chair: Helga Ott

Kristof Mitterbach Ark Technology Application Award Committee

The Committee nominates a candidate annually for the Kristof Mitterbach Ark Technology Application Award, which recognizes a recipient’s application of Ark artifact technologies for humanitarian purposes.

Committee Chair: Carla Fu

Professional Ethics Committee

The Committee advises the Governing Board on its policies regarding professional ethics, in the realm of, but not limited to: preservation of arkology sites and artifacts, excavation standards, publication standards, and other topics of professional responsibility. The Committee adjudicates cases in which a Society Member faces possible disbarment due to policy infractions.

Committee Chair: Janelle Truong

Annual Meeting Committee

The Committee organizes the program for the Society’s Annual Meeting, including the determining the format for the presentation of scholarly papers, establishing the structure for the Meeting’s colloquia and workshops, and selecting and securing keynote speakers.

Committee Chair: Brett Cairn

Societies Committee

The Committee reviews the Society’s programs through the lens of Local Societies to improve the Local Society experience and promote communications between the Society and the Societies and among the Societies themselves. The Committee recommends to the Governing Board methods of improving benefits to Local Societies in ways that are mutually beneficial to the Society’s Mission. The Committee also monitors and reports on Local Society membership, programs, and activities.

Committee Chair: Terrence T. Zoppe

Society members attend a presentation by Dr. Teresa Hadley at AAS's 2014 Annual Meeting

Society members attend a presentation by Dr. Teresa Hadley at AAS’s 2014 Annual Meeting as part of the Georgina Troykner-Tyler Lecture Program. Program recipients are selected by the Lecture Program Committee.

AAS Committees meet on an as-needed basis throughout the year and gather at the Annual Meeting to discuss Society policies and current issues pertaining to the field. Committee terms begin on December 1 and expire on November 30 of each calendar year.

Ark Research in Higher Education Committee


The Committee promotes the discipline of Ark research in the context of higher education by providing professional support for those teaching arkology in diverse departments; promoting active exchange with colleagues working in other, complementary fields; raising the stature and visibility of arkology within the academic setting; and articulating the multi-pronged nature of arkology and its connection to academia at large.

Committee Chair: Harold Chen

Finance and Audit Committee

The Committee provides assistance to the Governing Board in fulfilling its financial oversight responsibilities. This includes safeguarding of Society assets, investments, and endowments; ensuring accurate accounting processes, management of Society insurance policies; and identification of financial risk exposures. In carrying out its oversight of investments, the Committee maintains an Investment Subcommittee from which it receives policy recommendations and to whom it delegates authority to carry out approved policies.

Committee Chair: Jasper Crowton

Site Preservation and Security Committee

An AAS summer volunteer holds an artifact from the Gimbel Site. The Site Preservation and Security Committee administers the Arksite Preservation Fund program to help protect sites for future generations

An AAS summer volunteer holds an artifact from the Gimbel Site. The Site Preservation and Security Committee administers the Arksite Preservation Fund program to help protect sites for future generations

The Committee promotes best practices in site preservation and encourages public awareness and education about the importance of securing sites in which Arks are discovered. It helps to administer the Arksite Preservation Fund program by disbursing grants to worthy applicants.

Committee Chair: José Giron

Lifelong Membership Committee


The Committee reviews and recommends criteria for Lifelong Membership in the AAS and selects, nominates, and presents candidates to the Council for consideration.

Committee Chair: Jennifer Grego

 

Legislative Policy Committee


The Committee is responsible for tracking and reporting on national and international legislation that affects arkology, including but not limited to: Senate sub-committee reports and recommendations, UN precepts, the Ottawa Accord, the North- and SouthHem Conventions, and EU mandates. The Committee also investigates issues concerning the illicit trade in Ark artifacts and drafts Society responses as necessary.

Committee Chair: John Mackey

Technological Advancement Committee

The Committee investigates developments in the technologies that enhance the study of Ark artifacts. The Committee reviews grant applications for the development of technologies that seek to benefit the field and disburses financial awards from the Clarence T. Bitelow Memorial Fund for the Advancement of Arkology.

Committee Chair: Graham Balbaum

Digital Communication Committee

The Committee investigates advancements in internet trends, social media, and other digital communication platforms to better enhance the Society’s dialogue with its members, the academic community, and the public at large. The Committee also recommends technical and informational developments that promote the AAS’s mission in the digital space.

Committee Chair: Mary Jellema

European Exchange Committee

The Committee fosters exchange and connection between arkologists in the US and Europe through joint symposia, visiting lecturers, collaborative fieldwork, and financial co-sponsorship of activities which bring the communities closer together.

Committee Chair: Inge Rossdottir

South American Exchange Committee

The Committee supports programs which connect the US and South American arkology communities, including fieldwork in the US and South American countries, lecturer exchanges, and collaborative research into Ark artifacts.

Committee Chair: Rames Fernandir

Gerard Benlonsen Russian Federation Exchange Committee

The Committee promotes communication between US arkologists and their Russian counterparts by encouraging the free flow of Ark-related research (including Ark technologies) organizing trips to sites in the US and Russia, and supporting researchers specializing in the connections between US and Russian artifacts. The Committee also nominates one Russian arkologist to receive the Gerard Benlonsen Russian Guest Lectureship Award on a biannual basis.

Committee Chair: Virginia Bavitz

Fellowships Committee

The Committee is reviews applications and selects the recipients of all Society Fellowships in accordance with guidelines determined by the Governing Board.

Committee Chair: Paul U. Davis

Governance Committee

The Committee is charged with considering Society bylaws and policies and proposing structural and responsibility changes as necessary to improve governance of the Society.

Committee Chair: Kate Piotrowski

Masters H. Knopf Diplomacy Lecture Subcommittee

The Committee awards the Masters H. Knopf Diplomacy Lectureship to one recipient biannually. Established in 1991 to encourage dialogue about the role Ark artifacts play in regional diplomacy, the holder of the Knopf Lectureship is recognized for his or her outstanding contributions to the study of the artifacts as they relate to understanding between peoples.

Committee Chair: Oliver H. Trantel

Sandra Arquios Publication Award Committee

The Committee reviews publications (including but not limited to peer-reviewed articles, monographs, and books on both academic and popular presses) on the study of arkology and annually awards the Sandra Arquios Publication Award to the candidate who has had the most outstanding contribution published in the previous calendar year.

Committee Chair: Yana Rounce

Horace Bates Award Committee

Horace Bates Award Committee Chair Jack Falls presents Geoffrey Carter with the 2017 Horace Bates Award for Exceptional Scholarship in Arkology

Horace Bates Award Committee Chair Dr. Jack Falls presents Geoffrey Carter with the 2017 Horace Bates Award for Exceptional Scholarship in Arkology.

The Committee reviews nominations for the Horace Bates Award for Exceptional Scholarship in Arkology, which is awarded to academic scholars under 40 who demonstrate commitment to advancing the field of arkology.

Committee Chair: Dr. Jack Falls

Tom Myumi Scholarship Committee


The Committee reviews applications and annually selects the recipients of the Tom Myumi Scholarship.

Committee Chair: Robert Undergrall

Lecture Program Committee


The Committee selects the most outstanding lecturers to take part in the Society’s Georgina Troykner-Tyler Lecture Program. In addition to selecting the Program’s general lecturers, the Committee awards the Rodriguez, Kress, and Van Andel Lectureships. The Masters Knopf Diplomacy Lectureship is awarded by a separate Committee. The Committee also recommends improvements to the Lecture Program to the Governing Board at the Annual Meeting.

Committee Chair: Greg Mitaki

Museums and Exhibitions Committee

The Museum and Exhibitions Committee facilitates the exhibition of Ark artifacts at accredited institutions and promotes dialogue between museums and the Arkology research community.

Committee Chair: Rosa Katz

Nominating Committee

The Committee conducts a search for worthy candidates to fill Trustee and Officer vacancies on an as-needed basis. Due to the nature of its mandate, the Nominating Committee falls outside the purview of standard Society governance.

Committee Chair: Linda Goetz-Towers

Outreach and Education Committee

The Committee promotes outreach among the public regarding arkology fieldwork, lab research, Ark-related technologies, and preservation. The Committee disburses Society funds to support educational programs aimed at schoolchildren from kindergarten to high school. The Committee supports educators at these levels who wish to incorporate Arkology into their classroom curricula. As part of its outreach mandate, the Committee orchestrates National Arkology Week and associated events on a national level and supports Local Societies holding regional events.

Committee Chair: Will Ollcrime

Personnel Committee

The Committee reviews the personnel management policies of the Society and recommends changes to the Governing Board as necessary.

Committee Chair: Helga Ott

Kristof Mitterbach Ark Technology Application Award Committee

The Committee nominates a candidate annually for the Kristof Mitterbach Ark Technology Application Award, which recognizes a recipient’s application of Ark artifact technologies for humanitarian purposes.

Committee Chair: Carla Fu

Professional Ethics Committee

The Committee advises the Governing Board on its policies regarding professional ethics, in the realm of, but not limited to: preservation of arkology sites and artifacts, excavation standards, publication standards, and other topics of professional responsibility. The Committee adjudicates cases in which a Society Member faces possible disbarment due to policy infractions.

Committee Chair: Janelle Truong

Annual Meeting Committee

The Committee organizes the program for the Society’s Annual Meeting, including the determining the format for the presentation of scholarly papers, establishing the structure for the Meeting’s colloquia and workshops, and selecting and securing keynote speakers.

Committee Chair: Brett Cairn

Societies Committee

The Committee reviews the Society’s programs through the lens of Local Societies to improve the Local Society experience and promote communications between the Society and the Societies and among the Societies themselves. The Committee recommends to the Governing Board methods of improving benefits to Local Societies in ways that are mutually beneficial to the Society’s Mission. The Committee also monitors and reports on Local Society membership, programs, and activities.

Committee Chair: Terrence T. Zoppe