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Henry Neeman <[log in to unmask]>
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Henry Neeman <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 15 Jun 2022 19:49:32 -0500
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OSCER users,

Forwarding from the PEARC conference series.

Please reply directly to them, and please feel free to
forward to anyone who may be interested and appropriate.



PEARC conference series nominations for Steering Committee and
2024 conference general chair
Nominations due Fri July 1 2022 11:59pm Central Time
Contact: [log in to unmask]


The Practice and Experience in Advanced Research Computing
(PEARC) Conference seeks nominations for individuals to serve
as the PEARC 2024 Conference General Chair(s) or as
PEARC Steering Committee Members-at-Large.

Nominations will be accepted from June 1 through July 1, 2022,
at 11:59 pm Central Time.

Nominations can be sent to:

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All members of the community are eligible to serve in these roles.

Individuals can self-nominate or nominate another person as
a potential Steering Committee Member-at-Large or
PEARC 2024 Conference General Chair(s).

A nomination (max 500 words) may be submitted to the current
Steering Committee during the nomination period.

All nominations should include:

* Full name, organization, and contact e-mail address of the

* A statement of support/interest of the candidate nominee
(maximum of 500 words).

This statement should include:

+ brief description of achievements and role(s) in the

+ brief description of how their work aligns with the mission
and vision of the PEARC organization

+ assessment of the individual's ability to represent
the needs of the community

+ assessment of the individual's ability to organize
a conference such as the annual PEARC Conference
(for Conference General Chair nominees only)

+ acknowledgement of flexibility to commit significant time
and resources to management of the conference in the two years
leading up to the event (for Conference General Chair nominees

Nominees who did not self-nominate will be offered a chance to
decline their nomination.

If they accept their nomination, they will be asked to supply
a statement of interest (max 250 words) supporting why they
should be elected to the Steering Committee as a Member-at-Large
or 2024 Conference General Chair.

Steering Committee Member-at-Large obligations:

Steering Committee Members-at-Large will provide oversight
for the overall PEARC organization, including but
not limited to:

* Ensure that the mission and vision of the PEARC Organization
are met and evolve as appropriate.

* Ensure the highest technical and professional standards are
maintained for the programs of the Conferences via regular
reviews of previous Conferences and future plans.

* Ensure regular communication and interactions between
the conference and sponsoring agencies.

* Provide continuity for the Conference series.

* Establish long-range plans for future Conferences.

* Advise on the plans of the Conference Committee for each
Conference, including the financial plan and the preliminary
technical program.

* Manage the nomination/selection processes for both
Steering Committee members and Conference General Chairs.

* Provide non-fiduciary financial oversight for the
conferences through review of the conference preliminary,
interim, and final financial reports.

* Review and address any necessary modifications to
the by-laws annually.

* Serve as advocates for the conference attendees and
other stakeholders.

* Advocate for PEARC within relevant public venues.

* Serve on ad-hoc or standing committees, task forces, or
working groups as deemed appropriate.

* Commit to approximately 3-5 hours a month including monthly
calls and other Steering Committee and subcommittee work.

PEARC Conference General Chair(s) obligations:

The General Chair(s) oversees all activities of the Conference
and Conference Committees.

Major activities include, but are not limited to:

* appoint persons to the Conference planning committees;

* work with sponsoring entity as appropriate to select
a conference location, arrange a hotel contract, define and
adhere to the conference budget, and manage contracted
services and other conference management responsibilities;

* oversee the set-up and maintenance of the conference website;

* oversee activities of Conference Committee chairs and
meeting planners, typically through regular conference calls;

* serve as a member of the PEARC Steering Committee;

* communicate updates to the Steering Committee about
Conference Committee's work and incorporate feedback and
direction as appropriate;

* ensure the successful implementation of all planned
conference activities.

Terms for both members-at-large and 2024 conference general
chair(s) will begin August 1, 2022 and run for three years
through July 31, 2025.

The PEARC Steering Committee coordinates the PEARC Conference
series in order to provide a forum for discussing challenges,
opportunities, and solutions among the broad range of
participants in the research computing community.

This community-driven effort builds on successes of the past,
and aims to grow and be more inclusive by involving
additional local, regional, national, and international
cyberinfrastructure and research computing partners spanning
academia, government and industry.

The PEARC Conference series is working to integrate and
meet the collective interests of our growing community.