Annual Meeting Program Committee—San Francisco 2018


Committee Roster

Erich van Rijn, California, Chair (erich DOT vanrijn AT ucpress DOT edu)
Chris Cosner, Stanford
Susan Donnelly, Harvard
Bridget Flannery-McCoy, Columbia
Dan Williams, TCU

Board Liaison
Nicole Mitchell, Washington

Central Office Liaison
Susan Patton


General Objective: Organize the program and procure speakers/panellists/moderators for the 2018 Annual Meeting.

Specific Tasks:

  • Schedule an informal meeting during the AAUP 2017 Annual Meeting and a formal one-day meeting of the Committee in early fall 2017 to brainstorm topics and speakers for the sessions and divide up responsibilities for various panels and plenaries. 
  • To the maximum extent possible, draw on the unique technology talent and resources located in the San Francisco Bay Area in creating programs for the meeting
  • Continue to develop and support Collaboration Labs.
  • Within existing constraints (time, resources, contractual obligations to hotel), incorporate alternative session formats (e.g., unmeetings, vendor forums)
  • Attract individuals from beyond the AAUP community – both as speakers and attendees.
  • Establish a draft program schedule by October 2017. Provide outline of the program in an October report to the Board. Recruit program speakers by February 2018.
  • Submit a proposed allocation of the speakers’ budget to the Central Office by February 2018.
  • Develop speaker/facilitator guidelines to ensure expectations are clearly communicated and sessions are sufficiently interactive.
  • Design a logo for the meeting. 
  • Provide copy for preliminary program by February 1, 2018, and a final printed program by May 1, 2018, or other dates provided by the Central Office.
  • Work with the Central Office to help market the Annual Meeting.
  • Work with the Central Office to attract sponsors for the Annual Meeting.
  • Make a progress report to the AAUP Board in time for its November, March, and June meetings; the March report should include the preliminary program.
  • Review your General Objective and Specific Tasks, and recommend changes for next year to the Executive Director.

Committee Reports and Projects

2015-2016 Final Report
2014-2015 Final Report
2013-2014 Final Report
2012-2013 Final Report

View the programs and highlights from recent AAUP Annual Meetings:

AAUP 2015: Connect, Collaborate

AAUP 2014: Open to Debate

AAUP 2013: Bridging Worlds

AAUP 2012: Igniting the Future

AAUP 2011: The Next Wave: Toward a Culture of Collaboration

AAUP 2010: Toward a Sustainable Future