Annual Meeting Program Committee—San Francisco 2018


Committee Roster

Erich van Rijn, California, Chair (erich DOT vanrijn AT ucpress DOT edu)
Kim Bryant, North Carolina
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