Purpose: Organizing the Annual Meeting of the International Neuroethics Society
Composition and Terms: The Program Committee is composed of 6 members, one of whom will serve as the Chair. Each member serves at least a 2-year term, but no more than 4 years. The current chair should be a member of the International Neuroethics Society board and should have served on the conference program committee in the previous year.
Duties and Responsibilities: The program committee is responsible for the content and execution of the annual meeting. With respect to content, members of the committee are responsible for identifying suitable topic areas, soliciting speakers, reviewing symposia and topic suggestions and abstract/poster submissions from the Society’s membership. With respect to execution, members of the committee are responsible for identifying a suitable venue, managing event advertisement/promotion, media outreach, website design (incl. registration and payment logistics), site logistics (program printing, signage, caterer contact, registration desk, poster boards, AV, etc.), and accounting.
Timeline: Ideally, there should be an 18-month timeline leading up to the meeting, in order to secure speaker commitments early. With one committee and 12-months intervals between meetings, that means that for about 6 months of the year, the committee will near the end of preparing one annual meeting and begin planning the next annual meeting. Committee members are expected to participate in monthly hour-long conference calls, and to work on assignments between conference calls. The chair is responsible for developing a timeline, using the template below as guidance:
Report to: The Chair of the Program Committee will report to the Executive Committee and/or the President of the International Neuroethics Society.
Communication and Outreach Committee
Purpose: To promote Society activities; to recommend to the Board direction, priorities, and strategies for communication to aid the growth of the Society and the Society's interests, including but not limited to the newsletter, the website, the membership and potential membership.
Composition and Terms: The Communications and Outreach Committee is composed of INS members. A member of the board will serve as the Chair. Each member serves at least a 2-year term, but no more than 4 years.
3. Communication with current members and recruitment of new members.
4. Communication with other organizations and the press.
5. Annual Meeting publicity.
6. Social media.
Duties and Responsibilities: Specific duties and responsibilities within the divisions will be developed by committee members in coordination with the Executive Committee and the Governing Board.
Report to: The Chair of the Communication and Outreach Committee will report to the Executive Committee and/or the President of the International Neuroethics Society.
Purpose: The Nominating Committee will select members to replace those Board members whose terms expire. The terms of five of the 15 members of the Board of Directors expire at the end of February, 2014.