The GCC Conference Committee plans and executes the GCC Annual Conference, one of the primary ways that GCC members connect with and learn from one another each year. The Conference Committee works with a contract management company to manage logistics for the conference and develops a program that reflects and celebrates the organization‘s membership, innovation, research, and programmatic developments in the field of graduate-level career and professional development.
Conference Committee Co-Chairs: Bill Lindstaedt and MIke Matrone
Executive Committee Liaison: Derek Atttig
GCC CONTACT: email@example.com
Volunteer for the 2023 Annual Conference!
The Conference committee is comprised of 8 subcommittees:
The sponsorship subcommittee is responsible for evaluating the funding needs for the conference and setting sponsorship levels with associated benefits. The sponsorship committee works closely with the conference committee to ensure space and time is allocated in the conference agenda as appropriate, sponsors are included in the registration process, hotel accommodations and whova app. Sponsorship committee members outreach to existing and potential sponsors to secure conference funding and manage those relationships throughout the conference.
2022 Sponsorship Subcommittee: Derek Attig (co-chair), Annie Maxfield (co-chair), Natalie Lundsteen, Ruth Schemmer, Eric Vaughn, Tithi Basu Mallik
The member-generated sessions subcommittee manages the proposal process for sessions at the annual conference, from building the call for proposals to reviewing submissions to scheduling sessions during the conference.
2022 Member-Generated Subcommittee: Sudha Krishnamurthy (co-chair), Lauren Easterling (co-chair), Rachel Care, Linda Louie, Laura Stark, Alicia Roy, Noro Adriamanalina, Nana Lee, Ashley Smallwood
2022 Member-Generated Poster Session: Pallavi Eswara, Priya Date, Angie O‘Neal
The keynote subcommittee works closely with the conference leadership to identify keynote speakers and plan plenary sessions for the annual conference. The subcommittee invites potential speakers, negotiates with them, and schedules the talks.
2022 Keynote Subcommittee: Jinelle Wint (co-chair), David Blancha (co-chair), Julie Rojewski, Yelda Serin, Elizabeth Harrington Lambert
The social subcommittee is responsible for many elements of the conference designed to build community and offer social and networking opportunities, including receptions, dine-arounds, walking tours, and more.
2022 Social Subcommittee: Rosanne Lurie (chair), Bill Lindstaedt, Christina Keeton, Angie Hawkins
The communications subcommittee manages communication to membership about the conference, messages to conference attendees, and the Whova conference program app.
2022 Communications Subcommittee: Mike Matrone (chair), Mike Mullen, Asma Co
The pre-conference subcommittee plans and executes a full-day event for conference attendees new to GCC or to the field, including learning and networking opportunities.
2022 Pre-Conference Subcommittee: Beth Olson (chair), Benedicte Gnangnon, Karin Lawton-Dunn, Lauren Lyon, Jovana Milosavljevic-Ardeljan, Rob Pearson
The post-conference subcommittee plans and executes a half-day event for experienced GCC members covering a range of leadership topics.
2022 Post-Conference Midcareer Subcommittee: Amy Pszlkowski, Dinuka Gunaratne, Katie Homar, Karyn Lawrence, Teresa Dillinger
The online conference subcommittee plans any online component(s) of the annual conference.
2022 Online Conference Subcommittee: Amy Defibaugh, Mabel Perez-Oquendo, Nai-Fen Su, Laura Page, Caleb Yu, Susi Varvayanis, Briana Konnick
Volunteer Needs for 2022-23: The Conference Committee will need volunteers for all of the subcommittees described above. Interested members can contact 2023 Conference Chair Lauren Easterling at firstname.lastname@example.org.