PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEMBER RESPONSIBILITIES
As a member of the committee, your responsibilities will be to:
(1) SOLICIT QUALITY PAPERS FOR SUBMISSION TO THE CONFERENCE.
At a minimum this will involve posting the Call for Participation.
PC members are encouraged to submit papers to the conference, although the General Chair and the Program Co-chairs may not. We will handle papers submitted by committee members more carefully, and, to minimize conflicts of interest, we will enforce the confidentiality of reviews from other committee members.
(2) PERSONALLY, REVIEW SUBMISSIONS;
The FIRM due date for submissions is will be announced in January. Abstracts will be due one month before, the due date. During the time PC members will review abstracts to declare conflicts and express interests in papers. PC members will be asked to review and agree to a conflict of interest statement prior to the assignment of papers.
The bulk of the reviewing will be done from in late Winter to mid Spring. Reviews will include submissions for master classes as well. It is difficult to predict exactly how many submissions we will receive, so members will be made an offer and they will be able to commit to a minimum number of papers for review closer to the time. This Conference and Trade Show will serve to disseminate research findings aimed at filling current market intelligence gaps.
But it is not an academic conference, hence, some of the submissions will relate to practical skills building sessions, certification, and certification prep workshops or bootcamps. PC members are expected to read and write reviews for every paper for which they have been assigned. PC members may solicit additional readers, but they must guarantee the confidentiality of the submissions and reviews.
(3) ATTEND THE PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEETING.
Programme Committee meeting will be held online via web conferencing at the best date and time agreed via related round robin. They will progress from monthly meetings to fortnightly special sub-committee meetings as we move closer to the event date. Not all PC members will be required to serve on a sub-committee. If you accept our invitation, you are committing yourself to attend this meeting. Your attendance is absolutely crucial.
(4) ATTEND THE CONFERENCE
The event spans a total of 4 days. One pre-conference certification and master workshop, plus industry tours, and 2 and ½ days of Conference and Trade Show. PC members are expected to attend, you might also be interested to chair a session (paper, panel, keynote, master class etc.).
(5) PUBLICIZE THE CONFERENCE
PC members are expected to help publicize the conference by performing the following tasks:
a. Forward the electronic version of the – BIDEM, the Call for Papers, and preliminary Program to as many people as possible;
b. Actively recruit delegates and exhibitors for BIDEM 2020;
c. Actively publicize and promote BIDEM 2020;
d. Show attachment and comment on the event social media handles as well as on your own handles;
e. Recommend others who should be at the table. If you are in Toronto, it would be nice if you were available to join on of the industry tours, that is not mandatory.
If you have not yet completed your BIDEM 2020 Interest Form please do so at the link below:
BIDEM Conference and Trade Show Interest Sign-Up Form