[Nanog] [NANOG-announce] Program Committee vacancy: call for volunteers

Ted Seely has decided to step down from the NANOG Program Committee.
On behalf of the Program Committee, and the NANOG community as a
whole, I'd like to thank Ted for his many years of service to NANOG,
not just in his capacity as a member of the Program Committee, but as
a presenter and active participant.

The Steering Committee has directed me to solicit candidates to fill
the remainder of his term, which ends with the fall 2008 meeting.

As some of you know, the Program Committee is responsible for the
content of the NANOG conference. It is important work and we really
need a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives to make the
conference relevant for conference attendees. If you ever thought
that the content of a conference wasn't as good as it should be, this
is your chance to step up and work to make it better.

** Procedure **

To nominate yourself or someone else, please send mail to
nominate@nanogpc.org with the following, no later than Monday,
May 5, 2008

- Your name
- Nominee's name (if not you)
- Nominee's email address
- Nominee's phone number
- Reasons why you believe the nominee is qualified to
   serve on the Program Committee.

A committee member will contact each of the nominees to verify
interest and possibly request additional information.

The Steering Committee, with input from the current Program Committee,
will then select the person to fill the position.

** Eligibility **

The charter states:

   "To be eligible to be appointed as a member of the Program
   Committee, an individual must have attended one NANOG meeting
   within the prior calendar year (12 months). "

** Duties **

Again quoting the charter:

   "The Program Committee is responsible for motivating/soliciting
   people to submit interesting talks, selecting the submissions which
   seem most appropriate (with some attention to presentation skills),
   and following up with speakers after acceptances to ensure that
   presentations are completed in time, with ample warning of potential
   problems with the presentation."

   "Each member of the Program Committee must review all presentations
   submitted for each meeting. The Chair may excuse a member from
   one meeting's review cycle due to extenuating circumstances, but
   if a member misses two meetings in a row, he or she may be removed
   from the committee."

** Length of term **

This position is for the remainder of a two year term, which began after
the Fall 2006 meeting, and ends with the Fall 2008 meeting. So, yes,
this term is only for a single NANOG meeting. But this will not
impact the successful candidate's ability to serve two full terms.

If you have any further questions, please post to the nanog-futures list,
or contact the Steering Committee at steering@nanog.org.

Todd Underwood, Chair
Program Committee

[1] The full charter is available at http://www.nanog.org/charter.html