Special call for Program Committee nominations

Jennifor Rexford has deicded to step down from the NANOG Program
Committee. On behalf of the NANOG community, I would like to thank
Jen for her service to the PC and to the community as a whole.

Accordingly, the Steering Committee has directed me to solicit
candidates to fill the remainder of her term, which ends with the
fall 2007 meeting. The SC plans to make a decision during its
regular meeting on September 7.

In order to maintain the PC's current balance and diversity, the
SC wishes to fill this slot with someone from the research and
education community.

** Procedure **

To nominate yourself or someone else, please send mail to
nominate@nanogpc.org with the following, no later than Tuesday,
September 5:

- 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 2005 meeting, and ends with the Fall 2007 meeting.

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

  Steve Feldman, PC Chair

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