This month’s section meeting will be held on the Friday, February 26, 11:30 am. at the Spaghetti Warehouse, 1226 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205. Representatives from our state chapter will be in attendance at our February 26 section meeting for a conference committee member orientation.
Call for State Conference Committee Members!
As many of you know, San Antonio has the honor of hosting the 2016 APA Texas Annual conference on November 2-4, 2016. Our section membership has the opportunity to serve on the subcommittees to prepare for the conference and make sure it has a “local flavor.” We ask that please consider embracing this opportunity to volunteer for one of these subcommittees. The conference planning subcommittees are listed below with brief descriptions of each:
Determine and coordinate overall conference sessions/tracts and speakers. Recommend plenary and keynote speakers. Provide info for CM credits application and conference brochure.
- Short Course
Coordinates planning commissioner sessions/tracts and speakers. Works closely with program subcommittee.
- Law & Ethics
Determines and coordinates Law and Ethics sessions/tract and speakers. Works closely with Program Subcommittee.
- Emerging Planning Leaders (EPL)
Coordinates EPL sessions/tract and speakers.
- Mobile Workshops
Develop and coordinate mobile workshop ideas, speakers and schedules.
- Publicity & Marketing
Marketing material for upcoming conference. Develop preliminary and final program brochure and session signs. General PR and media outreach. Conference packets, giveaways, bags, swag, etc.
Coordinate travel for mobile workshops, social events and other activities as needed.
- Social Events
Opening reception and evening events planning (food, location, theme, entertainment, etc). Determine transportation and volunteer needs. Breaks between sessions during conference.
Manage registration desk and area, as well as the job mart.
Develop special activities and conference programs for students. Recruit, assign and manage student volunteers.
Please consider participating on one of these subcommittees. Please also let us know if you have a preference for a certain subcommittee.