Marian Wright Edelman (l) and Henry Hampton (r) during the filming of Edelman’s 1988 interview for Eyes on the Prize II: America at the Racial Crossroads (1965-1985) Henry Hampton Collection, Washington University Libraries Film & Media Archive:

Conference and Steering Committee

Chairs: Tara Kelley and Lindy Leong
Program Chair: Dan Wagner

The Conference Committee is responsible for developing the content of each year’s conference as well as for the planning of the annual event. In coordination with the steering committee, fellow committees, and the AMIA Office, this includes  scheduling conference sessions, conference events, workshops, and vendor relations.

While the committee chair(s) oversees the committee and the many different parts of the conference, the Program Chair(s) work with the Peer Reviewers and the Program Coordinators in reviewing, finalizing, and scheduling the conference proposals.

The Conference Committee is responsible for oversight of curated programming and program development of non-curated programming, including peer review.  It oversees conference programs such as Archival Screening Night and Room Share, works with a Local Committee where possible, liaisons with other committees and groups on conference activities and/or events, provides resources for speakers and chairs, promotes the conference.  Through its work with attendees and speakers it makes recommendations on policies, programs, and structure to the board and steering group.

The Conference Steering Committee is made up of members of the board, the committee and the office and provides a mechanism for long-term planning for the conference through discussion and recommendations to the board. The steering group is also responsible for finalizing conference streams  and plenary sessions.

The office supports the work of the board and conference committees and provide the logistics and infrastructure for the conference.  The office is responsible for all conference logistics, oversight of budget goals, vendor and venue relationships, as well as supporting the work of the conference chair(s), program chair(s), and special event(s) as needed.

About the Conference