[Air-L] Call for AoIR Conference Hosts for October 2018, 2019, and 2020

Michelle, AoIR Association Coordinator ac at aoir.org
Fri Aug 19 17:15:42 PDT 2016

The Executive Committee of the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR)
is seeking statements of interest for serving as Program Chair and
Conference Host for the annual meeting of the Association in October of
2018, 2019, and 2020. The AoIR conference draws an international group of
researchers and practitioners to present and discuss work at the cutting
edge in understanding the social and cultural aspects of the internet and
related technologies.

We seek expressions of interest from individuals, organisations, or
consortia to serve as Conference Host and Program Chair for a future AoIR
conference. The Conference Host is an individual, group or organisation who
serves as a liaison to AoIR, assisting in the identification of conference
spaces, hotels, catering and reception options, local sponsorships, and
ways to feature the local intellectual community and culture. The Program
Chair is an individual who helps to develop the conference theme and to
identify keynote and plenary speakers, oversees the submissions and review
process of papers, panels, workshops, and preconferences, and schedules the
conference sessions. Conference Host and Program Chair may be the same
person, or the Program Chair may be a member of the group or organisation
that acts as Conference Host.

Dedicated AoIR staff will lead much of the conference planning, including
negotiating contracts with hotels, meeting venues, catering, and the like,
and handling the administrative details of the conference, such as
registration, reception and meal planning, A/V and wifi, and book vendor
displays. The role of the Conference Host is to advise on this process and
provide crucial local knowledge and connections.

Individuals, organizations, or consortia who may be interested in serving
as Program Chair and Conference Host should contact President Jenny
Stromer-Galley at prez (at) aoir.org by October 1st with a brief letter of
interest. The letter should include the following:

   1. who makes up your group and who the proposed Program Chair would be.
   2. your connection to internet research and to AoIR.
   3. a description of any prior experiences you have had with organizing
   or hosting a conference and the role you played in this.
   4. initial thoughts on venue options and why those would be good
   recommended spaces for holding the conference. AoIR has in the past held
   the annual conference at a variety of venue spaces, including universities,
   conference centers, and hotels.
   5. whether or not you’ll be attending AoIR2016 in Berlin and are
   interested in meeting to discuss hosting a future AoIR conference.

Thank you for your interest.
AoIR Association Coordinator

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