(Reminder) Seeking IxDA Board member candidates

28 Dec 2007 - 11:52am
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Elizabeth Bacon

Dear folks,

Just a quick reminder that TODAY is the last day by which we hope to
receive your application for Board membership. Do send in your
information right away! Original message with details follows....
Thanks for your attention!


Begin forwarded message:

> From: Elizabeth Bacon <lists at elizabethbacon.com>
> Date: December 13, 2007 11:12:01 AM PST
> To: Interaction_Designers <discuss at ixda.org>
> Subject: Seeking IxDA Board member candidates
> Dear IxDA constituency,
> {Apologies for re-posting but previous message lacked subject
> line.} The IxDA Board is seeking energetic, motivated candidates
> for several open Board positions starting in early 2008. The Board
> comprises nine volunteers. There are presently four executive
> positions: President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer, each
> of whom are elected from among the Board members. The remaining
> Board members are Directors. Each Board member serves for a two-
> year term, and turnover is staggered so that 4 or 5 members carry
> over every year. We recently instituted a consecutive two-term
> limit (but after one term off the Board, an individual is eligible
> to rejoin).
> IxDA Board members have some common responsibilities, including:
> * Contributing a minimum of 3 hours (but often 5) per week to
> IxDA business
> * Attending monthly conference calls
> * Participating actively in Board discussions and votes (via
> email and online forums)
> * Contributing financially to IxDA during fund-raising events
> * Attending the annual Board retreat (which may involve
> expenses on the order of several hundred dollars but may
> alternately be paid by the organization)
> Additionally, Board members are expected to chair or join
> committees for various initiatives, so they are positioned to
> become leaders in the field. Today’s initiatives range from support
> of local groups to technology infrastructure development & brand
> stewardship to conference planning to...your favorite cause that
> advances the profession of interaction design!
> We hope you will consider applying for a Board member position!
> Being an IxDA Board member is a rewarding experience on many
> levels. Extensive networking opportunities abound, and you garner
> increased visibility within the community. If you have any
> questions about the role, please don't hesitate to write us with
> your questions at board-app(at)ixda(dot)org.
> If you are interested in applying, please send your responses to
> all of the questions below to: board-app(at)ixda(dot)org before
> December 28, 2007.
> In this application, we’re looking for some background information
> about yourself and your professional history, as well as learning
> about your positions regarding IxDA. During the application
> process, a committee of Board members will review all submissions.
> Final candidates will be chosen by majority vote of the full Board.
> (Please note that your application for Board membership is
> construed as understanding and acceptance of the Board member
> responsibilities listed above.) We intend to invite candidates to
> join the Board on or around January 15, 2008, and announce the new
> Board at our Interaction 08 conference in Savannah on February
> 8-10, 2008. If you're chosen, your presence at this conference is
> strongly encouraged (but not mandated) since it will be an
> invaluable time to forge connections with the rest of the Board and
> the organization as a whole.
> Reply soon!!
> Cheers,
> Liz
> Director, IxDA
> ixd(at)elizabethbacon(dot)com
> ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> Background Information
> Your name:
> Your email address:
> Your telephone number:
> Your location:
> Years of professional experience:
> Current employer:
> Job title:
> What does your title really mean:
> Are you affiliated with any other design or HCI organizations?
> If so, in what capacity?
> Have you previously been affiliated with any other design or HCI
> organizations?
> If so, in what capacity?
> When and how did you first get involved with IxDA?
> Have you previously volunteered for IxDA?
> If so, in what capacity and whom did you work with?
> Position Statements
> Please let us know in detail why you want to be a Board member of
> IxDA:
> How would you express the special value of IxDA, especially
> compared to related groups?
> What is your vision for IxDA?
> As a Board member, how would you plan on making your vision a reality?
> If you’d like to add anything else to support your application for
> Board membership, please do so here:
> ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Director, IxDA / www.ixda.org
CDO, Devise / www.devise.com

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