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Call For Nominations: Student Competition Symposium Coordinator

Tuesday, November 19, 2019   (0 Comments)
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The Student Competition Symposium Coordinator (SCSC) organizes the Student Competition Symposium at the annual meeting of the AMCA. The SCSC serves on the Program Committee with the primary responsibilities of reviewing student abstracts and ensuring participation eligibility for participants.
The duties of the SCSC include the following: 
  • Confirm eligibility of participants;
  • Review and organize abstracts of the oral presentations (as program committee member);
  • Draft initial correspondence to competition participants with rules, guidelines, and resources (previous webinar, wing beats pub, etc.);
  • Contact potential judges and ensure no conflict of interests exist; orient judges to the review process and guidelines (ideally completed at least 2 months prior to the annual meeting).
  • Provide reminder emails to the participants of the Student Competition Symposium regarding competition guidelines and a/v requirements as the date of the annual meeting (ideally 1 month prior to the annual meeting).
  • Coordinate activities related to the Student Competition Symposium at the annual meeting. These duties include submitting an abstract for the Introduction to the symposium that reviews the intent of the competition and the guidelines for participants and the audience. Other activities include checking presentations uploads, room logistics, confirming award amounts from AMCA Treasurer/the management group at AMG, providing AMG staff the names and award amounts for the certificates, and present awards at the banquet.
Application materials and deadline
The deadline for receipt of nominations/applications is December 15, 2019. Nomination materials should include a brief statement of interest (100 words) and a CV.
The new SCSC will overlap with Dr. Brian Byrd in 2020 to ensure that the new person has a thorough understanding of the symposium and its logistics. 
  • The nominee must be able to attend the 2020 meeting and serve for a term of 3 years. 
  •  AMCA does not financially support travel for the Student Competition Symposium Coordinator. 
Please send nominations to Dave Butler, AMCA Executive Director at