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USAIN 2020 Call for Volunteers. Theme: Smart agriculture in the Era of Climate Change

1 Mar 2019 4:11 PM | Kristen Cooper (Administrator)

Hello everyone!

Planning has begun in earnest for the 2020 USAIN conference  to take place at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. Please save the date April 25th – 30th, 2020 with Theme: Smart Agriculture in the era of Climate Change. In order to continue the planning of the conference, we are looking for volunteers to be part of any of the following committees below:-

Sponsors & Exhibits Committee (Chair Kristel Mastel )

The primary responsibility of this committee is to identify sponsors and exhibitors to financially support the 2020 USAIN Conference (raise a minimum of $15,000). Secondarily, this committee will work with members of the Local Organizing Committee (LOC)[Grant Gerlich is LOC liaison and member of the committee] to secure conference materials, local sponsorship, and door prizes.

Contributed Papers & Poster Selection Committee ( Chair Scott Marsalis)

The primary responsibility of this committee is to plan and organize the contributed papers and posters session for the 2020 USAIN Conference. Secondarily, the committee will work with Interest Group Conveners to organize their sessions. It will be important to have a member of the LOC in this committee.

Preconference Committee (Chair Britt Forster)

The primary responsibility of this committee is to plan and organize the pre-conference session(s) for the 2020 USAIN Conference. The Conference Planners would like to offer a variety of programming types, to provide member speaking opportunities as well as unique sessions.

Invited Speakers Committee ( Co Chairs Jack Becker and Peter Fernandez)

The primary responsibility of this committee is to plan and organize the keynote and plenary speakers invited to present at the 2020 USAIN Conference.

USAIN depends on us volunteering for when we do, we have opportunities to learn, serve, share, grow, and  lead.  I encourage members to sign up and volunteer to be part of any of the committees. It is a really fun experience. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact conference co-chairs Innocent Awasom Afuh (awasom.afuh@ttu.edu) and Jack Becker (jack.berker@ttu.edu) with either specific interests or a general willingness to serve where needed. We will try to accommodate everyone’s preferences  and have committee roasters set by March15th, 2019. Thereafter the various committee chairs/co-chairs would set the ball rolling in their committees.

Thank you all for stepping up to help in the planning towards and putting into place  a fantastic USAIN 2020 conference.

Sincerely,

Innocent Awasom (awasom.afuh@ttu.edu)  and Jack Becker (jack.becker@ttu.eduUSAIN 2020 Co-chairs


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