Program Chair-Elect

The Program Chair-Elect assists the Program Chair and begins preparations for the future program for which they will be responsible, hence sharing the Program Chair’s knowledge of and agenda for the Annual Meeting. The Program Chair-Elect is elected by the REA membership for a two-year term that moves through program chair-elect in year 1 and program chair in year 2. They serve on the Program Planning Committee. If the proposed — and then elected — theme proposal contains a committee of co-chairs, then that committee needs to decide who will come to Steering Committee/Board meetings.

Responsibilities and Requirements

  • Continue to develop program vision and theme, plan speakers, and call for proposals for following year.
  • Collaborate with external consultants to create website and artwork for next meeting.
  • Work with Journal Editor on preview journal issue for next annual meeting, including author forum on meeting theme.
  • Seek outside funding to assist with program expenses and expand program offerings.
  • Assist Program Chair with annual meeting arrangements.

Expectations of all REA Board members

  • Maintain current REA membership
  • Attend Board meetings: (1) the spring Board meeting in March, which generally lasts from Thursday dinner through Sunday noon. Board members are reimbursed for expenses to attend the spring meeting unless it is held virtually; (2) the Board meetings before and after the Annual meeting, on Thursday evening and Sunday afternoon. Board members pay their own expenses. (3) the REA Annual Business Meeting; (4) the Advisory Council meeting, held Sunday noon immediately after the Annual Meeting.
  • Provide reports for Board and Steering Committee meetings.
  • Assist in articulating and communicating REA’s identity and vision for a broad audience.
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