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Minutes from the April EC Conference Call

Attendees: Joe, William, Marilyn, Dennis, Apala, Rob, Mary

AGENDA

* Election Results -- Joe

-- reminder of transition process

Joe covered the issue of hand-off (homework to follow from Julie), and the carryover and/or appointment of appointed VPs

* CHI 2006 -- Final Pre-Conference Report -- Dennis, Erica

-- registration, financial picture

1701 paid registrations as of a week ago (right at total projection)

total income $1.251 million (ahead of projection)
major remaining risk is housing exposure but overall picture is solid

Did more people register early? Seems so, but steady trickle.

Students are 628, including SVs. Continued increase in number and %

Retgistration climbing back starting with 2004.

3 European candidate cities for 2008 will be meeting with Dennis and Erica at CHI; plan is to have site visits to viable option(s) in June.

* Chapters Report -- Apala

-- Plans for CHI 2006

Workshop scheduled for Sunday at CHI, responses from a number of less active chapters (which is interesting). Lauren Ryan (ACM HQ) will be there to discuss chapter initiatives.

A real focus on practical things chapters can do to succeed.

A lengthier document was sent out about chapter organization issues. We'll discuss at a future meeting.

* Pubs/CMC update -- William, Dennis

Discussions of how to support the papers process for CHI 2007 led to extended discussions on how to better support this process in general:

Two models: (1) better interface between CMC and Pubs; (2) pubs (as research community) manages papers directly

Currently, a small group from the two will work these out together and bring a recommendation to the EC in time for 2008.

* CHI logistics

- Hand-off EC Meeting

* content, preparation, format

- Business meeting

* content, objectives, format

- Post-conference debrief

* 8:30-11 am Friday, EC and CMC

* Other urgent topics

 

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