[hpc-announce] SC22 Call for Planning Committee Applications

Lofstead, Gerald F II gflofst at sandia.gov
Thu Sep 2 12:37:00 CDT 2021


Application period: 1 September 2021 - 30 September 2021 for the SC22 planning committee

Become a Part of the SC Team of Volunteers
Presenting our annual SC conference requires hundreds of volunteers working in many different areas. We are seeking new volunteers to provide a fresh perspective to all aspects of conference planning. Serving on an SC planning committee can be a very rewarding experience while giving back to the technical community. It's also a great way to get involved and grow your professional career network.

We are seeking applicants for both planning committee roles as well as technical program committee roles. These are the people that create and run the events.

Applications for student volunteers will open later.
Applications for mentoring, such as mentor-protégé are also separate.

Volunteer Expectations
Please review the SC New Volunteer Expectations PDF for a listing of General and Technical Program Committee roles, months of peak involvement, effort required, and other important information that can help you decide if volunteering with SC fits within your level of commitment:

Volunteer applicants are required to submit the following:

Biographical Statement
Should be a very brief synopsis of your CV highlighting topical expertise and areas of interest.

Description of Volunteer Qualifications
Should reflect an understanding of the committee(s) for which you want to volunteer and how your experience matches the needs of the committee. Organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines in a timely manner are appreciated within all committees. This is an opportunity to highlight your, sometimes overlooked, service activities. For example:

Communications committee volunteers could highlight verbal and written communications abilities and strengths describing technical jargon for a general audience.
Technical program committee volunteers could describe past experience reviewing for other conferences, journals, proposals, etc.
Exhibits committee volunteers could describe experience working at a booth for their organization.
Motivation for Volunteering
Should describe more than just a desire to help others. Consider why you want to volunteer and invest time in the SC conference. It's okay to want some benefits for yourself from volunteering. Some examples of motivations for volunteering could be:

Get to know a community
Gain leadership skills
For fun
To be challenged
To be an agent of change
To pay it forward
To learn something new

For more information, please contact
volunteer at info.supercomputing.org

Jay Lofstead

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