Local Organising Committee members sought to assist with BSAS 2020 Conference

BSAS members are being offered the chance to be involved in the organisation of the BSAS 2020 Annual Conference at the East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham next Spring.

The BSAS Events Committee are calling for members based in the Nottingham area, to form the Local Organising Committee (LOC) for 2020 event.

Known as the ‘local knowledge portal’, the LOC are responsible for the development of the BSAS annual conference. The group will be tasked with identifying approaches and ideas to ensure the success of the event.

The group will also be responsible for the identification and approaching of local individuals and companies for necessary resources such as sponsorship and entertainment, as well as drumming up support for attendance and providing general advice on what would work best at the venue.

The committee will meet independently at regular intervals and feed back to the main BSAS Events Committee in a two-way process. The chair of the LOC will be co-opted into the BSAS Events Committee for the year and will be asked to attend meetings and teleconference calls.

In summary:

  • Encourage  local organisations to submit papers and  support the conference
  • Distribute publicity through their networks – academic/industry
  • Seek sponsorship in liaison with Maggie Mitchell – so there is no duplication of contact
  • Develop the social programme and liaise with Events Committee regarding budget

If you are interested in getting involved and would like to join the group please email: Events Group Chair david.kenny@teagasc.ie; BSAS CEO maggie.mitchell@bsas.org.uk; or BSAS Office bsas@bsas.org.uk