To recruit members for the Committee of your conference, consider everyone who might be able to contribute to the organisation and is eager to make the event a success. For example:
- Does your conference involve different departments. Try to get someone from each department, so that they can give specific input. It would be helpful when considering your target audience and for abstract selection (see Chapter 9).
- Is your conference targeted at just one subject field? Try to involve people who are usually involved with the logistics of this, which can make venue booking arrangements easier and gives you insights into wider expectations.
- If your event is a student-led conference, the Committee will consist, as the word says, of students. But being in contact with a broad range of people within each faculty/department can speed up the organisation.
It is important to be inclusive and build a team where everyone can contribute!
Some tips on how to build your team