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WTS Conference 2019 Call for Volunteers

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Join Us! 

WTS-Boston is excited to host the 2019 International Conference. As a conference volunteer, you will:

• Participate in the development of the national conference attended by 700+ transportation industry enthusiasts
• Work with other dedicated, talented leaders in the Boston transportation community
• Cultivate your management skills by leading or participating in a conference subcommittee

We’re looking for enthusiasm, creativity, and passion for the industry to make this conference all that it can be. We are seeking volunteers for:

Program Committee
Chair: Kathy Campbell, CDW Consultants

  • Program Coordinators – Assigned to one of the four program tracks.  Works with selected panels to develop program write up, speaker bios, a/v requirements, and logistical needs of panel members.
  • Program Committee Administrator – Working closely with the Program Committee Chairperson, attend Program Committee meetings and conference calls, take notes, and assist with keeping tasks on track.

Tour Committee
Co-Chairs: Lindsey Barbee, GPI and Audrey Stuart, Kleinfelder

  • Tour Coordinators – Assigned to one or more tours to develop tour write up, speaker bios, a/v requirements, transportation needs, and logistical needs of the tour.
  • Tour Selection Panel – Work with other Selection Panel members to review and select tours from tour idea submissions.
  • Tour Committee Administrator – Working closely with the Tour Committee Chairs, attend Tour Committee meetings and conference calls, take notes, and assist with keeping action items on track.

• Fundraising Committee
Co-Chairs: Kim Sousa, saam architecture and Kelly O’Neill, BSC Group

  • Fundraising Committee Administrator – Working closely with the Fundraising Committee Chairs, attend Fundraising Committee meetings and conference calls, take notes, assist with monitoring action items, and track and manage the fundraising sponsor spreadsheet.

Exhibitor Committee

  • Exhibitor Co-Chairs – This is a newly formed committee. We’re looking for new and innovative ideas that will promote overall exhibitor traffic during the conference. Integral in soliciting exhibitors and involved in space assignments. Responsible for coordinating with exhibitors on logistics prior to and during conference including informational materials, set up/break down, shipping items, etc.

Hospitality Committee

  • Hospitality Co-Chairs – Manage and staff the registration process at the conference and manage 100+ volunteers. Recruit volunteers and work with WTS International to schedule training and conference time slots.  Work with Massachusetts Tourism Bureau and the conference hotel to develop list of local restaurants, spas, activities, etc. to make the overall conference experience more enjoyable for attendees.
  • Hospitality Committee Administrator – Working closely with the Hospitality Committee Chairs, attend Hospitality Committee meetings and conference calls, take notes, and assist with keeping action items on track.

Silent Auction Committee

  • Silent Auction Co-Chairs – Responsible for soliciting donation items from all chapters, coordinating items with chapter contacts and hotel, displaying donations, tracking bids, and following up with final bidders. Manages staffing for silent auction exhibit space and works closely with the SMPS Foundation.

Poster Session Committee

  • Poster Session Co-Chairs – Responsible for overseeing the overall Poster Session including creating the “Call for Posters” and receiving, reviewing, and selecting final posters.

Email us if you’d like to get involved!  In your email, indicate your preference for any of the above conference areas or if you would like to serve as a general committee member for a specific committee.

Conference Email:  WTS2019Conf@citypointpartners.com

Conference Chairs: 

Colleen Moore
City Point Partners LLC
617-315-7832

Lori Chicoyne
BSC Group
978-852-1353 

 

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