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Conference Committee

The Conference Committee is responsible for planning and executing all aspects of the Annual NEDRA Conference.

The 2018 Conference Committee is co-chaired by Susan Grivno of the University of New Hampshire and Erin Ambrose Dupuis of Merrimack College and includes the following committee members: Anne Givens of Gordon College, Dave Owens of Boston Children’s Hospital and Amitha Vasanth of UMass Medical School/UMass Memorial Hospital.

Volunteer Tasks: This committee is integral to the success of the conference. As a token of appreciation for the hard work and dedication leading up to and throughout the conference, committee members are offered free conference registration. 

Responsibilities Include:

Committee Members will work with conference co-chairs to assist in various aspects of the conference including:

  • Developing and confirming the curriculum program
  • Recruiting speakers and volunteers
  • Creating written working session titles and descriptions, if necessary
  • Scheduling sessions throughout the Schedule at a Glance
  • Participating in conference calls
  • Various tasks throughout the conference

Time Commitment:

It is anticipated that committee volunteers will spend 30 to 60 minutes per week beginning in the fall through the early spring, with limited additional time as needed in March and April as the conference nears. Additionally, conference attendance is expected, as there will be additional tasks to be performed throughout the conference.

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