The five ex officio members of the Committee on Programs and Conferences are: Vice President for Programs, Vice President at Large (representing the activity groups), Vice President for Industry, Director of Programs and Services, and the Executive Director.
There shall be 6-12 appointed members of this committee (in addition to the ex officio members); the SIAM President, upon recommendation of the Committee on Committees and Appointments, and in consultation with the VP for Programs, makes the appointments to this committee. Committee members come from a broad cross section of SIAM, including representatives from industry, government, and national laboratories.
Members are appointed for three years, with staggered terms. Each year, two or three members are replaced or renewed. Members cannot serve more than two consecutive terms.
Committee membership should reflect the breadth and diversity of the Society. Committee members should have broad knowledge of the Society and its members.
The Vice President for Programs chairs the Committee on Programs and Conferences. The Director of Programs and Services reports to the Committee on the status of meetings and their budgets. This report forms the basis of the report of the Vice President for Programs to the SIAM Board of Trustees and the SIAM Council.
The Committee on Programs and Conferences is responsible for the overall program direction and content of all SIAM conferences and the SIAM Annual Meeting, as well as for their evaluation and oversight. In particular, the Committee makes recommendations for:
- Annual Meeting
- site selection
- topic selection
- development of new formats, e.g., tracks
- All SIAM Conferences
- soliciting and reviewing topics for conferences
- deciding which conferences can take place outside the USA
- helping to obtain funding, e.g., writing NSF block grant proposals
- initiating topical workshops in new areas
SIAM Coordinating Committee for the Joint Mathematical Meetings