2018 PEARC Steering Committee Call for Nominations

The Practice and Experience in Advanced Research Computing (PEARC) Conference seeks nominations for individuals to serve in the role of PEARC Steering Committee Members-at-Large.  Nominations will be accepted from June 1 through June 30, 2018 at 11:59pm Central Time. Nominations can be sent to pearc-nominations@googlegroups.com.  

All members of the community are eligible to serve on the Steering Committee. Individuals can nominate themselves or nominate another person as a potential Steering Committee member. A nomination may be submitted during the nomination period to the Steering Committee which includes a statement of interest in the individual  to be a nominee for Steering Committee membership.


All statements of interest should include:


  • Full name and contact e-mail address of the nominee.

  • Organization and contact information of nominee.

  • A statement of support of the candidate nominee (maximum of 500 words).  This should include

    • brief statement of achievements and role in the community

    • how their work aligns with the mission of the PEARC organization

    • assessment of the individual’s ability to represent the needs of the community over the interests of the organization from which they come


Nominees who did not self-nominate will be offered a chance to decline their nomination. If they accept their nomination, they will be asked to supply a statement of no more than 250 words about why they should be elected to the Steering Committee.


Steering Committee obligations include:

  1. Ensure that the mission and vision of the PEARC Organization are met and evolve as appropriate.

  2. Ensure the highest technical and professional standards are maintained for the programs of the Conferences via regular reviews of previous Conferences and future plans.

  3. Provide continuity for the Conference series.

  4. Establish long-range plans for future Conferences.

  5. Advise on the plans of the Conference Committee for each Conference, including the financial plan and the preliminary technical program.

  6. Manage the nomination/selection processes for both Steering Committee members and Conference General Chairs.

  7. Provide non-fiduciary financial oversight for the conferences through review of the conference preliminary, interim and final financial reports in a timely manner.

  8. Annually review and address any necessary modifications to the by-laws.

  9. Serve as advocates for the conference attendees and other stakeholders.


The PEARC conferences provide a forum for discussing challenges, opportunities, and solutions among HPC center directors and managers, computational scientists, end users, students, facilitators, educators, HPC system administrators and user support staff, as well as industry and government agency representatives from across the United States and around the world. This community-wide effort not only continues the successful five-year conference series hosted by the eXtreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) program but aims to grow and be more inclusive by including additional campus, national, and international cyberinfrastructure and research computing partners. The PEARC conference series is working to integrate and meet the collective interests of our growing communities.

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