Hello! I’m Thomas O’Malley, your Membership Committee Chair. Did you know that there is a whole group of volunteers dedicated to improving the ILGISA member experience? Well there is, and we’ve been hard at work this year making sure that everyone that participates in ILGISA gets the most out of their experience. It’s a big job, but thankfully we don’t live in a vacuum, and we can take cues from other successful organizations and conferences.
One such improvement is the addition of a conference Code of Conduct. We value our members and want them to feel welcome and respected. This simple code reflects the values we’ve always held, and institutes a system for reporting and handling infractions. We think we have a great community, and we aim to keep it that way!
Have you noticed the banner ads at the top of the page? Those are ILGISA Gold Sponsors! This year we were able to improve our sponsor packages, making them even more appealing. Better sponsor packages means more sponsors, and more sponsors means more services provided to our valued members! Going forward we want to connect sponsors directly with those services. Last year we had the Wi-Fi sponsor, this year we’re offering a Conference Schedule App Sponsorship. We are fortunate to have generous sponsors that help us add value to ILGISA membership, and we don’t want to see any of that goodwill going to landfills, so we’re doing away with the Padfolio and Registration Bag sponsorships and focusing on more green options.
I’m excited to see what can be accomplished in the years to come.
(Edited by mwilliamson)