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Boards and Committees

WIAD offers multiple ways for people to contribute at all levels of the organization. At the local level, volunteers organize World IA Day events. At the global level, volunteers have direct contribution through the various committees, task forces, and mentorship projects.

What are committees?


  • may be permanent -- e.g. Events. Committees tend to be created by those with high context but low capacity for action (such as officers or directors) as committee chairs and recruit contributors who are able to volunteer/act as stewards.

  • may be temporary -- "task force" committees for certain purpose- may be subcommittees. For instance, a task force may be created to handle a certain/specific Code of Conduct incident

Chair commitments last about a year with the ability to advance to the Board.

Get involved and join one of the working committees.

What committees can I join?

Warning: This is experimental territory. Expect this to be updated frequently.

  • Global Board of Directors

  • Finance & Development

  • Community & Events -- local events that take place in February

    • Call for Locations application process (task force)

    • Develop and maintain organizer toolkit for each year (task force)

    • welcome/intro video (task force)

  • Governance

  • Publications & Communications

    • Social media

    • Website

    • Medium

  • Safety & Conduct

  • Education

  • Research (TBD)