Meetings Committee Chair
Position Description/Responsibilities


Two years beginning on July 1 of the year following their selection and ending on June 30 of the second year. Meetings Committee Chairs may be reappointed by FASEB Board for one additional two-year term.  


  • Partner with the Director of the Office of Scientific Meetings and Conferences to develop and prepare for meetings of the Meetings Committee
  • Prepare for, attend, and preside at calls and meetings of the Meetings Committee (voting only in the event of a tie)
  • Serve as spokesperson for FASEB on matters of scientific meetings at the request of the FASEB president
  • Participate in meetings of the Meetings Committee, and the Science Research Conference Advisory Subcommittee as available and interested (non-voting)
  • Represent the Meetings Committee at FASEB Board meetings as requested


Biographic, demographic, and scientific diversity in governance is an overarching goal of the Federation, and the Board seeks to appoint members to Federation committees who represent this diversity.

The following are personal characteristics that the Chair of the Meetings Committee should have:

  • Strong interest in supporting in science exchange through meetings and conferences
  • Experience in leading scientific meeting programs and/ or attending scientific meetings
  • Understanding of program and/or event operating budgets
  • Excellent leadership and facilitation skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to collaboration and team building
  • Record of professional service, including active membership in a FASEB Society
  • Experience working with Member Society Councils and Committees
  • Knowledge about and experience in biological and biomedical research or comparable experience

Time Commitment

  • 1-hr meetings every other month; additional meetings as necessary
  • 1-2 hours per week discussion and preparation with staff, primarily the Director of the Office of Scientific Meetings and Conferences
  • 2-4 hours per month for conference calls with various Committees as necessary
  • 1-3 in-person presentations to FASEB related constituents, member societies, potential collaborator entities (AGU, Keystone, others), etc.
  • 1 hour per week email correspondence
  • 3-4 hours twice a year participating in the Science Research Advisory Subcommittee
  • Participation in up to 3 FASEB Board meetings annually (plus travel if necessary)