European Seminar Committee

Committee Description
The European Seminar Committee is responsible for determining the educational content of the VRMA European Seminar. The educational content includes the concurrent break-out sessions and general session keynotes for each event.  The committee takes into account any feedback that is received via evaluations, personal conversations, etc.
Individual Responsibilities
Responsibilities/tasks of individual committee members
Provide input on session submissions and potential keynote speakers. Keep in mind the focus of the events and what type of education should be offered to ensure that the line-up meets those needs. Once the session submissions are received, the committee members score/rate the submissions individually. The scores are then compiled for the committee to begin the selection process. Committee members will also solicit specific presenters and topics if the submissions do not meet the selection criteria or if no submissions address a desired topic.

Committee members also actively promote the event to expand the marketing reach of VRMA. Manager committee members also are expected to promote the event to their peers and colleagues.Supplier committee members are expected to promote the event to their customers.

Time Commitment
Number of conference call meetings
Committee has conference calls 1-2 times per month for 2-3 months to review and select presentation proposals (September-November timeframe for February/March event)  or as needed. Then may have other conference calls if needed leading up to the event (Decemberj - February)
Number of in-person meetings
Informally once per year onsite during the European Seminar
Number of hours per month expected
Approximtely 4-6 hours per month during presentation proposal review timeframe (September - November).
Only 1-2 hours per month during remaining planning process (August, December-February).
No time during several months in between events (April - August).
Committee Term
One year

Who Serves
Number of members who serve on this committee
Competencies/experience required

Experience as a holiday rental agent, ideally in Europe, and/or an understanding of agency operations and issues facing the industry so able to make informed programming decisions. Need to be comfortable reaching out to potential session presenters to ask for clarification and/or more information about their proposed presentation.

How to Volunteer
When does this committee accept new volunteers?
Typically when committee formed in August as members are most effective if involved in the entire process.
Submit your volunteer interest form today!