Annual Conference and CE Committee

Annual Conference and Continuing Education Committee

Updated June, 2016

Purpose/Function of the Committee: 
To advise CAMFT staff on the planning of the Annual Conference and Fall Symposium by recommending the program themes, presenters, topics, events, and promotions to ensure that the Conference and the Fall Symposium are representative of the diverse needs of the mental health profession.

Composition of Committee: 
The Annual Conference and Continuing Education Committee shall be comprised of a minimum of five (5) and a maximum of seven (7) members, a majority of who shall be clinical members of CAMFT. The Chair of the Committee is the Chair of the Educational Foundation or someone appointed by the Chair of the Educational Foundation. Diversity in committee composition is desired.

Committee members are appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the CAMFT Board of Directors for a term of two (2) years. A new Committee is appointed each June, so there will always be two Committees serving concurrently (one Committee will be in the first year of its term and one Committee will be in the second year of its term). A member may only serve as Chair for one term.

The Committee meets in-person or via videoconference two (2) times per year (August and February) and additionally, as needed, via electronic means.

Responsibilities of Committee:

  • Recommend educational programs and presenters for the Annual Conference and Fall Symposium designed to meet the needs of the profession and diverse populations.
  • Promote the conference
  • Promote sponsorships and exhibitor tables to members and organizations
  • Select from presenter proposals submitted by potential Conference speakers and select those most qualified and with topics most relevant to the Conference theme
  • Communicate with other Committee members via email as needed
  • Committee members are required to sign: Committee Member Participation Agreement, Conflict of Interest Policy, Anti-Trust Compliance Policy, and Consent to Electronic Transmission

Purposes of the Annual Conference:

  • To fulfill the charter provisions of the association.
  • To provide a gathering place where members can meet informally with colleagues to discuss mutual problems and share in professional development.
  • To inform an audience of the important developments and trends in the field through talks by knowledgeable speakers and, possibly, a display of exhibits.
  • To develop a source of income. 
  • To permit association members to enjoy themselves, network, and relax away from work.
  • To attract and sign up new members through their attendance.
  • To gain publicity for the association.
  • To give members a sense of pride and satisfaction with the association arising from the quality of the entire Conference
  • To provide continuing education credits and hours of experience

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