chairing sessions. The team at MCI are also heavily involved in the conference and assist with everything along the way, from finding suitable venues, registration, budgets, liaising with the venue and providing invaluable support face to face throughout the event.
The time commitment varies by the stage of conference organisation and is usually between 0.5 and 1 day a week for a chair and 0.5 days or less for a vice-chair. PSI is also supporting this role further by funding travel needed to look at venues or make site visits, ensuring less financial burden on companies.
This is a fantastic opportunity to get involved in something really key to PSI’s success, get your name known within the industry, meet some amazing new people and help spread scientific knowledge!
If you would like to discuss the role further, please feel free to contact Kate Taylor. She served in both the conference vice-chair and chair role in all but one year between 2018 and 2023 and would be happy to share her experiences.
Here's what some of our previous Conference Chairs have to say about their time in the role...