12 Jan

IBC/IBW Call for Committee Nominations

Planning for International Babywearing Week and the 2016 Atlanta International Babywearing Conference has begun! Babywearing International is currently accepting applications for both planning committees. Please see below for the official announcements. You do NOT need to be a BWI member, educator, or volunteer to apply for either committee. We look forward to hearing from you!

Babywearing International is seeking applications for the International Babywearing Week Committee. The IBW Committee is charged with planning and implementing International Babywearing Week, Babywearing International’s annual outreach event held the 1st full week in October (the dates for 2015 will be October 4-10th). The Committee is responsible for developing the IBW logo, graphics, and themes, soliciting and communicating with sponsors and other partners, overseeing the International Babywearing Week Awards, registering vendors and official celebrating organizations, overseeing all IBW-related social media and online events, etc. Volunteers with strong task management, organizational , communications, and networking skills, and/or graphic design, social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, TheBabywearer.com), online sales/product development, or web (WordPress and Google Forms) experience are particularly needed as well as representatives of diverse babywearing communities (including international representatives). Committee members do not need to be Babywearing International members, volunteers, or educators. Volunteers will be expected to participate in the online planning Facebook group, contribute to an assigned project, and participate in short monthly planning meetings online or via conference call. Time commitment will vary based on time of year and chosen task but expect to commit 2-5 hours/week plus additional time leading up to and during IBW. To apply please send a letter of intent outlining your relevant skills and why you want to join the committee to ibw@babywearinginternational.org by Monday January 25, 2015.

Babywearing International is also seeking applications for the International Babywearing Conference 2016 Committee. IBC 2016 will be the premier conference for babywearing educators, enthusiasts, manufacturers, and vendors to network, learn, socialize, and shop. For 2016 the volunteer Conference Committee will be working with professional event planners to ensure a successful event. We are particularly in search of volunteers with following skill sets: project management, conference/event planning, budgeting and accounting, sponsorship solicitation, vendor hall planning, graphic design and desktop publishing, public relations and marketing, WordPress, applying for CERPs/CEUs, and social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.). Committee members do not need to be Babywearing International members, volunteers, or educators. Volunteers will be expected to participate in a Facebook planning group, contribute to an assigned project, and participate in short monthly planning meetings online or via conference call. Time commitment will vary based on chosen task but expect to commit 2-5 hours/week plus additional time leading up to and during IBC. To apply please send a letter of intent outlining your relevant skills and why you want to join the committee to ibc@babywearinginternational.org by Monday January 25, 2015.

2 thoughts on “IBC/IBW Call for Committee Nominations

  1. Hi, I hope I didn’t miss it in the article, but when in 2016/is the event in Atlanta? And is there an event like that for this year?

    Thanks!

    • The International Babywearing Conference happens every two years – so Atlanta will be next in 2016! Dates will be announced once the committed is formed and working!

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