As I usually do, I applied to be a member of the Program Committee for the 2016 PASS Summit. I have been on the program Committee the last 4 years and 5 of the last 6. I was shocked when I got an email saying I wasn't selected, but I'm not disappointed. The reason I'm not disappointed is because, unlike when I first became involved, there were so many applicants they had to reject people. I think it is a great thing that there are so many people who want to keep the PASS Summit the best conference it can be by being involved in creating the program and I look forward to seeing what they come up with for a schedule. I just hope I'm on it since I will be submitting sessions.
I hope that this increased community involvement continues and leads to even more people being interested in serving on the Nominating Committee and the PASS Board itself. I know I'd love to have at least 2 board candidates for each seat available every year.
For those who may be new to the Program Committee, please feel free to reach out to me if you want to know anything about my experience. I had experience both with abstract review and speaker review.