Volunteers needed

Dear Scientist,

Your participation sought!
We are striving to build a stronger sense of community amongst the attendees of the Pangborn Sensory Science 2017 conference and beyond. We have initiated three efforts, all launching at Pangborn 2017. We are looking to engage all our community members, and have opportunities for involvement before, during and after the conference, whether or not you can attend.  Our three key efforts are outlined below. Please let us know how you will help us connect and grow.   

Social Media – help us expand!
Our Social Media Outreach effort strives to improve the visibility of Pangborn on social media outlets. Our vision is to provide a place for attendees to share experiences and discuss topics openly, include those not able to attend, and develop a network of sensory scientists. We will also support the other Pangborn Sensory Community efforts by spreading the word about opportunities to engage members of the Sensory Community at the conference. Volunteers will share information on social media before, during, and after the conference, with Live Tweeting, hot tips, and shared experiences. If you are interested in supporting this effort, contact anolden@monell.org.

Pangborn Ambassadors – help us be welcoming!
We are looking for volunteers to become Ambassadors! The Pangborn Ambassadors are individual attendees that have volunteered to act as roving ambassadors for the conference. Their mission is to extend a warm welcome to all attendees by assisting in making connections, providing information on the conference itself, and generally ensuring everyone feels part of the sensory science community. The Ambassadors will wear some sort of rose sticker or badge for easy identification, and are to be available throughout the conference to assist attendees. They will also be assigned a specific event to actively engage with the attendees. Ideally Ambassadors will have prior experience with Pangborn Symposia, as they are being asked to guide others to navigate this conference and to assist with networking. If you are interested, please email Suzanne.pecore@gmail.com.

Mentoring network – help us evolve!
Successful mentoring is a valuable resource for career development and guidance. On the occasion of  Pangborn 2017 we have an opportunity to spearhead a mentoring program amongst interested attendees   Are you interested in having the opportunity to meet a potential mentor from the global sensory community? Would you be interested in serving as a mentor to someone who is in the early stages of their sensory career? We propose to start by engaging interested attendees ahead of Pangborn 2017 and connecting mentors to mentees so that you can meet up in Providence. If you are interested in either being a mentor or a mentee please contact Nadia Byrnes nadia.byrnes@iff.com or Anne Goldman agoldman@acceintl.com to be connected to this initiative.

Generally interested, but cannot commit?
We get it. Everyone is busy. If you are attending, keep your eyes open at the conference. You may see announcements for face to face gatherings in the course of the meeting and find chances to chip in during the conference. And if you are not attending, you can let us know what you are up for by filling out this interest survey: http://bit.ly/2p4tb9e

Thanks for getting involved!

The Pangborn 2017 Organizing Committee
Jeannine Delwiche, Michael Findlay, Helene Hopfer, Rachel Herz, Alyssa Bakke, and Gie Liem

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The Pangborn 2017 Conference Chairs
John Hayes, Russell Keast, and Michael Nestrud

 

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