Candidates for IDPF Board Solicited - Apply to Nominating Committee by Nov. 21

October 23, 2014
The Board of Directors of the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) has formed a 2015 Nominating Committee, which is soliciting candidates for Director positions. To be eligible, an individual must be or become the primary representative of an IDPF member organization. Interested parties should send a candidate statement by November 21  to boardcandidates@idpf.org. Typically, a candidate statement would include a brief biography, and potentially reasons for running for the position and/or general vision or ideas for the IDPF. The Committee will also consider as candidates those current board members who wish to continue their service to the IDPF but whose term runs out this year.
 
The IDPF Board's core responsibilities include representing member interests in developing the vision and strategic plan for the organization and providing oversight and guidance to staff and volunteers carrying out the work of the organization. Being a board member of the IDPF entails a not insignificant commitment of responsibility and time. The Board and executive staff currently meet monthly via teleconference, and usually twice a year in a face-to-face meeting. Board time and expenses are not reimbursed. Prospective members should be leaders in their organizations and  have a clear understanding of one or more segments of the digital publishing industry. Familiarity with EPUB and related technologies is helpful; however specific technical expertise is not required. Board meetings are conducted in English with accommodations for non-native English speakers. Remote meetings are scheduled to facilitate participation across multiple time zones, presently at UTC 20:00 or 21:00.
 
Seven of fourteen seats on the IDPF Board will be elected in this cycle, for two-year terms, including the elected Board President. The Nominating Committee and IDPF Board anticipates recommending to the membership a slate of candidates. The slate will be selected to foster a diverse board  in the interest of providing representation across our global organization with members from all parts of the value chain. A subsequent call for open nominations will be made and elections are anticipated in January.
 
The 2015 IDPF Board Nominating Committee is comprised of board members Mark Bide (Chair), Paul Belfanti, Angela Bole, Liisa McCloy-Kelley, and Junichi Yoshii.

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