Get Involved

Join the Conference Committee!

The Conference Committee provides a great opportunity to connect with colleagues, network, discuss best practices in the field, and, most importantly, help plan the Annual Conference.

The 2023 Conference Committee has started meeting. If you are interested or have any questions, please email our Vice President, Sonya Ochshorn, at

Conference Committee members:

  • Determine the conference theme through identification and discussion of key issues and trends in the field.
  • Work with professionals and students from around NYC and beyond.
  • Participate in one conference sub-committee (i.e., proposal request language, evaluation, engagement).
    Review, debate, and select proposals.
  • Take on the role of Conference Shepherd, working with presenters as they plan their sessions and helping with logistics on the day-of.
  • Work together to ensure that the conference runs smoothly.

Plus, Conference Committee members receive a complimentary ticket to the conference, as a thank you for all their hard work.

Conference Committee requirements:

  • Attend 5 out of 8 planning meetings, which will take place (mostly) virtually on the second Tuesday of each month, starting at 6pm.
  • Attend the session selection meeting on February 21, and the in-person Annual Conference in May.
  • Actively participate and communicate promptly via email.
  • Be or become a NYCMER member.

If you have any questions, please email our Vice President, Sonya Ochshorn, at