This is just a reminder that the deadline for submitting candidate
statements for the IVRPA board of directors will be expire tonight on
November 30, 2010 (Tuesday) at 24:00 UTC.
If you are willing to run for the IVRPA board of directors, please post your
candidate statement in our members forum at
If you have further questions, please don't hesitate to contact me off-list:
On behalf of the IVRPA board of directors 2010,
International VR Photography Association (IVRPA)
2010/11/28 Matthias Taugwalder <matthias.taugwalder@...
> Hi all
> Sorry for this off-topic post, but I think this might be interesting as
> well for some of you...
> About IVRPA*
> The International VR Photography Association (IVRPA) is an international
> association of VR professionals who create and produce interactive,
> immersive images. Our members include professional photographers, multimedia
> and web developers, artists, enthusiasts, students, and companies and
> individuals that support our technology with software and hardware. At the
> moment we have a bit more than 300 members world-wide.
> Our main goal is to promote and support the uses of image based VR and
> related technologies worldwide through education, community forums,
> networking opportunities, manufacturer alliances, marketing assistance, and
> technical support of our member's efforts.
> This is done through our website www.ivrpa.org, our conferences (such
> Tucson 2010 in Tucson/Arizona - tucson2010.com - or the upcoming
> conference Palmela 2011 near Lisbon/Portugal), our contests and exhibitions
> (such as our presence at Photokina - photokina10.ivrpa.org - and other
> The association is run by volunteers only. That is why some things take
> more time to implement. We are always looking for volunteers that help out
> with our website and our association's business. At the moment there are a
> few positions open. If you are interested in join us, please let us know.
> *Elections for the 2011 IVRPA Board of Directors*
> This year 4 seats of the IVRPA board of directors will be up for election.
> We are accepting candidate statements from IVRPA members who wish to serve
> on the 2011 board. Check the members-only forum at
> http://ivrpa.org/forum/members for candidate
> Nominations will be accepted from November 13th, 2010 (Saturday), until
> November 30, 2010 (Tuesday) on the IVRPA members forum at
> Voting for the Board will commence online December 1st, 2010 (Wednesday)
> and end December 19th, 2010 24.00 UTC (Sunday). The candidates who receive
> the top votes will be elected to the board.
> The new board members will officially begin work on 1 January 2011 for two
> years. (See explanation below)
> What Does the Board Do?*
> The board of directors (BOD) works primarily on the communications and
> projects related to running IVRPA.
> Most of the work of the BOD is done on line via email, chats, Skype Video
> conference and telephone.
> Why Should I Serve on the BOD?*
> If you volunteer to serve on the BOD then you will have a chance to lead
> the IVRPA as we move forward to promote the work of IVRPA members and
> educate the public.
> The time commitment is at least a few hours a week, currently we have
> weekly meetings online and it can expand significantly depending on your
> level of involvement or current projects. Coming next year IVRPA will
> continue to improve the website, hold a Panorama Photography conference in
> Europe and we have many other projects in the pipeline.
> *Two year terms*
> With the change of our bylaws last year we introduced alternating two year
> terms to ensure the continuity of our association. Last year 3 of the
> elected BoD members, with the highest votes were chosen for 2 years, the
> remaining 4 for 1 year. That is why there are this year 4 seats up for
> 3 of 4 current BoD members will be re-electable.
> If you have further questions, please don't hesitate to contact me
> off-list: matthias.taugwalder@....
> On behalf of the IVRPA board of directors 2010,
> Matthias Taugwalder
> IVRPA president
> International VR Photography Association (IVRPA)
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