February 9, 2004
ACM Headquarters, New York, NY
Tony Baylis-Via Conference call
Judy Brown-Via Conference Call-
The meeting was called to order at 9:00AM
Presentations for the conference administration contract were given
by the following three companies:
Talley Management Group
Smith Bucklin & Associates
There was discussion regarding all of the presentations that
included the qualifications, pricing, and pros and cons of each
company. There was continued discussion of the two conference
manager model versus the three conference manager model. The large
difference in pricing was discussed in detail. The group reviewed
the back up presented by the conference administration request for
proposal (RFP) committee, as well as concerns raised by some members
of this group.
(Helfer, Case) To award the Conference Administration contract to
Talley Management Group for the term of SIGGRAPH 2006-SIGGRAPH 2008
with the option of extension to SIGGRAPH 2009.
(5,3,1 Opposed: Baylis, Brown, Spencer; Abstain: Frey)
Erica Johnson to inform the bidders of the contract award to Talley
Other Business - System Managers' Meeting
Gudrun Enger gave an update on the system managers' meeting taking
place simultaneously with ACM Information Systems people. ACM
Information Systems group is very helpful in supporting SIGGRAPH
Requests, and this has been a valuable meeting. Such a meeting
should be held at ACM at least once each year.. A full report will
be provided in the future.
The President thanked everyone for active participation in the
Motion to Adjourn. at 5:25 PM.