Hello IVRPA members!

Evolution, revolution – however you see it, our industry is always changing. This is mostly for the better, with new tools such as Insta360’s One X and the Oculus Go, but not entirely, as the closure of Kolor demonstrated so sharply. IVRPA’s role, as always, is to help promote the VR world’s interests and connect creative professionals, educators, developers, and manufacturers. The elected IVRPA Board of Directors (BoD) is the body of people that guide these efforts.

At the end of each year, there is an election of IVRPA board members to fill the seats of those whose terms have expired or those who will be vacant for other reasons.

For the upcoming election we have three directors whose two-year terms are due to expire; Michael Kolchesky, Florian Frey and Jürgen Schrader, and one director who stepped down to focus on their work; Roxanne Shewchuck. We want to thank these people for their stellar work within IVRPA.

Any IVRPA member who can commit may consider running for the BoD. This Call For Candidates is your opportunity to give back to the community and to help keep the IVRPA at the forefront of the wave of technical and creative development and public interest.

Be aware that this is a serious commitment, not a vanity position. The IVRPA BoD is legally responsible for the operation of this non-profit corporation. As a director, you will be expected to spend at least a few hours per week working on projects and participating in discussions. This could expand depending on your level of involvement in projects and at certain times of the year.

More importantly, you must be a self-starter able to take charge of projects and see them through, all while working as part of an international team. During the last couple of years, the board of directors has been one of the most effective ever, and we all wish to maintain and even increase this momentum.

In our bylaws, you can read in detail about the goals of the IVRPA and the duties and powers of the BoD: https://ivrpa.org/about-ivrpa/ivrpa-bylaws/.

By legal requirement, there is no compensation for serving on the board of directors.

If you wish to apply to be a candidate, please post your candidate statement and biography no later than November 15th (00:00 UTC) on the member’s section of our forum: https://ivrpa.org/forums/forum/ivrpa-members-forum/

If we have no more candidates than available seats, the positions will be considered filled automatically.

The election voting period will be from November 15 through November 29th, ending at 23:59 UTC.

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