The President/s of any local IPA Constituent Organisations will be designated as the "hosts" of the Congress, if they so wish, and they shall be represented on the Local Arrangements Committee (LAC). They may ask the Chair of the LAC to act as the Congress "host" on their behalf.
The Chair of the Local Arrangements Committee (LAC) is appointed by the President in consultation with the Board, and the President/s of any local IPA Constitutent Organisations. The other members of the LAC are appointed by the President on the advice of the Chairs of the PC and the LAC, and the Presidents of any local IPA Constituent Organisations.
The LAC has no limits on the number of its members.
The LAC for each Congress is a sub-committee of the Congress Programme Committee (PC). Significant decisions of the LAC need to be referred to the PC. The Chair of the LAC is an ex officio member of the PC, and may be invited by the PC Chair to attend certain meetings of the PC.
The budget for LAC activities shall be approved by the Board as part of their consideration of the overall budget for the Congress.
The overall objective of the LAC is to assist the PC with Congress arrangements related to the scientific and social aspects of the Congress for which local knowledge is needed or is an asset. The Chair of the LAC is expected to liaise closely with the Events Manager who has responsibility for overall Congress finances, administration and organisation.
In supporting the PC, the LAC is specifically responsible for:
The Committee's term will normally run for the two year's preceding an IPA Congress.
The Sub Committee reports to the Programme Committee.
Approved March 2007
Revisions approved June 2016.
Removal of the term "Broomhills", March 2017