The Chair and members of the PC are appointed by the President in consultation with the Board. They are normally appointed prior to the Congress which takes place before the one for which they are appointed, so that they may observe, consult and learn from the previous Congress PC.
The Committee will normally consist of the Chair and three co-chairs, one from each IPA region, with all four selected so that all four IPA languages are represented. Alternatively the President may decide that the Chair may also cover the work of the co-chair in his or her region, provided that all four languages can still be represented. There shall not be more than two IPA Members from the same region, but there are normally two IPA Members from the region of the Chair. There shall also be a member of IPSO from the region where the Congress is to be held, proposed by the IPSO President. In recognition that the previously separate IPA Congress and the IPSO Congress are now merged and have equal status, the IPSO member is a full voting member of the PC, and his/her expenses are funded by the IPA on the same terms as other PC members. The President may additionally propose other members of the PC.
The PC is specifically responsible for:
The Committee's term will normally run for the two year's preceding an IPA Congress.
Approved March 2007
Revisions approved June 2016.