• The Endowment has a board of directors consisting of seven members. The board has a chair, a vice-chair, a secretary, and a publicity chair. These four constitute the executive committee.

  • The Endowment also has a body of general members.

Membership and Election

  • Membership of the body of general members is life-long. This body consists of past general and program committee chairs who are active in SSTD's area and all current and past members of the board of directors.

  • Membership of the board of directors is for 6 years and is renewable after 6 years of absence. New members are invited by the board of directors.

  • The members of the executive committee are elected by the board of directors for a 3-year period. All members of the board of directors are eligible.


  • The board of directors meet at every conference. A main activity is to oversee the conference series. This includes the adjustment of the conference guidelines, the soliciting of proposals for future conferences, and the acceptance of proposals.

  • In-between conferences, the executive committee takes care of business. The executive committee involves the board of directors.

  • The members of the Endowment serve as a network that is committed to promoting the SSTD conference series.