Accessibility Summit Committee


The Accessibility Summit Committee plans and implements the annual Accessibility Summit.


The committee has no expressed or implied power or authority.


  • The board shall appoint the chair and members of the committee.
  • The operations director shall serve as staff to the committee.
  • The committee may include non-director persons whose experience in accessibility and planning educational events may assist the committee in the performance of its duties.

2021 Accessibility Summit Committee members

  • Karen Hackett, Chair
  • Erin Jorgensen, Vice Chair and Registration Coordinator
  • Jeff Stevens, Board Liaison
  • Sara Clark, Operations Director
  • Carmen Schafer, Sponsorship Coordinator


  • Manages the budget for the Accessibility Summit.
  • Creates and implements logistical plans for the Accessibility Summit.
  • Evaluates and selects location for all Accessibility Summit related functions.
  • Coordinates with venues and vendors on conference needs such as catering, AV, lodging, etc.
  • Provides superior accessibility-related professional development.
  • Develops and maintains conference website content and code.
  • Manages and promotes registration.
  • Solicits and supports sponsorship support in coordination with the association’s sponsorship committee.
  • Coordinates and promotes call for session proposals, facilitates selection of proposals, organizes final summit schedule and manages on-site track rooms.
  • Facilitates evaluations of sessions and the summit to capture feedback for future planning.


  • Meets no fewer than 8 times per year, at the call of the chair of the committee.
  • Maintains minutes of all meetings.
  • Manages Accessibility Summit email inbox.
  • Reviews this charter annually and recommends changes to the board of directors.
  • Follows association policies and procedures.
  • Establishes and maintains documentation about committee roles and procedures, including how this committee collaborates with others.
  • Communicates and collaborates with other association committees and board of directors to accomplish association goals.
  • Provides quarterly updates to the board of directors through committee chair and board liaison.