Membership, Volunteers Activities require over 300 volunteers from around the world YrProfAffiliateStudentInstit.TotalSubscr.1 st yr 2+yrs Total Retention Retention Retention 001,87561844532,94126446.2%81.4%72.5% 011,85786556153,28824646.8%86.9%73.6% 021,86665245972,98422844.7%84.4%71.2% 031,84739034582,59020143.5%83.9%70.4% 041,81241025762,48520056.1%84.8%78.0%
Conferences SIGMOD and PODS conferences –Submissions up, attendance strong, in the black for all 8 years of the current officers terms –Six co-located workshops and conferences last year, all did well –Working to internationalize In Europe in 2004 for the first time ever In Asia in 2007 –Radical changes to handle increasing SIGMOD submission rate, for 2005 and after (rebuttals, smaller PC, short/long presentations, carryover program with VLDB) In-cooperation for 5-10 other conferences every year
Member Benefits & Initiatives Very successful quarterly newsletter (SIGMOD Record, ~140 pp./issue) Digital Library: Compilations of all database research literature, and more –30-year collections: Anthology, Silver Edition –Annual DiSCs DiSC 2004 coming with June issue of SIGMOD Record; DiSC 2005 will be sent by March 2005 issue Electronic SIGMOD conference proceedings –Shipped with June issues of SIGMOD Record Highly regarded conferences (SIGMOD and PODS) New (and continuing) initiatives –Digital Library Donation Program (joint with VLDB) –History project –Interviews and video taping –Anthology Vol. 6 –Traveling Lecturer –SIGMOD Policy Board –Awards: SIGMOD Edgar F. Codd Innovations Award, SIGMOD Contributions Award, Test of Time Award, Undergrad Awards
Challenges Finances –Huge impact from changes in the way ACM taxes SIGs Membership drive –Grow membership now that we dont use money on each member Branding –How to differentiate SIGMOD from other sister organizations?