Awards Committee

The Awards committee is responsible for establishing the award categories as well as the criteria for each category to ensure that all TMAC media members have an opportunity to participate. The committee is also responsible for sourcing, vetting and liaising with the judges (non-TMAC members) as well as facilitating the Awards component of the Annual Conference and AGM.

For more information or to join the Awards committee, contact Tracy Ford at awards@travelmedia.ca

Communications Committee

The Communications committee is responsible all internal and external communications to and/or about TMAC members and membership. Publications include TMAC Travels (published bi-monthly) and the Annual Report. It is also responsible for vetting and scheduling all e-mail blasts to TMAC members, in association with TMAC’s association management company. Other duties include the maintaining of the TMAC brand as well as the content management of the website, including recommendations for future site development. From time to time, the Communications committee will be called upon to write and distribute press releases about TMAC for external distribution.

For more information, or to join the Communications committee, contact Elizabeth Kerr at Elizabeth@thewitcorporation.ca

Conference Committee

The Conference Committee is traditionally led by the VP, Media and the VP, Industry working closely with TMAC’s association management company and the conference host. In addition to helping develop the overall program for the upcoming conference, the conference committee is also responsible for developing and editing a comprehensive RFP and overseeing the selection process for the purpose of securing future hosts.

For more information, or to join the Conference committee, contact Jerry Grymek at jerry@lma.ca.

Industry Membership Committee

The Industry Membership committee is responsible for reviewing all industry applications to ensure all criteria for membership have been met. This involves checking references and material submitted. Once vetted and accepted, the Industry Membership committee, in association with TMAC’s association management company, officially welcomes each member and ensure that he and/or she is introduced to the appropriate Chapter Chair.

For more information, or to join the Industry Membership committee, contact Pam Wamback at Pamela.Wamback@novascotia.ca or Minto Schneider at mschneider@wrtmc.org

Media Membership Committee

The Media Membership committee is responsible for reviewing all media applications to ensure all criteria for membership have been met. This involves checking references and material submitted. Once vetted and accepted, TMAC’s association management company officially welcomes each member and ensures that he and/or she is introduced to the appropriate Chapter Chair.

For more information, or to join the Media Membership committee, contact Cathy Stapells at cathy.stapells@visitbritain.org.

Membership Benefits Committee

The Membership Benefits committee sources partnerships with service providers (i.e., car rentals, hotels, etc.) and manufacturers or retailers who will offer preferred pricing for TMAC members that add value and differentiate TMAC from other associations. Other initiatives include the ongoing updating of the Editors’ List and access to other great resources (such as job posts, etc.) and association/joint initiatives.

For more information, or to join the Membership Benefits committee, contact Elizabeth Kerr at Elizabeth@thewitcorporation.ca.

Professional Development Committee

The Professional Development committee co-ordinates all national PD efforts, including seminars, panels and workshops offered at the national AGM and Conference. This task includes gathering ideas for potential speakers, contacting speakers and finalizing speaking arrangements, and coordinating volunteers such as moderators. The PD committee may also coordinate additional national PD activities throughout the year through online webinars and co-ordination of joint events with like-minded associations.

For more information, or to join the Professional Development committee, contact Melody Wren at melody.wren@sympatico.ca.

Social Media Committee

The Social Committee is responsible for TMAC’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. In addition to the development of social media guidelines for TMACers, the committee also reviews and recommends what topics to promote on an ongoing basis. Based on a master schedule, each member is responsible for one week per month managing one or more accounts based on time availability, knowledge and personal specialties.

For more information, or to join the Social Media committee, contact Kat Tancock at kat.tancock@gmail.com

Volunteer Committee

The primary role of the Volunteer committee is to work with committee chairs to recruit volunteers, assess time commitments and skill sets and match these with the resources required by each committee.

For more information, or to join the Communications committee, contact Elizabeth Kerr at Elizabeth@thewitcorporation.ca