Call for Candidates for the Chair of OISTAT Technology

Feb 6, 2018

Dear Colleagues,
The Chair Election of OISTAT Technology commission will be held at Technology commission meeting in November 28 – December 1, 2018 at Vienna, Austria.
OISTAT Technology commission facilitates ideas exchange in the field of theatre technology. Through collaborations with other commissions and individuals, the commission provides a platform for professionals, develops research projects, and examines standards and safety issues.
We would like to thank the current Chair Romana Bošković Živanović for her achievement and commitment that opened up various possibilities for OISTAT Technology. In the last four years, the Commission and its members initiated and saw achievements for the 2017 Technical Invention Prize and International Standards Project. We hope that the succeeding Chair will lead OISTAT Technology in the following four years with equal success. 
The Call for candidates is now open. OISTAT Centres, Individual Members & Associate Members are encouraged to send nominations to Headquarters at headquarters@oistat.org no later than April 30, 2018.
The Candidate nominations from OISTAT Centres should include a letter from the Centre, the candidate’s CV and the candidate’s statement of intent. The nominations from Individual & Associate Members should include a letter of nomination from a peer OISTAT member, the candidate’s CV and the candidate’s statement of intent.
The Chair of OISTAT Technology is the member of OISTAT Governing Board (GB). Governing Board members shall work under the auspices of the Congress and not as representatives of their OISTAT Centres and shall meet with Executive Committee at least once a year, not including its meeting at the Congress. The Chair of OISTAT Technology shall also organize commission meetings at least once a year to discuss projects, commission affairs and collaborations with other commissions.
Guidelines for election of Chairs of Commissions can be found in OISTAT Statutes-Appendix 2:
A general schedule for elections which ensures continuity and complies with the Statutes shall be made by the Executive Committee.

  1. Members of OISTAT Centres, Individual Members and delegates of Associate Members are eligible to be elected as Chair of a Commission.
  2. At least six months before a Commission meeting takes place at which a Chair is to be elected, the EC will ask the OISTAT Centres, Individual Members and Associate Members to nominate candidates for the post of Chair of the Commission in question.
  3. The OISTAT Centres, Individual Members and Associate Members should send names and addresses of possible candidates to the EC within two months.
  4. The EC will appoint one or more persons who will contact the persons in question for further information.
  5. This list will be made public at least two months before the Commission meeting at which the election is to take place.
  6. Only delegates of the OISTAT Centres, Individual Members and delegates of Associate Members attending that Commission meeting will be entitled to vote. 
  7. The election takes place by secret ballot.
  8. The candidate who has the highest number of votes cast, if these are more than half of the votes cast, will become Chair.
  9. If such a result is not obtained during the first election, then a second election will be held between the two candidates with the highest number of votes. If two candidates have equally received the second highest number of votes, then an election shall first be held between these two candidates.
  10. After the Chair has been elected, one or more Vice-Chairs will be chosen.
  11. Should the Chair resign or otherwise leave office during his/her term of office, the Vice-Chair will hold office until the next scheduled meeting.

Thank you and we look forward to receiving your recommendations and nominations.
President                                           Executive Director
Bert Determann                               Wan-Jung Wei

International Organisation of Scenographers, Theatre Architects and Technicians
Organisation Internationale des Scénographes, Techniciens et Architectes de Théâtre
Suite L, Center for Innovation Taipei (CIT), No.1, Yumen St., Taipei 10452, Taiwan
Tel: +886 2 25962294     Fax: +886 2 25981647
Web: www.oistat.org Email: headquarters@oistat.org

Download the Call in PDF
See the Save the Date Letter of TC Meeting in Vienna at MEET 2018