Publication & Communication

Invitation to 2018 OISTAT Publication & Communication Meeting and Election

Mar 30, 2018

Dear Members,

The Publication and Communication commission invites all OISTAT members and commission delegates to attend the annual meeting in Cardiff, UK, on August 30, 2018, during the 50 years Anniversary of OISTAT.

The election of the new PCC Chair for the next four years will be held in the meeting. Delegates of the OISTAT Centres, Individual Members and delegates of Associate Members attending that commission meeting will be entitled to vote. Please see here for the Candidate Slate. In the meeting, the planning and directions of the commission will also be discussed.

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.

The PCC meeting will be held during the celebration of the 50 years anniversary of OISTAT. The celebration takes place at Cardiff’s Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama between 29th August and 2nd September 2018. The Royal Welsh College, which was the venue for World Stage Design 2013, will be the host for the four-day series of public celebratory activities and events, including workshops and performance presentations, exhibitions, symposium and keynote speeches.

Enclosed please find the registration form of the PCC meeting. Please return your registration form to the Headquarters (headquarters@oistat.org) before June 30th.  Please also note that it is a low-budget meeting. Flight tickets, accommodation and other travel costs will be at your own expenses. Accommodation recommendations will be announced shortly on the OISTAT 50 website.

If you have any question or need any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact the Headquarters. Thank you for your support of OISTAT. We look forward to seeing you in Cardiff this year!


Wan-Jung Wei
Executive Director

International Organisation of Scenographers, Theatre Architects and Technicians
Organisation Internationale des Scenografes, Techniciens et Architectes de Theatre
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

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