Check out our shiny new website!
You can’t go to BitF 2021, but you can visit its new online home. Thank you to Tim Kraumanis for gifting our community with the most amazing website redesign! Check out his beautiful creation at www.burnintheforest.com.
Our Committees are still looking for fresh, new members:
We’ve confirmed 14 new committee members since the launch of our new committee structure – and we’re still looking for more members to join.
We still have committee positions open for Volunteer, Grants, and Culture, as well as 1 position on each of Policy and Leadership.
Fill out our new Leadership Survey to start the process: https://survey.sogosurvey.com/Survey1.aspx?k=RQsRPQXSUsSsPsPsP&lang=0
Reminder: the AGM is on April 6th at 6:30 pm on Zoom
Only 3 days left to apply to serve on the GVIAS Board of Directors! Applications close tomorrow, March 23rd. Submit your nomination (or nominate someone) here: https://survey.sogosurvey.com/Survey1.aspx?k=SsRPQXSUsVsPsPsP&lang=0
GVIAS Virtual Annual General Meeting (Pre-registration Required)
Tuesday, April 6, 2021
“Doors” open: 6:30 pm
Meeting: 7 pm – 9 pm
After Party: 9 – 11 pm
Enjoy live music with Tango (via Twitch) and dance on Zoom with your friends!
You must pre-register in advance using the following link:
Registration will be cut off 1 hour before the meeting starts
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with the link and information
AGM is open to all members of the Greater Vancouver Interactive Arts Society
Check and update your membership, incl password, at: https://gvias.org/
Voting will be done via Zoom polls. Note: if you call in, you will be unable to vote.
What: Meeting materials will be posted in members area of GVIAS website
Financial Proposals: $3,000 to support Burners without Borders; and $5,000 for non-event art grants for 2021 (details to be provided)
Reports from the President and GVIAS’s new and existing standing committees
Elect new board members to fill vacancies
Special Resolution to Update the Bylaws
Expand definition of member in good standing to include more than the payment of membership dues (which we don’t have)
Add option for membership suspension for those not in good standing, in addition to existing section on expulsion
Clarify qualifications to be a director/board member and the nominations process to better reflect what we do as a society
Add right of members to make presentations to board
Add ability for board to restrict access to members contact list unless required by law, in order to better protect member’s privacy
Ensure it is clear that board can make policies and procedures to run GVIAS and for how to deal with various matters (i.e., how committee and production positions are applied for and appointed)
We hope to see you all there!
The GVIAS Board
We acknowledge that our society is registered on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.