Convention Committee

The IFA Board of Directors shall have the power to create committees, advisory groups and task forces for the Association, define their functions, and terminate any such committee or advisory group.   The IFA Chair shall appoint the committee Chair, Vice Chair, and members.  Each committee and advisory group shall perform the functions specifically prescribed by the Board of Directors or which are properly within the jurisdiction of such committee or advisory group.  (IFA Bylaws)

Comprised of a representative from each standing IFA and Foundation Committee, Board or Forum to ensure balance, the Convention Committee’s purpose is to provide direction and suggestions for the general sessions and educational programming at the IFA Annual Convention. Each committee representative is responsible for coordinating an educational session which includes the development of the session description/objectives, session design/format and speaker solicitation.


Chair: David Barr
Vice Chair: Catherine Monson
Staff Liaison: Anne Poodiack, apoodiack@franchise.org