Roger Summit Conference Sponsorship
The Roger Summit Conference Sponsorship provides $1,000 and the conference registration fee to enable a member of the Association of Independent Information Professionals (AIIP) to attend the AIIP Annual Conference. The Roger Summit Conference Sponsorship is intended to facilitate awareness of the benefits of attending future conferences and support and nurture an AIIP member who has not previously attended an AIIP Annual Conference.
Roger Summit prompted and inspired this award with a generous contribution. Roger is a leading pioneer of the online information industry and founder of Dialog. He has been a strong supporter of AIIP since its inception. Both as CEO of one of the earliest AIIP Industry Partners, and now as an Associate Member, he has actively contributed to, participate in, and enhanced AIIP activities.
The Roger Summit Conference Sponsorship constitutes an investment by AIIP in candidates who will have been AIIP members for at least two years and in business for at least three years, and have not attended an AIIP Annual Conference. A candidate's business must require a full-time work schedule and constitute the candidate's primary income source.
Any AIIP member may nominate an applicant or an applicant may self-nominate. Applicants will be asked to submit a brief outline about their businesses including background information on the individual and their business goals, and how they feel conference attendance will further the pursuit and/or realization of these goals. Each year's winner will be invited to voluntarily serve on an AIIP committee for a minimum of one year subsequent to receiving the scholarship.
The Awards Committee will be responsible for reviewing applications and selecting a winner or for appointing a committee to perform these responsibilities. The deadline for applications should be one month before the announcement date.
The Conference Sponsorship will be forfeited if the winner cannot attend the upcoming AIIP Conference. The Conference Sponsorship may be used for conference registration and/or travel and will be given once all conditions have been met. The Roger Summit Sponsorship check will be awarded after the conference. The winner will be announced no later than one month prior to the first day of the Annual Conference. The winner will have 72 hours to indicate whether he/she will attend the conference. If he/she cannot attend, the sponsorship will go to the first runner up.
Richard Torian, Chair