AAPO is only as strong as its members. We are an internationally-recognised not-for-profit industry association, run solely by and for its members. We are ably assisted by just one Virtual Administrator, who takes care of the day to day administrative tasks related to the running of AAPO. The rest of our many functions - policy, PR, accreditation, conference organisation, budgeting and finance, sponsorship, newsletters, corporate alliances, marketing, member benefits, National Organising Week, professional development and more - involve dedicated members, giving their time and expertise. Thank you members!
There are always positions available for short- and long-term positions within AAPO. One of the great things about organisers is that if they see something that needs doing, they get in and do it.
And you don't have to be a volunteer to contribute to AAPO's growth, development and prosperity. From time to time we conduct surveys to enable us to make decisions based on our members' wishes. The most recent of these has been about the location of the 2011 AAPO conference. Even 3 minutes of a member's time can make a difference.
All this is just one of the reasons I am such a big fan of our industry association.