Openness Statement

The society is an open organization and welcomes members in all parts of the globe. The organizing committee feels strongly that this society is largely a “virtual” (i.e., web based) entity and intends to provide a professional organization that can help link members and foster collaboration, education, scientific inquiry, and mentoring in the field.

Although the society does plan to hold bi-annual conferences in years other than Pangborn years, it is expected that these conferences may be more regional in focus, should not supersede the efforts of other regional conference organizers, and that collaboration with regional or national groups would be required to further develop this regional conference system. We welcome inquiries and we are happy to share our bylaws with other groups.