As the K12 Online conference grows the need for volunteers does too. The conveners of K12 Online 2008 are requesting volunteers to chair and serve on committees that will support the upcoming K12Online conference. Each committee will have a convener, a chair, and three committee members, to make up a five member team. The committees are as follows:Media and Communications (Public Relations)- This committee will be responsible for getting the word out about the conference.Convener- Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach (snbeach at cox dot net)Live Events – This committee handles live events during the conference, our culminating event “When Night Falls” and fireside chats.Convener- Dean Shareski (shareski at gmail dot com)Help Desk– This committee will be the conference technical support team and will work from a proactive role in terms of recommending tools and “how-tos.”Convener- Darren Kuropatwa (dkuropatwa at gmail dot com)Professional Development– This committee will arrange oppotunities for graduate credit and Continuing Education points that can be obtained globally.Convener- Wes Fryer (wesfryer at yahoo dot com)Accessibility Options– This committee will create a resource and be available to answer questions about ensuring that presentations are accessible by all participants, even those with disabilities.Convener- Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach (snbeach at cox dot com)Roles and Responsibilities– The role of the convener on each committee is to serve as a liason from the committee to the conference as a whole.The role of the chair is to organize and facilitate 2-3 meetings (Elluminate is available for your meetings) prior to our conference and to lead the committee in development of a support plan and related tasks to fulfill your committee’s purpose.The role of members will be to carry out, with the chair, the purpose and plan of the committee.Interested? If you are interested in chairing or serving on one of the above committees please contact the appropriate convener or leave a comment below with your contact information and someone will get back with you right away. We would like to have committees formed and functioning by the end of August.