Congress Content Planning Team

Congress Content Planning Team

The Congress content planning team is responsible for identifying and working with conference speakers on assigned session topics from the conference agenda. Volunteers in this role are expected to plan, implement, and evaluate educational offerings that address current practice issues identified by ONS and the needs of the target audience. Applications are reviewed by the Congress team leader, and telephone interviews are conducted for selection.

Time Commitment

Participants spend one year on the team, with the opportunity to reapply for a second year. There is also the potential to serve as team leader in your second or third year. The time commitment includes

  • Monthly conference calls of a 90-minute duration
  • 10–20 hours working with speakers prior to the conference 
  • Handling on-site conference logistics for the entirety of Congress
  • Monitoring Congress sessions


There are up to two potential in-person meetings at the ONS national office in Pittsburgh, PA, which is determined by ONS staff and the planning team leader. Participants also spend 5–6 days at the conference, whose annual location varies throughout the United States varies.


Select this opportunity on the ONS volunteer application. Remember, you'll need an ONS profile to log in. If you don't have one yet, you can create one on the volunteer application homepage.

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