This week, The Institute of Cultural Affairs International, (ICAI) convened it's General Assembly for a bi-annual meeting that aims to guide the work of the board and to support the peer-to-peer collaboration among ICAs. The role of the General Assembly includes electing the ICAI Board and holding it accountable to the membership, including by receipt of annual finance reports. Members also discuss the progress of various ICA's as well as the network as a whole. Notable agenda items in the December 2014 General Assembly included:
Reviewing ICAI 2013 Financial Statements & Board report for information
Election to the Board of Directors, with three continuing board members and 4-5 to be newly elected
The work and discussions of ICAI Global Conference working group
The work and review of the near final draft of the ToP Global Policy working group
ICAI Budget for 2015-16
In post meeting reflections colleagues commented on how great it is to stay in touch, hear one anothers voices, and what is happening with ICA's around the globes. Many ICA's are looking forward to regional meetings within the next two years, and potentially an annual conference in 2016.