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Program Committees/Subcommittees, Task Forces and Advisory Groups

As a trade association for the sign, graphics and visual communications industry, ISA is guided by the feedback and insight offered by industry volunteers. These industry thought leaders represent all aspects of the industry and assist ISA in driving programs and services for the industry.

Program Committees/Subcommittees

Public Affairs Committee

Facilitates information and communication among all public policy and technology related subcommittees and task forces. 

Oversees the development of official industry position statements and reviews board-level motions passed by the subcommittees or task forces.

  • Electrical Codes & Standards Subcommittee: Responsible for all sign related electrical issues, including electrical codes and standards.
  • Planner Outreach Subcommittee: Provides guidance to ISA on efforts to engage, educate and partner with planners.
  • EMC Subcommittee: Recommends ISA policies and positions regarding EMCs and assists with development of grassroots and educational tools on EMCs.

Workforce Development and Education Committee

Provides strategic guidance on development of projects and goals for workforce development and education initiatives and serves to coordinate the activities of all related task forces and focus groups.

  • Onboarding Working Group: Responsible for exploring, advising and providing guidance on the development of an onboarding curriculum for sign, graphics and visual communications employees.
  • Digital Badge Task Force: Provides guidance and advice on the development of digital badges based on the tracks and courses currently available in the ISA Online Learning System, as well as identifies any potential areas/needs for future courses/tracks.

ISA Converge Committee

Provides input on the format and content of the ISA Converge conference.

Task Forces

National/Custom Sign Company Business Practices Task Force

Responsible for exploring opportunities for greater communication and developing best practices between sign manufacturers and installers.

Insurance Needs Assessment Task Force

Explores the business insurance needs of the sign, graphics and visual communications industry and determines potential opportunities for ISA to assist companies in problem areas.

Print Strategy Task Force

ISA Elite Task Force

Provides feedback and guidance on improving ISA’s outreach to young sign, graphics and visual communications professionals.

Advisory Boards

Trade Show Advisory Board

Provides long-term strategic guidance regarding the ISA International Sign Expo from the perspective of ISA Sign Expo exhibitors. 

ISA Sign Expo Attendee Advisory Board

Provides direction, feedback and recommendations on ISA Sign Expo attendee acquisition efforts, logistics, networking and overall experience for the trade show from the perspective of ISA Sign Expo attendees.