EPIQ Committees

This page describes the institutions and people that run EPIQ

There are three primary committees that run the EPIQ conference. The Quorum Outreach and Research Foundation is a lead non-profit that handles finances. Logistics of the meeting and planning are controlled by the EPIQ Steering Committee, which collaborates with QORF and other partners. The EPIQ Curriculum Committee collaborates with a variety of partners on iterative improvements to the curriculum. For all committees, members are selected by popular vote of attendees of the conference. Voting members include: 1) registered attendees, 2) any committee members, 3) invited guests to the venue. Votes typically occur on the second to last day of the venue.

Steering Committee

The primary responsibilities of this committee include planning, registration, and working with hosting venues to ensure a smooth conference. Members handle registration and scheduling details.

Steering Committee
WhoAffiliationEnd of Term
Sara LarkinIowa Educational Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired2025
Mike FaceWashington State School for the Blind2025
Art RizzinoBlind and Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh2024
Alex HoffmanUniversity of Nevada, Las Vegas2026
Andreas Stefik (Chair)University of Nevada, Las Vegas2024

Curriculum Committee

The primary responsibilities of this committee include writing lessons to be included in the EPIQ and school curriculum, mapping curriculum to national or state standards, and collaborating with partners to ensure the curriculum meets the needs of attendees and participating organizations.

Steering Committee
WhoAffiliationEnd of Term
Ko InamuraLincoln Public Schools2024
Gina FugateMaryland School for the Blind2025
Tim LockwoodNebraska Center for the Education for the Children with Visual Impairment and Blindness2024
Steve RaparelliSeattle Public Schools2025
Amanda Rodda (Chair)Washington State School for the Blind2024

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