and will make a decision by November 1
. The committee may either pick exactly one candidate or no candidate at all, if it feels that none of the candidates has had a sufficient impact. If a candidate is selected, the Steering Committee Chair will contact her/him and invite her/him to give a plenary talk at next year’s SPAA conference. Candidates that have not been selected for the award but receive support from at least one committee member will be re-considered in the next year.