Future Leaders

Application process

Procedure for application and appointment

An independent selection committee consisting of current Future Leaders chooses the next class and the Board of Directors ratifies the selection. Please see the Future Leader Handbook for required application material, selection criteria, and procedures. Self-application is acceptable. Applications received by December 15 are considered for the same year.

Future Leader Handbook 2022 (PDF)

Early Career Award

The Early Career Award is an annual ARMA award to acknowledge excellence in the field of Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics for ARMA members in early stages of their career, who have demonstrated contributions on topics of importance to the state-of-practice or state-of-science. The speaker is selected by current Future Leaders. The award consists of an invitation to deliver the Early Career Keynote during the annual symposium and a waiver of conference registration fees. Applicants must be active ARMA members at the time of application. Please see the Future Leader Handbook (Parts E & F) for more information about the Early Career Keynote and award.