The XVC and Sub-Committees

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The eXecutive Vision Committee (XVC)

While planning for the 2011 burn, the three original melons were joined by a fourth who helped plot and scheme. Someone used the tongue-in-cheek phrase "Executive Vision Committee" and it stuck, later acronymized to "XVC." Since then the XVC has grown in numbers and sophistication, meeting monthly to plot and scheme.


The XVC:

  • Coordinates much of the Melon Camp planning: camp naming, dues and finances, camp policies, this website, and much more.
  • Is a collaborative working group, not a consultative advisory board.
  • Gladly accepts new members (mostly) between September and December.  The “XVC Class of 20__” is set in January.
  • Welcomes (encourages!) members to take years off as desired.

Minimum requirements to be a member of the XVC--not that you’re the type to do the minimum ;)


  • Have camped with the melons at least once.

  • Be reasonably certain you're going to Burning Man this year OR have a very clearly defined off-playa task (for example: Ticket Fairy)

  • Active participation in monthly video chat meetings from January to October (attend meetings and / or comment in agenda)

  • Complete one green or pink vest shift on playa

  • Be accountable for a specific part of camp strike (details TBD)

  • Manage one or more projects for camp (some examples: camp name voting, participatory budgeting process, camp placement application, ChiCargo shipping program, cooler ice system). One project is the absolute minimum and most XVCers take on more than one.

XVC Sub-Committees

As Melon Camp has grown, it has required more work in the Default World to assure a proper desert bloom. So the XVC has expanded to include sub-committees, allowing more Melons to pitch in. For more on the XVC Sub-Committees and their refreshingly limited time commitments, reach out to your friendly neighborhood XVC member!