We are inviting students interested in the field of interactive surfaces and spaces to apply as student volunteers (SV). This is an ideal opportunity to attend the conference and to connect with other members of the community. SVs also receive free conference registration as compensation for their help.
Conference date: October 17-20, 2017
If you are an ISS Student Volunteer, you are committed to volunteer for approximately 18 hours during the conference.
In return, you get...
Student volunteers are vital to the success of a conference. They allow conferences to run smoothly and provide attendees a friendly go-to person for assistance. They are also the heroes/heroines that help resolve any unexpected situations. Their specific duties include: bag stuffing, registration desk, AV assistance, poster and demo setup, badge checking, break monitoring, social media assistance and etc. SVs usually get to attend most of the sessions, even when volunteering.
SVs need to be available to help throughout the conference. You will need to arrive on or before Monday afternoon (Oct.16) for the SV orientation and be available until the end of the conference on Friday (Oct. 20). Also, we strongly encourage you to attend the student volunteer party on Friday evening. The time and place for this party will be announced later as we are still scouting the most interesting/unique/fun place in town.
To make our student volunteers noticeable to all attendees at the conference, they wear colourful t-shirts identifying them as SVs. This year again we ask students to submit their designs for an ISS 2017 SV t-shirt. The creator of the selected design will get a student volunteer position separate from the usual lottery for SV positions (i.e. if you are already accepted as a student volunteer and win the design competition, you can bring another student along). Send your t-shirt design by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 1, 2017!
Good luck with the design contest!
If you have any questions or problems, please contact the chairs at email@example.com.
Aakar Gupta, University of Toronto
Yutaka Tokuda, University of Sussex