The student volunteer application process will begin in early April 2011 and will remain open at least until June 2011. Any updates regarding the process would be posted on this page. When the application process begins, we will have an online form here along with all the necessary details.
Who is a Student Volunteer (SV)?
Student Volunteers are an integral part of the UbiComp conference and essential for it's success. Each volunteer puts in several hours (a few hours each day of the conference usually) to help with various conference management activities. These include, but are not limited to, technical assistance in setting up conference talks, helping conference speakers with stage preparation, registration, setting up posters and demo sessions etc. As a SV, you will have an opportunity to interact with the conference organizers, presenters and industry professionals, as well as make new friends and contacts from all over the world that will last for your entire career. Future industry and academic leaders are highly encouraged to apply, that is, students who demonstrate commitment, leadership and a passion for UbiComp!
Who is eligible to be a SV?
Any full-time student may become a SV at UbiComp 2011. All undergraduate, Masters and Doctorate students are welcome. It is essential that you provide us with your university details when applying. Students who have an accepted paper or poster at UbiComp are also welcome to apply as a SV.
What's in it for me?
Awesomeness. In addition to making invaluable research contacts and meeting the top minds in the field of UbiComp, as a student volunteer you will have admission to UBICOMP 2011's complete program, that is a free registration to the conference, free meals, invitation to the grand banquet, a custom made t-shirt and on top of that an invite to the coveted student volunteer party! International students can also choose to get up to 6 nights stay at a budget hotel (valued at $200, booked by the organizers). The details of the hotel will be made available at a later date.
What kinds of work will I perform as a SV?
The work can vary. It may involve working at the registration booth to help register attendees and organize welcome packages, while at other times it may be setting up the stage for an upcoming talk. You may be tasked with ensuring that people entering the conference hall have a conference badge. You may be tasked with taking photographs of various events.
Do I need to be present for the whole conference to be a SV?
Short answer is No, but we prefer students who are available on all conference days. We understand that travel plans may change and you may have other commitments, thus even if you cannot be present at the conference venue for all days, you are encouraged to apply and if selected as an SV, inform us of your schedule so that we can plan optimally.
How do I apply?
Application for SV is now closed. Please contact the student chairs if you have any questions
Please feel to contact the student volunteer chairs with any question at: firstname.lastname@example.org