The EG 2016 Student Volunteer program is a great opportunity for young researchers to attend a major conference in Computer Graphics and to establish and expand their network with the most relevant academics, professionals and other students in the field. Student Volunteers are integral part of the success of a conference. We are recruiting a team of enthusiastic and reliable students who help us host and manage a very successful, productive and enjoyable conference.

Duties and Benefits

A wide range of responsibilities will be assigned to volunteers, such as:

  • registration desk support;
  • participant badge checks at the venue;
  • help desk support;
  • setting up and maintaining posters and/or other arrangements;
  • audio and video support;
  • fielding questions at technical sessions;
  • providing help and information to participants;
  • helping hand for organizing committee.

As a general rule, no special skills are required except for a couple of positions. For these, we are looking for people with good photography, blogging, tweeting and A/V skills.

Volunteers are required to show up 5-10 minutes before their allotted service times and be available to help out for unforeseen surprises, which are difficult to predict. We expect every volunteer to commit to a total of about 20 volunteer hours of work at the conference.

For their time and unmeasurable efforts, student volunteers will receive an awesome free t-shirt and a full student registration. This includes free access to the entire conference, including technical sessions, workshops, poster sessions and reception. Student volunteers will have an exclusive SV party, also included. Student volunteers usually get to attend most of the sessions, even when volunteering.

Arriving and Leaving

Student volunteers should arrive at or before 6:30 pm on Sunday (May 8) for the SV orientation (SVs that will help with workshops need also to be available from 9 am to 6pm on May 7 and 8) and be available until the end of the conference on the next Friday (May 13).

Student volunteers are responsible for their traveling and lodging expenses.

Application Process

Applicants must be PhD or MSc students during the 2015-2016 academic year. All volunteers must have a positive attitude and good communication skills in English. To apply for a student volunteer position, please fill out this form. In case of acceptance, a proof of valid student status (ID card, document signed by advisor or dean of department) should be e-mailed to us to complete registration.

The deadline for applications is February 12, 2016.

We will send out notifications until February 26, 2016.

Student Volunteer Chairs

Bruno Araújo, University of Toronto, Canada
Daniel Mendes, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal