The annual SIGGRAPH conference is a tremendous experience, involving tens of
thousands of attendees and hundreds of conference volunteers.
To facilitate operation of the conference, a number of Student Volunteers will be
appointed as Team Leaders. Assigned to specific venues, Team Leaders manage Student
Volunteers in their areas and coordinate volunteer duties with SIGGRAPH 2003
Committee members. This is a valuable opportunity to share your experience
and enhance Student Volunteer performance.
Applicants for Team Leader positions must meet all Student Volunteer criteria and
must have demonstrated outstanding abilities as a Student Volunteer in either of the
two most recent conferences (SIGGRAPH 2001 or SIGGRAPH 2002). Team Leaders must be
organized, enthusiastic, and dedicated to helping the conference run smoothly for
attendees. They must be able to take initiative and solve problems in this dynamic
and self-motivated role. Team Leaders must also be effective in dealing with groups
of people and performing under pressure. They are expected to volunteer at least 60
hours during the conference, not including orientation. ALL Team Leaders must attend
an all-day Team Leader orientation session on Friday, 25 July 2003. They are also
expected to be at the conference from Friday, 25 July 2003 through Friday,
1 August 2003.
Team Leader Application Process
Team Leader applicants must first complete
the standard Student Volunteer Application. Before they submit an
application, Team Leader applicants will complete one extra section containing
questions related to personal skills and experience, and are required to
write one additional personal statement of no more than 300 words, as
described in the application.
Team Leader Recognition
All Team Leaders receive eight nights of accommodation (Thursday,
24 July 2003 - Friday, 1 August 2003) at a conference hotel.
Two Team Leaders of the same gender will share each hotel room.
Further information on housing will be provided upon an applicant's
acceptance as a Team Leader.
Team Leaders will also receive additional conference materials beyond those offered
to other Student Volunteers.
All Team Leaders are responsible for their own travel to and from San Diego as
well as their own meals during their time at the conference, though some limited
travel-grant funds are available.