Have you ever wrangled a batch render to the floor of your lab at 2:00 am with your bare hands? Are you best known for your hobbies, like writing programs and taking apart your Wii remote? Do you like pressing buttons on shiny things? When you see the color red, do you imagine 300+ graphics students wearing red vests and volunteering at the largest international graphics conference in the world?
The SIGGRAPH 2011 Student Volunteer program wants to put you in a red vest with the network of students who facilitate the needs of the conference and give you the opportunity to meet and learn from industry professionals, artists, and teachers. As a Student Volunteer, you will form relationships with other students that will last for your entire career. The industry's future leaders are encouraged to apply: students who demonstrate leadership, service, and a passion for computer graphics.
Benefits of being a Student Volunteer include: Free full admission to the complete SIGGRAPH 2011 program. This includes Courses, Talks, Technical Papers, Panels, the Reception, and much more. In addition, the benefits of being a Student Volunteer extend beyond the conference schedule to professional development and private Student Volunteer Special Sessions with top professionals who were once Student Volunteers themselves.
All of this is available to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students with a current passport who are enrolled full time for at least one semester during the 2010-2011 academic year and are at least 18 years of age. Students can apply to volunteer for either 18 or 30 hours (approximately) during the conference. Volunteers who are willing to commit for at least 30 hours are eligible to apply for Travel Assistance Awards, which offer financial help for travel to and from the conference.
Also, extraordinary 30-hour applicants who live outside the Vancouver area may be selected to receive complimentary housing during the conference.
The SIGGRAPH Student Volunteers of today are the computer graphics leaders of tomorrow. I encourage you to take advantage of this unique opportunity! Begin your contribution to the world of computer graphics as a SIGGRAPH 2011 Student Volunteer!
Join us in Vancouver in 2011!!
SIGGRAPH 2011 Student Volunteers Chair