WikiSym is seeking student volunteers

We are searching for enthusiastic students (undergraduate, graduate or PhD level) who want to help us running WikiSym 2011. We are celebrating our 7th edition on October 3-5, 2011 at the Microsoft Research Campus in Silicon Valley (Mountain View, California).

The only mandatory requirement is that you must have had student status for the past academic year (2010-2011). All students, regardless of discipline, are encouraged to apply, and no previous experience is required. This opportunity is particularly well suited for Bay Area students

WikiSym volunteers commit to the following tasks:

  • Undertake between 5 and 10 hours of work during the conference days (October 3-5).
  • Collaborate with conference organizational team to set up and run on-site activities.
  • Attend a short guidance session in the afternoon before the conference (Sunday, October 2) , at the conference hotel (also in Mountain View).
  • Typical tasks will include: attend the registration desk, support to set up sessions, support for running the Open Space track and other similar duties.

No other technical or logistics support is forseen, since permanent staff from the conference venue (MSR) will undertake those tasks.

In exchange, students will get free access to the conference (including meals, reception and dinner) for the 3-days.

Applicants must send a short motivational letter by September 28 to chair__at__wikisym–dot–org, explaining why they have interest in participating as volunteers in WikiSym. On September 29 we will publish the list of selected volunteers. We have a limited number of volunteer slots, so please contact us early if you are interested.

Looking forward to meeting you at WikiSym!!

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