VOLUNTEER OPPURTUNITY: the 2012 national SIGGRAPH conference

The 2012 annual SIGGRAPH (Los Angeles, August 5-9) conference is the premier gathering of industry professionals who work with arts in an electronic and digital manner.  This is a great opportunity to apply for funding to get free admission to what is normally an expensive conference to attend.

from the SIGGRAPH website….

Are you science? Are you art? Do you daydream of computations or calculate in creativity? If so, you will find yourself right at home at SIGGRAPH 2012. Science and art will come together in one outstanding international conference to explore computer graphics and interactive techniques from both points of view, and YOU can be a part of it! You can be SIGGRAPH 2012!

The SIGGRAPH 2012 Student Volunteer Program wants to put you in a red vest with the network of students who support the conference and give you the opportunity to meet and learn from industry professionals, creators, educators, visionaries, and each other. 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 and interactive techniques.

Benefits of being a Student Volunteer include free full admission to the complete SIGGRAPH 2012 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 who are enrolled full time for at least one semester during the 2011-2012 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 Los Angeles area may be selected to receive complimentary housing during the conference.

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