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 programs and events, Team Leaders manage Student Volunteers in their areas and coordinate volunteer duties with SIGGRAPH 2008 Committee members. This is an invaluable opportunity to share your experience and enhance Student Volunteers' performance.
Applicants for Team Leader positions must meet all Student Volunteers criteria and must have demonstrated outstanding abilities as a Student Volunteer in either of the two most recent conferences (SIGGRAPH 2006 or SIGGRAPH 2007). 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 managing large 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 a half-day Team Leader orientation session on Saturday, 9 August 2008. They are also expected to be at the conference from Saturday, 9 August 2008 through Saturday, 16 August 2008.
Team Leader Application Process
Team Leader applicants must first complete the standard Student Volunteers Application. Before they submit an application, Team Leader applicants will complete one additional 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 seven nights of accommodation (Friday, 8 August 2008 - Saturday, 16 August 2008) at a conference hotel. A minimum of two team leaders of the same gender will share each hotel room. It may be necessary to place more than two per room, but every effort will be made to keep the number in each room to the minimum. 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 Student Volunteers.
All Team Leaders are responsible for their own travel to and from Los Angeles, as well as their own meals during their time at the conference. Some limited Travel Assistance awards and meal vouchers are available, but they are not guaranteed.