Call for Student Volunteers
The NCER ‘11 organizing
committee is recruiting student volunteers for various
supporting roles during the conference.
Students typically serve in
the following capacities:
AV OPERATORS work
during technical sessions and are seated at a Tech Table in
the back of the meeting room. They are responsible for
pulling up speaker PowerPoint files according to the program
schedule and monitoring sound levels during presentations.
All equipment is clearly labeled and most files are already
downloaded on the laptop by conference staff.
help session moderators with putting the lapel mic on
speakers, showing speakers how to work the remote control to
the laptop/computer projector, familiarizing speakers with
the laser pointer and making sure the speaker timer and
timer cards are in place.
ALL student volunteers should plan to arrive at the host
hotel by 12noon on Sunday, July 31 to get oriented with the
environment, help the organizing committee, and assist with
pre-conference preparations, including assembly of
conference registration packets.
Volunteer Training Session
Before the conference begins,
we conduct a training session for volunteers so you may
familiarize yourself with the equipment get comfortable with
the room set up and ask any final questions about your role
as a volunteer.
How Are Volunteers Assigned?
Once the detailed program
agenda is completed, we will email you the agenda so you can
decide which sessions you want to work. Session requests are
confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis, and it is
possible someone else may have already signed up to work the
same session you want. So in some instances, we may not
always be able to grant your request.
In return for service,
students volunteers receive a free registration and free
shared guest room accommodations (two people per room) for
up to five nights. Airfare, meals and incidental expenses
are not included.
How Do I Apply to be a
If you are interested in
volunteering, complete the online application form no later
than Friday, April 22, 2011.
Important Dates to Remember
Friday, April 22, 2011
Friday, May 6, 2011
Who Do I Contact with
Call or email:
Ms. Beth Miller-Tipton,
University of Florida/IFAS
Office of Conferences and Institutes