Be a Student Volunteer at Siggraph 2012


Are your students science? Are they art? Do they daydream of computations or calculate in creativity? If so, they will be 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 THEY can be a part of it!

The SIGGRAPH 2012 Student Volunteer Program is a unique opportunity for students to meet people involved in all areas of the computer graphics industry while contributing to the overall success of the SIGGRAPH Conference. The industry’s future leaders are encouraged to apply: students who demonstrate leadership, service, and a passion for computer graphics and interactive techniques.

As a Student Volunteer, students will go behind the scenes to help run an international event, which draws thousands of people who share a passion for advanced computer graphics technologies. The benefits of being a Student Volunteer extend beyond the free full admission conference pass 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. The conference will run Sunday, 5 August through Thursday, 9 August, 2012 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. For more details on this wonderful opportunity, please check out: sv.siggraph.org

Thanks to partners in education like you, we have been able to promote the SIGGRAPH Student Volunteer Program to a greater number of students than ever before! Last year, a majority of our students heard about the SV Program through a teacher. We need your help again this year!

The Student Volunteer Subcommittee has compiled and attached some promotional materials as we begin our search for hard-working, motivated students. The materials will also be available to download from sv.siggraph.org. The files attached include:

SIGGRAPH 2012 SV Presentation -This 2012 Student Volunteer slideshow presentation (linked below) outlines some of the highlights of our program. Feel free to use this at the beginning of your class or hand-off to any student leaders in any relevant student clubs/organizations. https://docs.google.com/present/view?id=dgdwmtdv_89fv52hh3p

SV2012_banner.jpg – A static web banner that you can link to http://sv.siggraph.org/ on your home page.

Thank you and we hope to see you and your students in Los Angeles!

Mikki Rose
SIGGRAPH 2012 Student Volunteers Chair
Mikki_Rose@siggraph.org

sv.siggraph.org

P.S. I’m a hybrid!

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