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Are you no longer qualified to be a SIGGRAPH Student Volunteer? Want to become more involved with ACM SIGGRAPH and the computer graphics community? Thinking about someday applying to be on an ACM SIGGRAPH committee or SIGGRAPH conference subcommittee? If you answered “Yes!” to these questions, then the Ex-Student Volunteer (XSV) Program is for YOU! This program is a unique opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes perspective on everything involved with an ACM SIGGRAPH Executive Committee or a specific SIGGRAPH Conference program.

As an XSV, you will either take on a specific role on an ACM SIGGRAPH Executive or SIGGRAPH Conference Committee or contribute to a specific project. You will be mentored by an ACM SIGGRAPH or SIGGRAPH 2019 Committee member and have the opportunity to build your SIGGRAPH network by meeting and learning from the professionals, creators, educators, and visionaries who make SIGGRAPH possible. Former Student Volunteers who demonstrate leadership and a passion for volunteering for SIGGRAPH are encouraged to apply!

This experience is available to those who are no longer eligible to serve as a SIGGRAPH Conference Student Volunteer or Team Leader and are at least 18 years old. High school, undergraduate, or graduate students enrolled full time for at least one semester during the 2018-2019 academic year (Summer 2018 – Spring 2019) are NOT eligible. Applicants must have attended the SIGGRAPH Conference at least once in the last 3 years.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to expand your knowledge of what goes into putting this awesome conference together each year and get involved with the SIGGRPH community!


Eligibility requirements

Age

Applicants must be 18 years of age or older on or before 26 July, 2019.

Status

Applicants must no longer be eligible to serve as a SIGGRAPH Conference Student Volunteer or Team Leader. This means high school, undergraduate, or graduate students enrolled full time for at least one semester during the 2018-2019 academic year (Summer 2018 – Spring 2019) are NOT eligible.

Experience

Applicants must have attended the SIGGRAPH Conference at least once in the last 3 years.

Deadlines & Important Dates

Due to the high volume of applicants, we regret that we cannot accept any late applications. Selections will be made on a rolling basis for 2019, which means some roles may be available earlier or later depending on the project needs. Having your application submitted early will enable you to be considered for roles no matter when they are posted/submitted.

31 May, 2019: Applications Deadline

Please complete the application on the S3 website by 22:00 UTC/GMT on 31 May, 2019. (Convert to your time zone.) Application results and pairings will be sent on a rolling basis throughout the 2019 cycle.

Application results and pairings will be sent on or before 8 January 2018.

You will receive email notification at the same address you provided in your application. Please adjust your spam filter so that messages from siggraph.org email addresses will not be placed in your junk-mail folder.

Responsibilities

Attend Mandatory Online Orientation

Meet with all accepted XSVs and the SIGGRAPH Student Services (S3) XSV Liaison to discuss pairing and expectations.

Establish Mentorship Relationship with ACM SIGGRAPH or SIGGRAPH 2019 Committee Member

Meet with your mentor in online sessions or via phone calls throughout the year. Discuss the assignments to be completed, expectations, and timeline for delivery. Work on tasks to support the specific project or conference program you are paired with. Set up check-points throughout the program and be prepared to shadow your mentor during the conference.

Attend SIGGRAPH 2019 (28 July - 1 August)

Commit to attending the conference, 28 July - 1 August. Depending on the program you are paired with and the tasks you are assigned, you may be required to assist with preconference set-up a couple days before the conference starts. Depart the Los Angeles Convention Center no earlier than 6 pm on Thursday, 1 August. We recommend that you stay a couple extra days after the conference so you can celebrate with your new SIGGRAPH colleagues.

Be Punctual & Professional

The ACM SIGGRAPH Committee and SIGGRAPH 2019 Committee members are all very busy throughout the year and during the conference. Please be prompt replying to emails and punctual when attending online and conference meetings.

Benefits

Complimentary SIGGRAPH 2019 Full Conference Registration

Enjoy all of the sights and sounds of this amazing conference when you are not volunteering!

Be Mentored by an ACM SIGGRAPH Executive or SIGGRAPH Conference Committee Member

Learn more about what goes on in the year-round planning and implementation for the organization or a specific conference program.

S3 Résumé and Reel Review Sessions

Polish that reel and résumé, and get some professional feedback to land that dream job! Space is limited. This program is made possible by the SIGGRAPH Student Services Committee (S3).

Networking

Meet industry professionals from all over the globe who share your passion for computer graphics!

Expenses

Be prepared to handle expenses including, but not limited to:

*S3 cannot guarantee any financial assistance, but are willing to work with XSVs to help secure lodging.

Mentorship Agreement

Review the mentorship agreement and be prepared to discuss with your mentor during your first session.

Application

Coming Soon!

XSV Application

Questions

Still have questions? Please contact SIGGRAPH Student Services at s3@siggraph.org.