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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 committee or a specific SIGGRAPH 2018 conference program.

As an XSV, you will contribute to a specific project to enhance the mission of an ACM SIGGRAPH committee or support a specific conference program in a role designed just for you. You will be mentored by an ACM SIGGRAPH or SIGGRAPH 2018 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 for the SIGGRAPH 2018 conference as a 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 2017-2018 academic year (Summer 2017 – Spring 2018) are NOT eligible. Applicants also must have volunteered for ACM SIGGRAPH or the SIGGRAPH conference for at least one year.

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!


XSV Application


Eligibility requirements

Age

Applicants must be 18 years of age or older on or before 12 August 2018.

Status

Applicants must no longer be eligible for the SIGGRAPH 2018 conference as a Student Volunteer or Team Leader. This means high school, undergraduate, or graduate students enrolled full time for at least one semester during the 2017-2018 academic year (Summer 2017 – Spring 2018) are NOT eligible.

Experience

Applicants must have volunteered for ACM SIGGRAPH or the SIGGRAPH conference for at least one year.

Deadlines & Important Dates

Due to the high volume of applicants, we regret that we cannot accept any late applications. Please comply with the submission deadlines and ensure that you submit your application by the appropriate day and time. We cannot make any exceptions for students due to miscalculation of the application deadline. Thank you for your understanding.

Applications Deadline: 29 December, 2017 at 22:00 UTC/GMT

Please complete the application on the S3 website by . (Convert to your time zone.) Application results and pairings will be sent on or before 8 January 2018.

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.

Program Duration: 8 January – 31 August 2018

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 2018 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 2018 (12-16 August)

Commit to attending the conference, 12-16 August. Depending on the conference program you are paired with and the tasks you are assigned, you may be required to assist onsite as early as on Thursday, 9 August. Depart the Vancouver Convention Center no earlier than late evening (after 6 pm), 16 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 2018 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

Free SIGGRAPH 2018 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 or SIGGRAPH 2018 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.

Questions

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