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ISMB 2020 Volunteer Sign-up Form

ISMB 2020 will be held at the Palais des congrès Montreal, Canada, and is seeking volunteer applications.

Volunteers are expected to assist as scheduled for approximately 20 - 24 hours during the conference dates (generally for a shift of 5 - 6 hours). Volunteers should be available on all dates beginning Sunday July 12 to Thursday July 16, 2020 .

In return, volunteers are provided with a complimentary conference registration and a volunteer conference T-shirt.

Some volunteer roles:
  • Recording assistant - assist in a session room with the audio and visual recording of presentations.
  • Room monitor 1 - assist the speakers in loading their presentation on the laptop in the room, ensure they know where the laser pointer and slide advancer is, remain close to the front of the room and seek audio visual technical support if something goes wrong.
  • Room monitor 2 - monitor the doors once the session starts so late arriving delegates enter quietly. Track and record the number of delegates for each session (approximately) and report these numbers back. Provide back up to the room monitor that is assisting with speakers.
  • Information desk – assist with general questions and room directions that delegates will have.
  • Registration desk - assist by handing out delegate badges and the smooth operation of the registration area.–
  • Poster hall - provide overall assistance in that area. Delegates will ask for pins, directions, and other questions about posters.

In addition to above specific roles volunteers are asked to assist with general over all directions, assisting with collecting tickets at meal events, and other duties as required.

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