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Apply to be Event Staff

ISMB 2024 will be held in Montreal, Quebec July 12-16, 2024 and is seeking Event Staff (formerly volunteer) applications. Volunteers must be ISCB members with memberships expiring on or after Tuesday, July 16, 2024.

Volunteers are expected to assist as scheduled for approximately 20 - 24 hours during the conference dates of July 12-16, 2024 (generally for a shift of 5 - 6 hours).
Volunteers are asked to participate in a training session in the afternoon of Thursday, July 11. The session will last approximately 90 minutes.
Volunteers should be available for scheduled shifts on all dates beginning Friday, July 12, 2024 through the end of the conference day on Tuesday, July 16, 2024. A schedule of shift allocations will be provided prior to the conference start date.

In return for working as event staff, those selected are provided with a complimentary conference registration, time-based pay, and a conference T-shirt. Regarding registration, we ask that you DO NOT register in advance, we will send a code for your registration after decisions have been made. If you are not selected, a discount code will be send to you to allow you to register at the early bird rate.

Some volunteer roles:

  • Technical Moderator (TM) - responsible for assisting the speakers in loading their presentations on the laptop, managing the audio and visual recording of presentations from the room in the virtual platform, moderate the online chatroom and answer attendee questions as needed. Assist the Scientific Session Moderator as required.
  • Room Monitor (RM) - monitor the doors once the session starts to ensure late arriving delegates enter quietly. Track and record the number of delegates for each session and submit them to ISCB staff. Provide back up to the VTM as needed.
  • Information Desk (ID) - assist delegates with general questions related to the venue and the conference to include room directions, programme timeline and details, and social activities.
  • Registration Desk (RD) - assist by handing out delegate badges and additional items as needed, ensuring the orderly and smooth operation of the registration area and flow of delegate item collection.
  • Poster Hall (PH) - set up poster numbers, provide pins, directions, and other questions about posters as required by attendees and ISCB staff.

In addition to above specific roles, all event staff are asked to assist with general over all directions and other duties as required.

Application deadline is Monday, May 20, 2024.
Notifications will be sent on Friday, May 24, 2024.

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