17 – 20 November 2019 | BCEC, Brisbane, Australia
#SIGGRAPHAsia | #SIGGRAPHAsia2019
Join us and be a part of the Student Volunteer Program at SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 Brisbane, Australia!
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On behalf of SIGGRAPH Asia 2019's Student Volunteer Program, I warmly invite you to participate at SIGGRAPH Asia this year as a Student Volunteer. The opportunity is open for all who wish to put on the Student Volunteer uniform for Asia's most innovative and prestigious conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques.
Whether it's the way we are thinking, working, playing or creating, these are all impacted by the amazing advancements seen in the computer graphics industry. SIGGRAPH Asia has been able to introduce these cutting-edge developments to the world for the past eleven years, and this twelfth year will be just the same!
As a Student Volunteer, you are invited to volunteer 16 hours of service in support of a variety of conference venues such as Computer Animation Festival, Emerging Technologies and Technical Papers among others. Beyond supporting the Conference as a volunteer, you will have the opportunity to meet and learn from professionals, creators, educators and visionaries who help to turn dreams into reality. Additionally, the benefits you receive as Student Volunteers include a Full Conference pass to use during your free time, exclusive access to Student Volunteer special sessions and eligibility for complimentary accommodation in Brisbane for the duration of the Conference.
Please note that applications has opened and we ask that you check the eligibility criteria before you apply. Application deadlines are 24 June 2019, 23:59 UTC/GMT for Student Volunteers applications, and 1 June 2019, 23:59 UTC/GMT for Team Leader and SV Production Team applications. Applications are submitted using the 'Student Volunteer' option of the 'Make a New Submission' tab on SIGGRAPH Asia 2019's Submission Site at https://ssl.linklings.net/conferences/siggraphasia/.
My team and I are looking forward to welcoming you to Brisbane and working together with you at SIGGRAPH Asia 2019!
Interested in being a Student Volunteer (SV) at SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 in Brisbane, Australia, but uncertain of what it means and takes to be an SV? Watch this video produced by our very own SV Productions. SVs are the fundamental supporting structure of our event and we absolutely love the positive energy, unity and strength that they have as a team!
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.
Only open to students who have previously served as Student Volunteers. Applicants must complete TL-specific essays in addition to the regular elements of the Student Volunteer application. Please adjust your spam filter so that messages from siggraph.org email addresses will not be placed in your junk-mail folder. Applicants who are not accepted as Team Leaders will still be considered for Student Volunteer positions.
Interested students are required to complete SVPro-specific essays and provide a portfolio in addition to the regular elements of the Student Volunteer application. Please adjust your spam filter so that messages from siggraph.org email addresses will not be placed in your junk-mail folder. Applicants who are not accepted as Production Team members will still be considered for Student Volunteer positions.
Interested students are required to complete the application and upload proof of their full-time student status (valid student ID, transcript, or proof of enrolment, etc. - please see the eligibility criteria below).
Volunteers must plan their travel to arrive at Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Australia NO LATER THAN 12:00 on Saturday, 16 November 2019, in order to check in before the start of the Student Volunteer Orientation. The location of the Orientation will be announced in November.
Commit 16 hours (approximately) of volunteer service to the Conference.
Examples of Student Volunteer assignments include:
Volunteers must not depart from Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre earlier than 18:00 on Wednesday, 20 November 2019. We recommend that you consider staying until Thursday, 21 November 2019 to celebrate a successful conference together with your new SIGGRAPH Asia colleagues on the Wednesday evening.
Arrive at the Student Volunteer Office at least 30 minutes before each of your scheduled shift times with a smile on your face and a passion to serve!
Enjoy all of the sights and sounds of the amazing conference that is SIGGRAPH Asia when you are off-shift!
Hear top professionals in the industry (and former student volunteers) speak about tips, tricks, and job opportunities at exclusive "Student Volunteer-only" sessions at SIGGRAPH Asia 2019!
Polish that reel and résumé, and get some professional feedback to land that dream job (but get in touch quickly, as space is limited)! This program is made possible by the SIGGRAPH Student Services Committee (S3).
Meet students from all over the globe who share your passion for computer graphics!
You never know what's in store! From special guests to prizes, we are always up to something fun for our hardworking student volunteers!
Be prepared to handle expenses including, but not limited to:
Student volunteers who live further than 50 kilometers from Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre are eligible to apply for Housing Assistance to help defray the cost of attendance. Please be advised that funds are limited and support cannot be guaranteed.
Access to the SV application system opens on 20th April 2019, 23:59 UTC/GMT
Ready to apply? Access our application system here. Good luck, and we hope to see you at SIGGRAPH Asia 2019!
Submission Deadlines and OutcomesAcceptance and DeploymentGeneral Matters
The deadline for all student volunteer applications is fixed at 24 June 2019, 23:59 UTC/GMT; applicants are responsible for their application status and only completed applications will be considered. Incomplete submissions will not be considered and all submissions must be made online. You are encouraged to submit early to allow time for unforeseen circumstances that may delay your submission, including problems with your internet connection.
SIGGRAPH Asia is only responsible for the availability of the submission server. If the Student Volunteer Program Chair is notified of a hardware or service failure in the submission system, they will authorize an appropriate adjustment and inform applicants via the SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 website. All other network failures between an applicant's location and the SIGGRAPH server will not exempt them from deadline-related obligations. Note that the local clock on the submission server determines the final submission deadline time.
All applicants who submit a completed application will be notified of their application's status via email by 1 August 2019, 23:59 UTC/GMT. Team leaders will be notified by 8 June 2019, 23:59 UTC/GMT.
No, unfortunately not all applicants who request for housing can be provided with accommodation due to tight capacities. However, the Committee will try to house as many international volunteers as possible.
You can change your contact information using the online system at any time.
Yes and you may continue editing it until the submission deadline.
Back to FAQs links
No. Decisions on complimentary housing are final and cannot be negotiated.
If you need to decline your position for any reason, please send an email to the Student Volunteer Program Chair as soon as possible so that we can make alternative arrangements.
Comfortable clothes and shoes (appropriate t-shirts, polo shirts, shorts, jeans, trousers, and sneakers). Many attendees dress casually during the Conference, and formal business attire is generally not required. Please note that SIGGRAPH Asia is a professional conference and thus, if you are not sure if something is appropriate or not, please ask.
*Additionally, please take note that November in Australia brings mostly hot Spring/Summer days. While it will feel noticeably cooler in the Convention Centre, daytime temperatures in Brisbane average 23°C/73°F and overnight lows of 19°C/66°F. Don't forget your sunglasses and sunscreen, as the weather definitely heats up at this time of year.
Depending on the duties assigned, student volunteers may have shifts that start as early as 8am and end at 7pm; however, there are shifts that do run later. Some student volunteers may have schedules that run as late as 10pm. We will do our best to avoid assigning students back-to-back shifts and spread their duties over the course of the Conference, but we cannot guarantee this.
There are numerous tasks to be done by student volunteers, including checking passes at venue entrances and assisting at registration counters. All these tasks play a very important role towards the success of the Conference.
Team leader's tasks, beyond usual student volunteer tasks, include leading and coordinating student volunteers in their respective areas and coordinating volunteer duties with the SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 Conference Committee members who oversee venues over the course of the Conference. Team leaders also aid in training and supervising student volunteers, as well as assisting the organisers, other committee volunteers and attendees.
Yes. The Student Volunteer Program Office will reserve an area for student volunteers to keep their personal items. However, do note that SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 organisers will not be responsible for any lost or stolen items.
You should inform your team leader and then report to the Student Volunteer Program Office. If you cannot find your team leader, please report directly to the Office.
You can take your camera to the receptions, but use of camera is not permitted at certain conference sections unless you have an approved media pass or are part of the organizing committee.
Yes. As one of the perks of being a Student Volunteer, you will have the equivalent of a Full Conference registration, so you will be able to go almost anywhere in the conference. The exhibition hall and most of the conference will be open to you during your free time.
Please send an email to the Student Volunteer Program Chair and they will reply to you as soon as possible. Should your question apply to other student volunteers as well, we will post your question, the answer to it, and other additional information on the web site.
All deadlines are 23:59 UTC/GMT. The local timezone for Brisbane is UTC/GMT+10.
20 April 2019Application System Open
01 June 2019Team Leader/Production Team Application Deadline
24 June 2019Student Volunteer Application Deadline
15 November 2019 (14:00 Local Time)Accommodation Check-in (For SVs who receive housing assistance)
16 November 2019 (12:00 Local Time)SVs Check-in (At the SV Office in Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre)
16 November 2019 (15:00 Local Time)SV Orientation
17 - 20 November 2019SIGGRAPH Asia 2019
20 November 2019 (18:00 Local Time)SV Check-out
21 November 2019 (10:00 Local Time)Accommodation Check-out (for SVs receiving housing assistance)