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Volunteer Opportunities

UPA 2007 Conference
Patterns: Blueprints for Usability
June 11-15, 2007
Hilton Austin
Austin, Texas, US

UPA Conference Vendor Policy

Usability Professionals' Association
140 N. Bloomingdale Road
Bloomingdale, IL 60108
Tel: +1.630.980.4997
Fax: +1.630.351.8490

UPA conferences are made possible through the efforts of people who care about promoting usability - and your contribution can help make the UPA 2007 conference the leading forum for the exchange of ideas among usability practitioners.

On-site Conference Volunteers

On-site conference volunteers must be available throughout the entire conference, June 11-15, 2007, and contribute at least 15 hours of service during that time. The success of volunteers in the past is based on communication, so attendance is mandatory at volunteer meetings during the conference. Potential volunteer assignments include staffing the information booth, helping at the registration desk, or assisting session chairs and tutorial instructors. See the information below for Frequently Asked Questions about On-site Conference Volunteers.

Do I qualify as an On-site Conference Volunteer?

Volunteers are selected based on the following criteria (in order of acceptance):

Why would I want to be an On-site Conference Volunteer?

How much does it cost to be an On-site Conference Volunteer?

You will initially be charged the student registration fee. Upon the completion of your conference duties, you will receive a refund check for part of it. Refund checks will be issued approximately 4-6 weeks after the conference.

Does the UPA cover travel and lodging for On-site Conference Volunteers?

Unfortunately, UPA cannot provide travel or lodging assistance to conference volunteers. We encourage you to share rooms at the conference hotel, and will help you find a roommate, if needed.

How many On-site Conference Volunteers are needed?

For the UPA 2007 conference, we will need at least 30 volunteers. Slots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis, with priority given to full-time students. If the available volunteer opportunities have been filled, your name will be placed on the wait-list.

How do I sign up to be an On-site Conference Volunteer?

If you are interested in volunteering for the UPA 2007 Conference in Austin, Texas, please complete the online Volunteer Application. Your information will be reviewed and you will be contacted within 2-3 weeks after completing the application.

What if I have other questions about being an On-site Conference Volunteer?

If you need more information or have questions, contact your UPA 2007 Conference Volunteer Co-Chairs:
Laurie Bennett -
Pam Cote –