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Aaron Houssian <[log in to unmask]>
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Aaron Houssian <[log in to unmask]>
Sun, 6 Sep 2009 19:44:16 +0200
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Please distribute to any student lists that you feel are appropriate.

--The short version--
It's September and that means that CHI deadlines of all sorts are looming.
For those students who are interested in helping with the conference it is
also the time to sign up for the student volunteer (SV) lottery.  You may
enter on September 5th at  We will close the
lottery on October 30th, and results will appear in November.

--The detailed information--

Who do we need?
Students who are willing to be shiny helpful and happy people for at least
20 hours during the week of CHI.  During that time you must attend SV
orientation and generally show up when you are supposed to and check out as
assigned.  Good attitudes, helpfulness, and friendly faces are all

What do you get?
In return for all this your conference registration fees are waived and you
enjoy a number of benefits available in the SV office during the conference,
and an SV party on Thursday night that usually includes food, drinks, and
dancing.  Last year we had "Lunch with CHI rockstars" and we all enjoyed
spending time with well-known people in the CHI community, we will repeat
this again.

How does it work?
We typically have several hundred people who want to help and we need about
~120, so everyone interested will be able to put their name in the
proverbial hat and we'll put everyone onto a randomly ordered list.
The first 120 people will be 'accepted' as an SV, the rest will be on the
waitlist.  Inevitably as people's papers do or so not get accepted or as
departmental and grant funds get used people find out they cannot attend and
so people drop out and others are accepted.

Where do I sign up?
Sign up and check your status at There will also be
a link to this from the CHI2010 website.

Sara Drenner & Aaron Houssian
SV co-chairs for CHI2010.

Aaron Houssian
Marie Curie Fellow--Philips Research, User Experiences Group
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