We're pleased to offer a scheme for volunteers to gain free entry to the conference - both online and in-person (although the in-person event is now covered - this page is now specific to the online event). This page describes what is expected, what you will receive and how to apply.

What do I get for volunteering?

Everyone accepted into the volunteer programme will receive free entry to the three main days of the conference - exactly as if you had purchased a full price ticket, with the exception that there will be some tasks required of you. The exact workload will vary, but the intention is that you will have around half the time to focus on the programme as an attendee (and you'll be exposed to most of the rest of it, too).

You'll also get a warm fuzzy feeling inside knowing that you have helped to make the conference a success for everyone!

Volunteers in 2019

What will be expected of me?

You will be assigned to a room for 2-3 half days. Some may be assigned a bit longer. You should familiarise yourself with the speakers who will be presenting in that room during your assigned time. Ideally meet them in advance and make sure they know what is expected of them and how it will run (training will be given). Either way encourage them to test their equipment ahead of time if possible. You should also be their point of contact for any other questions or requests (feeding back to the org team if necessary).

During the conference we'll need the following:

  • Discord Volunteers will staff the help desk in Discord where they provide basic technical support and assistance to attendees and answer any questions regarding the conference and its schedule.
  • Gather Volunteers will sit at the information point as well as move around the virtual venue to answer questions and provide information to attendees.

Who can apply?

Anyone can apply to be a volunteer, but we only have a limited number of places available. If more applications are received than required we will select half the number via internal criteria based on your application and the other half by a random process.

How do I apply?

Please complete this form ASAP and we'll get back to you.

Please note that if you are a student you may also apply for the student programme. You may apply for both programmes.