Call for Student Volunteers


HLT-EMNLP 2005 is looking for student volunteers. In exchange for one full day's work, student volunteers receive free registration to the main conference. The work will be divided, probably into two half-day shifts, and the shifts will be scheduled to maximize volunteer access to the conference events. We may be able to provide other amenities, and aim to provide a good work environment.

Tasks will include assisting at the registration desk, stuffing delegate packs, and providing technical assistance for conference events. Wishes about attendance to specific conference events will be taken into account when possible in allocating tasks. Volunteers are needed from the morning of October 5 through October 10, 2005. (But we do not require all volunteers to arrive by October 5 or stay until October 10. However, if you can come to Vancouver for one day only we may not be able to assign you to a volunteer task.)

The Student Volunteer Program is open to full-time students only. There is no application form. Apply by sending email to the following address:

Anoop Sarkar (

IMPORTANT: Put "HLT-EMNLP-05 Student Volunteer Application" in the subject header of your message.

In your application, include the dates you can be in Vancouver, whether you are presenting a paper or poster, what academic program you are enrolled in (which institution and whether UGrad/MSc/PhD), and what year of your program you are in. Include any other information that you think may be important.

The application deadline is Friday, August 26, 2005. We aim to complete the entire selection process before August 30. Notification will be done by email as we receive application emails. Please do NOT register online as a student volunteer until you have received a notification email. The early registration deadline is September 1, 2005 -- you will have time to get the early registration rate if we are unable to offer you a student volunteer position.


Student Volunteer Coordinators for HLT-EMNLP 2005

Anoop Sarkar (
Fred Popowich (