Student Volunteers Are Needed @ Tri-Conference!

The Tri-Conference unites an ecosystem of over 3,100 innovative thinkers and thought leaders in the field of drug discovery, development and diagnostics, informatics, and digital health throughout pharma, biotech, and academia from around the world. The Tri-Conference remains one of the key industry meetings covering the latest trends, technologies, research breakthroughs, regulatory issues, and best practice examples of molecular and translational medicine advances, digital health, and bio-it.

Running the Event well during the week takes many people, including student volunteers. Students play a key role in supporting the event attendees overall.  Undergraduate and graduate students help with the administration of the conference and have the opportunity to explore the Exhibit Hall, attend in-depth technical conference presentations, attend poster sessions, and develop lasting professional connections with other peers and leaders from biopharma, academic, and government.

The Tri-Conference Student Volunteer Program is offering opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to attend and volunteer to support the Event. The Event will take place at the Moscone South Convention Center in San Francisco, CA. We are accepting only 20 students, both domestic and international.

Student volunteers perform a wide range of tasks for the Tri-Conference including providing support for staff and presenters inside the conference session rooms, working the Event Information Counter, directing attendees, and staffing event activities (e.g., book signings, MeetUp groups, speed networking, Hackathon). Student volunteers work approximately 10-20 hours during the event, allowing ample time to explore the Exhibit Hall, attend in-depth technical conference presentations, and attend poster sessions.

If you’re a student interested in this opportunity and WILL NOT graduate by March 2020, please apply here.

Important Details

  • Student volunteers are required to attend an orientation and must fulfill all assigned event responsibilities,
  • Students work 10–20 hours for the event.
  • Travel funding is not provided by the event. Students are highly encouraged to seek travel support from their home institution.
  • Students are required to follow the event’s code of conduct at all times. We provide a harassment-free event experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment in any form.
  • Students pay a reduced conference registration fee of $150.

FAQs

Who is eligible to be a student volunteer?
To be a student volunteer at Tri-Conference, you must be enrolled as a student at the time of the conference. High school, undergraduate, and graduate students are all eligible, but you must be 18 years old on the date you arrive at the event. Students of all majors are welcome, and students in non-computing majors are particularly encouraged to apply.

What does a student volunteer do?
Regular student volunteers are given specific tasks and take on a variety of roles on-site. Tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Supporting staff and presenters inside the conference session rooms (e.g., attendance counts, passing microphones during Q&A)
  • Working the event information counter
  • Directing attendees
  • Staffing event activities (e.g., book signings, MeetUp groups, speed networking, Hackathon)

How do I apply to be a student volunteer?
All Student Volunteer applicants complete the same application on the event website, regardless of the role they are applying for.

When do student volunteers need to be at Tri-Conference?
Student volunteers are required to attend an orientation and must fulfill all assigned event responsibilities. On average, students work 10–20 hours for the event. Upon confirmation of acceptance, we will provide finer details on your arrival and departure times at the convention center.

Do I have to stay in the hotel booked by the conference?
No. Student volunteers have flexibility on where they choose to stay.

What expenses are covered by the event?
Covered:
Student Volunteer shirt

Not Covered:
Per diem
Conference registration – all student volunteers pay a discounted registration fee of $150
Travel
We encourage students to seek funding from their home institution or organization for per diem expenses (meals and incidentals), conference registration, and travel costs.

Are meals provided?
Lunch and morning and afternoon snacks are provided to students. 

What is the dress code for student volunteers?
The Tri-Conference is a professional business event. During the event hours when attendees are around, , we expect student volunteers to be dressed appropriately. Attire includes clean, business or business casual clothing (e.g., button down shirts, sweaters, trousers, skirts, dresses). You will want to wear lightweight, comfortable shoes since you’ll be on your feet for 6-8 hours a day. Additionally, we expect clothing to provide appropriate body coverage. If you are unsure if something you want to wear is appropriate or not, please ask us.

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