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Fees / Compensation

The meeting registration fee is not required in advance, however we do require credit card information when you sign up as a volunteer. Registration fees (US$109) will only be charged to your credit card after the meeting if you do not work the required 10 hours or if you fail to cancel by 26 September (US$30). The registration fee cannot be pro-rated for those working less than 10 hours.

If you work 15 hours, in addition to receiving free registration and three US$25 stipends, you will also receive an Abstracts with Programs volume.

Student volunteers will also be paid a stipend of US$25 for each five (5) hours worked at the Annual Meeting. To accommodate everyone who wants to participate as a student volunteer to earn complimentary meeting registration, no more than 15 work hours per volunteer are allowed. Due to IRS regulations, the stipend cannot be pro-rated. If you have a U.S. Social Security Number, it must be provided. All cancellations must be received by 26 September or a US$30 cancellation fee will be charged to your credit card.

Minimum Work Requirements
# Hours Worked Complimentary Items Stipend
Less than 10 hours none US$25 stipend for every 5 hours worked
10 to 14.75 hours Complimentary Meeting Registration US$25 stipend for every 5 hours worked
15 hours Complimentary Meeting Registration and Abstracts with Programs volume US$25 stipend for every 5 hours worked

Work Assignments

Student Technical Session Presentation Coordinators MUST attend a Presentation Coordinators Training Session prior to the technical session where they will serve as Presentation Coordinators. Alternates are strongly encouraged to also attend one of the Training Sessions. The Training Sessions will be held Saturday through Monday from 12:15 to 1:00 p.m. Be sure to sign up for the training session you wish to attend. Attendance at this one (1 hour) Training Session will be credited toward the 5 hours necessary to earn a stipend and the 10 hours for the free meeting registration.

Please view the Job Descriptions to help make your selections. It is possible to work some or all of your hours before the official start of the meeting, enabling you to attend the meeting at your leisure. To accommodate everyone who wants to participate as a student volunteer, and earn a complimentary meeting registration, no more than 15 work hours per volunteer are allowed.

Specific schedules are listed with each work assignment. You must work the full shift as listed for each position. Many positions have been broken down into 3 and 4 hour shifts so it is possible to work multiple shifts on the same day. Please be sure to allow yourself ample time for lunch, breaks, to attend sessions, and to get from one assignment to another.

Badge Pick-Up / Check-In

It is imperative that you check in and pick up your badge, assignment list, Program book, and other materials at the Student Volunteer Office, Minneapolis Convention Center, UPON ARRIVAL IN MINNEAPOLIS. The Student Volunteer Office hours are provided on the Student Volunteer home page.

Students who do not check-in or miss any assignment may have all remaining assignments given to other volunteers at the discretion of the Student Volunteer Coordinator; and will be charged the US$109 registration fee.

If you have any change in plans that will cause you to miss your assignment, please click on the "Edit Work Schedule" link above and contact Linda Battan, .


We recommend that people signed up for set up and tear down wear clean work clothes. For all other assignments, please dress neatly. This is a good opportunity for you to present yourself in a professional manner when meeting potential employers and colleagues.