We are inviting students interested in the field of interactive tabletops and surfaces to apply as student volunteers (SV). This is an ideal opportunity to attend the conference and to connect with other members of the community. SVs also receive free conference registration as a token of appreciation for their work.

Relevant Dates

  • Application is now open at http://chisv.org/its2015/.
  • July 10: Application deadline
  • July 20: Results notification
  • August 17: SV t-shirt design contest deadline

Benefits and Duties

If you are an ITS Student Volunteer, you are committed to volunteer for approximately 18 hours during the conference.

In return, you get ...

  • Free conference registration & meals during conference
  • A chance to participate in a conference for innovations on interactive surfaces and network with researchers in the field
  • An awesome bright free t-shirt

Student volunteers are vital to the success of a conference. They allow conferences to run smoothly and provide attendees a friendly go-to person for assistance. They are also the heroes/heroines that help resolve any unexpected situations. Their specific duties include: bag stuffing, registration desk, AV assistance, poster and demo setup, badge checking, break monitoring, etc. SVs usually get to attend most of the sessions, even when working.

Arriving and Leaving

SVs need to be available to help throughout the conference. You will need to arrive at or before 2pm on Saturday (Nov. 14) for the SV orientation and be available until the end of the conference on Wednesday (Nov. 18). Also, we strongly encourage you to attend the student volunteer party on Wednesday evening. The time and place for this party will be announced later as we are still scouting the most interesting/unique/fun place in town.

Design an SV T-shirt and win a SV position!

To make our student volunteers noticeable to all attendees at the conference, they wear colourful t-shirts identifying them as SVs. This year again we ask students to submit their designs for an ITS 2015 SV t-shirt. The creator of the selected t-shirt design will get a student volunteer position separate from the usual lottery for SV positions (i.e. if you are already accepted as a student volunteer and win the t-shirt competition, you can bring another student along).

Send your t-shirt design by email to sv@its2015.org until August 17, 2015!

T-shirt design details and information:

  • The fabric should have a noticeable color (e.g. not white or gray) and the design should be clearly visible from across the room
  • You should include the ITS logo (Get it here!). You may draw inspiration from the island of Madeira (e.g., Santana houses, carros de cesto, bird of paradise flower, and cabo Girão).
  • Please convert the text to paths/curves/outlines (or embed the fonts). Do not use color halftones. Use a minimum line width of 1.5pt (or 2pt for reverse print) and font sizes need to be larger than 15pt.
  • Please submit both a PDF and a source (AI or EPS, vector) file.
Good luck with the design contest!


If you have any questions or problems, please contact the chairs at sv@its2015.org.

Student Volunteer Chairs

Betty Chang, University of Waterloo
José Luís Silva, University of Madeira

✉ sv@its2015.org