Call for Conference Volunteers
Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and the Center for Study of Democracy, Toleration, and Religion (CDTR) are proud to host the interactive Forum on Iran: New Generation, New Perspectives, New Media Conference on April 17, 2010.
The Organising Committee of the Forum on Iran: New Generation, New Perspectives, New Media (April 17, 2010, Low Memorial Library, Columbia University) is now recruiting student volunteers to assist with various tasks pretaining to the forum.
This interactive forum on media and policy forum will bring together young Iranians who have demonstrated leadership in academia, the public sector, the arts and media and will discuss current trends and stimulate debate. For more information please visit the conference’s website at http://www.newgenerationforum.org.
The smooth operation and success of this conference will depend heavily on the professionalism and dedication of our team of volunteers. They will engage in note-taking for the final report, meeting and greeting attendees, assisting speakers, updating the website among other tasks. Our selected volunteers will have their registration fees waived and will have the opportunity to work directly under the organising committee.
The various types of volunteers needed during conference and the responsibilities for each volunteer assignment are explained below.
Registration and Information Desk: Volunteers needed to check-in attendees and distribute conference materials (name badges, water bottles, etc.). Volunteers are encouraged to attend one half-hour training session describing registration duties.
Room Monitor: Volunteers are needed for each panel session. Room monitors check with the Volunteer Desk before a workshop/session begins to confirm the status of the speaker. They also welcome the speaker(s) when they arrive, ensure room arrangements and speaker’s AV requirements are met and inform the audience how to obtain handouts (if any).
Assistant Rapporteur: Volunteers are needed to assist in each of the plenary sessions and take notes in a clear and concise manner so as to contribute to the final report of each panel and the conference. For this position please forward a sample writing of 2-3 pages in addition to your CV and cover letter.
To apply, please forward your CV and a cover letter to email@example.com with CC to firstname.lastname@example.org.