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April 18-23, 1998, Los Angeles, CA USA

Student Volunteer Headquarters

SV Co-Chairs
Mike Byrne, Carnegie Mellon University
Hans de Graaff, Delft University of Technology

See Also
Frequently Asked Questions and answers

Announcements from the mailing lists

Mailing Lists to find out how to stay informed

Contact Information
Mike Byrne
Department of Psychology
Carnegie Mellon University
Baker Hall, Frew St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890
Tel: +1 412 268 3498
Fax: +1 412 268 2844

The Student Volunteer Headquarters is where the SV Co-Chairs keep you informed of all that you need to know to be a student helper for CHI 98.

The Student Volunteer application deadline was 1 February 1998.

Current SV applicants should make sure they are on the SV mailing list where you get announcements on important SV matters. You should also subscribe to the SV discussion mailing list.

If you have any questions, please check the Frequently Asked Questions. If you still need to know more, do not hesitate to contact the Student Volunteer Co-Chairs at


Saturday Training
All SVs will need to be at the SV Training on Saturday:

14.00-15.00: SV Training for people who have not been an SV at CHI before. This includes those people who have been to CHI as an attendee, who have been SVs at other conferences, and people for whom all of this is new.

15.00-16.00: SV Training for all SVs, including those who were in the previous session.

Planning meeting news
We had the final planning meeting in LA last month. Some good news came out of that: we are getting some more money to support some of the meals. Some lunches and dinners will be covered by this.

Another topic which came out of this will give you something to think about. The conference chairs have arranged to have special discussion sessions with the lunch speakers during the session after it. They felt the SVs should have the opportunity to talk to these people, so we will arrange for sign up sheets at the conference, and 50 SVs can visit each of these three sessions. The speakers are listed in the advance program: Alan Kay, Michael Kahn, and Mark Swain.

SV application closed
No more SV applications are being accepted.

Advance Program online
Check out the Advance Program, but remember to wait for the special SV registration instructions.

Do some homework
You can read past articles from the Students column of the SIGCHI Bulletin to find out what it is like to be a student volunteer.

Special student housing?
There will not be special student housing, but SVs will be encouraged to use the same hotel and to find other SVs as roommates. Student volunteers will be in charge of booking their own rooms.

What is this lottery system all about?
Find out about the proposed lottery system for assigning duties, and why you should even care.

April 7, 1998