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Volunteers Still Needed for 3 Society Meeting in Philadelphia June 20, 2012

Posted by museumatt in 3-Societies.

Volunteer and Receive a Complimentary Registration to Attend the 2012 HSS/BSHS/CSHPS 3-Society Meeting

Graduate students are invited to volunteer at the HSS conference for 4.5 hours in exchange for their registration fee.  There are a copule of jobs for which we need assistance to ensure that the conferences run smoothly.

  • Registration Desk: volunteers will be needed to welcome attendees, check them in, give them their registration materials, conduct on-site registration as needed, answer questions, and be the first line of assistance for any issues that may arise. While there will always be an HSS staff member on hand, this job requires volunteers to be helpful, polite, and presentable.
  • Collective Book Exhibit: 1 volunteer per shift will be needed to staff the HSS table in the exhibition hall. This table will contain book titles from publishers who could not send a representative. As with the Registration Desk, these volunteers will need to be helpful, polite, and presentable.

We would also like to spread local volunteers among the many shifts, so that someone with local knowledge will be on hand to answer questions about the community. Please let us know when applying if you can be helpful in this regard.

Regardless of the job you are assigned we hope that all volunteers will be flexible during their shift as needs arise and the contingency of events will require everyone to be adaptable.

Early volunteers will get first pick of shifts and jobs, but we ask everyone to be flexible so that everyone can be accommodated.

Although volunteering for 4.5 hours will earn graduate students their registration, you will still be responsible for paying for dinners, hotel, transportation, and all incidentals.

If you are interested, please contact Manuela Fernández in the HSS office at manuela@hssonline.org for more information.

Finally, publishers who attend the exhibit typically look for students to staff their tables during lunches, author interviews, breaks, etc. The publishers pay and/or provide books for such service. If you are interested in doing this, please let me know.

For more information on the History of Science Society and the Philosophy of Science Association go to http://www.hssonline.org/ and http://www.philsci.org.


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