Funds are available to provide financial support to a limited number of students who would like to attend ICML 2007. Students may apply for volunteer positions, which are assigned on a competitive basis with priority given to students that are authors of papers accepted to the main conference or workshops. Students accepted as volunteers will have their registration waived. In exchange, students will be required to assist with the organization of the conference.
The volunteer commitment will be 8-12 hours and may involve assembling registration packets, checking in attendees, assisting with workshops and technical sessions, or helping prepare the proceedings for publication. Volunteer applicants will be informed of the decision by May 11. Volunteers will be provided with details of their duties once the conference schedule is determined.
In addition, volunteers can apply for a travel award which will provide additional support covering some portion of their travel expenses. The exact amount will depend on the number of students and available funds. Travel award applicants will be informed of the extent of the support when they are notified of a decision on May 11.
Applicants for volunteer positions should delay registration until they are notified regarding the status of their application. If applicants register before they receive notification, they will be required to pay the registration fee. This amount will be reimbursed to them later in case their volunteer status is approved. >
Deadline for Applications
Friday, May 4
Notification to Students
Friday, May 11
Students wishing to apply for a volunteer position must submit an
application containing the following information:
1. Cover letter including:
* Address, email, phone number
* Stage of education
* Name of advisor
* State if you would like to apply for a travel award
* Details of any paper submitted/accepted at the main conference or workshop
* Expected travel costs and a statement of amount of other travel funding available.
2. One page research abstract
3. Curriculum vita
4. Letter of recommendation from their advisor, which also states their student status.
All of these materials, formatted in plain text or PDF, should be emailed to Weng-Keen Wong (email@example.com) with the subject "ICML Student Volunteer Application" by the deadline: Friday, May 4.