Welcome to the first volunteers newsletter for the WWW 9 conference.
This is the place to keep checking for information and registration details
for anyone interested in volunteering for WWW 9.
The volunteer program has been associated with all 8 previous conferences
and has become an integral part of running each one. There is a lot
of information about volunteer activities and members available from this
site, thanks to Gio for keeping it running. If you are thinking about
volunteering for the first time it's fairly simple. Once the arrangements
have been finalised an online registration form will be available at this
site. There will be a limited number of positions so you need to
submit this form by the closing date and we will advise you. Please
check the FAQ page for more details
Final details for this year's conference are still being worked out
and we will keep you updated. Many people have been asking if there
will be a volunteer program for WWW9. The answer is yes, we are up
and running and look forward to working with the regular volunteers, some
have now been to every conference, as well as the new recruits.
Volunteering at a web conference is a great opportunity to meet and
work with people of similar experience from all parts of the world.
Amsterdam locals are encouraged to participate, we depend on your local
knowledge and you can participate for registration only if you don't need
WWW9 is being managed once again by Foretec Seminars and the Volunteer
Organising Committee is the same as last year - Mark Nguyen from the USA,
Gio La Vecchia from Italy and John Miller from Australia. The Volunteer
team is always truly international and next year will be no different.
We expect a lot of interest from Europeans as WWW9 will be the first European
Web Conference in 3 years. The team will be smaller than before so
it is important to get your registration form in quickly to be sure of
Newsletters will be posted monthly at first, then once the team is finalised
they will be sent only to those registered, by email. The plan at
the moment is to open volunteer registration early in October.
That's about all I can tell you right now, please check back here regularly,
meanwhile have a look at the information about volunteers and previous
Co Chair, Volunteer Organising Committee, WWW9