Onsite Conference Volunteers


UXPA conferences are made possible through the efforts of people who care about promoting user experience - and your contribution can help make the UXPA 2015 conference in San Diego, California the leading forum for the exchange of ideas among UX practitioners.

Onsite conference volunteers must be available throughout the entire conference, June 20 - 25  and contribute 18-21 hours of service during that time. The success of volunteers in the past is based on communication, so attendance is mandatory at volunteer meetings during the conference.

Potential volunteer assignments include staffing the information booth, helping at the registration desk, or assisting session chairs and tutorial instructors. See the information below for Frequently Asked Questions about Onsite Conference Volunteers.


Do I qualify as an Onsite Conference Volunteer?

Volunteers are selected based on the following criteria (in order of priority):

  • You must be a UXPA International member
  • Full-time college or graduate students, including Spring 2015 graduates
  • Part-time students enrolled in a degree or certificate program
  • Unemployed or under-employed individuals
  • Employed individuals attending the conference at their own expense

Does the UXPA cover travel and lodging for Onsite Conference Volunteers?

No, unfortunately, UXPA cannot sponsor travel or lodging for conference volunteers. We encourage you to share rooms at the conference hotel, and will help you find a roommate, if needed.

How do I sign up to be an Onsite Conference Volunteer?

Stay tuned as we will be posting an online application in the next few weeks.

Do I get a conference discount?

Your conference registration will be reduced to around $100.

Why would I want to be an Onsite Conference Volunteer?

  • Exposure to prospective employers
  • Opportunity for networking
  • Make meaningful contacts with other volunteers who will be your colleagues in the industry
  • Free attendance for pre-conference courses at which you are serving

How many Onsite Conference Volunteers are needed?

We will need at least 25 volunteers. Slots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis, with priority given to full-time students. If the available volunteer opportunities have been filled, your name will be placed on the wait list.

What if I have other questions about being an Onsite Conference Volunteer?

If you need more information or have questions, contact the UXPA 2015 Conference Volunteer committee at volunteer2015@uxpa.org