Student Volunteers Message

WHC 2019 Student Volunteer team is the core activity that keeps the conference organized and running smoothly, delivering the best experience that attendees and speakers are looking for.
As student volunteer, you will have the opportunity to get full conference pass providing you access to the seminars, workshops, cutting edge researches in haptic media, and more! This will also give you a unique chance to meet and network with established members in the community as well as your student peers.

This unique experience is exclusive for students, ranging from high school students, undergraduates, and graduate students who are enrolled in the academic year 2018-2019. Students who are graduating at the time of the conference are also welcome to apply.

Accepted students will be expected to show up on Monday (July 8th) afternoon to receive an orientation session. During the conference your activities will include supporting the registration process, hosting and guiding people over the different venues of the conference, supporting exhibitors in building-up and taking down their demos. Consequently, you will be present until the end of the conference, i.e. until Friday (July 12th). Throughout these five days, you will have around 20 hours of work (more or less). This should give you plenty of free time to meet with other visitors and attend various activities throughout the conference.

Important Dates

– 15th May 2019, 11:59 pm PST: Applications Deadline
– 25th May 2019, 11:59 pm PST: Notification of Acceptance



Applicants must be 18 years of age or older (on or before 1 July 2019).

Full-Time Student Status

Applicants must be high school, undergraduate, or graduate students enrolled full time for at least one semester during the 2018-2019 academic year.


Accepted students are expected to fulfill the following:

  • Attend the orientation session on July 8th.
  • Show up on time to for your shifts.
  • Serve at least 20 hours of voluntary work during the four days of the conference.
  • Examples of the conference duties:

  • Attendees registration.
  • Monitoring doors.
  • Supporting contributors.
  • Providing general assistance to conference attendees.
  • Important

    If you are a student applying to be a student volunteer, please do not register for the conference until you have heard whether you were selected for an SV spot, as selection provides free conference registration.


    To apply for becoming a student volunteer you need to provide the following materials via Google form. The selection criteria will mainly depends on the following questions:
    Explain your motivation to participate at this year’s World Haptics Conference (max 200 words).
    Describe your interpersonal experiences with people from another culture, highlighting your interpersonal skills (max 200 words).
    Highlight a stressful situation that involved you and others, and how did your active involvement helped to resolve this situation (max 200 words).