Student Volunteers Program

Student volunteers help keep the conference running smoothly; in return, they have free accommodations, while still having most of the time to enjoy the conference.

Pay attention: the places are limited so do not wait till the last minute to apply.

Conference details:

Gent, Belgium
26th August - 31th August, 2012 (Saturday 25th if you want to participate to the smalltalk camp) - ESUG will neither pay the night from Saturday 25th to Sunday 26th nor from Friday 31th to Saturday 1st Semptember
ESUG 2012 - a gathering of industry, academia, and other Smalltalk enthusiasts.
Send an email to both and with:
- title: [ESUG 2012 Student]
- name, university/school, country, email address
- short description of you and why you are interested in participating

For which period are accommodations covered? Accommodations are covered from Sunday, August 26th to Friday, August 31th (including nights from Sunday 26th to Monday 27th and from Thursday 30th to Friday 31th). Students will be hosted in student rooms. ESUG additionally covers for the lunches during the week and one dinner.

Which costs are not covered? Travel costs and accommodations during Camp Smalltalk (Saturday, August 25th night) preceding the conference, unless it is necessary (please contact us at

Past duties have involved handling registration as people arrive at the conference, staffing coffee machines, collecting presentation slides for ESUG right after the presentation is given, being present at an information desk to answer questions, and generally being helpful. Student volunteering makes the conference better, take a fairly small amount of time and doesn't significantly interfere with enjoying and learning from the conference. Still, it requires discipline and constant attention to all attendees.