Enrollment for Student Volunteers

The ACM Recommender Systems conference (RecSys) is the premier international forum for the presentation of new research results, systems and techniques in the broad field of recommender systems. The conference will be held October 2-7, 2018, 2018 in Vancouver, Canada.

Student volunteers are essential to the success of the RecSys conference. In return for help at the conference, student volunteers receive a number of benefits including:

  • Free conference registration
  • Free T-shirt
  • Opportunities to interact and network with top RecSys contributors and organizers

Duties for student volunteers include helping to set up and perform needed work during the conference, such as AV support, registration desk, poster and demo setup, break monitoring, etc. SVs usually get to attend most of the sessions, even when working. There will be approximately 20 scheduled hours per SV between October 2-7, 2018. SVs will need to arrive before the evening of October 2nd for the orientation and are expected to stay for the duration of the conference.


Volunteers must be undergraduate, Master’s, or Ph.D. students during the 2018-2019 academic year. Students of all backgrounds, regardless of discipline, are encouraged to apply. You do not need to have a paper accepted to participate, but you will be responsible for funding your travel to and from the conference and your lodging. No previous student volunteer experience is required, but we are looking for enthusiastic and reliable people.


Submit your application via the following form. The deadline for application is July 12, 2018.

If you have any questions or problems, please contact the chairs at .

Student Volunteer Co-Chairs
  • Shaghayegh Sahebi (Sherry), University at Albany-SUNY, USA
  • Mohammad Tayebi, Simon Fraser University, Canada
  • Ehsan Iranmanesh, 1QBit, Canada
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