More than Human Centred Design

Call for student volunteers

Important Dates

action timeline
Student volunteer lottery registration system opens at chisv.org: January 10 2020
Deadline to register for volunteer lottery: March 28, 2020
Applicants will be informed of their acceptance or waitlist status:
delayed to
May 1, 2020
Orientation session: TBC
Conference: July 6-20, 2020

Student volunteers (SVs) are essential to the success of the DIS2020 conference. Being an SV provides a unique opportunity to contribute to organizing a conference as well to interact closely with DIS contributors, attendees, and your peers. In return for your work, you will get a full conference pass providing you access to all the paper sessions, the design exhibition, demos, and social events. Lunch will be partially covered up to a certain amount. Note that other meals, additional workshop registration fees and hotel expenses are not covered by the SV benefits. Check the benefits section for more details.

Becoming a volunteer:

To become a volunteer, you must have had student status for at least one semester during the academic year before DIS. That means you could have been enrolled as an undergraduate, masters, or doctoral student in the academic year of 2019-2020. Applicants to DIS SVs will be selected through a random lottery system at chisv.org. We expect to accept up to 30 SVs for DIS2020.

DIS2020 will take place in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Please note that it is your responsibility to obtain necessary travel visas if required. To apply, no previous experience is required, but we are looking for people who are friendly, enthusiastic, and reliable.

What will I do as a volunteer?

As a Student Volunteer, you agree to:

  • Work around 15-20 hours during the five days of the conference
  • Show up on time to assigned tasks
  • Attend an orientation session before the conference (TBD)
  • Wear the SV t-shirt when you are on duty, so people can easily spot you


In return for working as a Student Volunteer, you will receive several benefits:

  • Free full registration (NOTE: This does not include the additional workshop fees!)
  • Lunch vouchers
  • Reception tickets
  • A special SV Thank-You party!
  • A SV T-shirt to keep for your own

Student Volunteers Chairs

For further questions regarding student volunteering, please feel free to contact DIS 2020 SV co-chairs

Bruna Goveia da Rocha
Eindhoven University of Technology
Tiffany Wun
Simon Fraser University