Student Volunteers

Important dates

Submission deadlineNovember 30, 2019 (at 5pm AEST)
Notification of acceptanceDecember 14, 2019
Conference datesFebruary 9-12, 2020

*Deadline times are in AEST – Australian Eastern Standard Time

General information

The TEI2020 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 a student volunteer, you will have the opportunity to get a full conference pass providing you free access to the keynote presentations, talks, demos, arts, student design competition, cutting edge research in tangible, embedded, and embodied interaction, 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 undergraduates, graduate or research students who are enrolled in the academic year 2019-2020. Students who are graduating at the time of the conference are also welcome to apply.

Accepted students will be expected to show up on February 8th afternoon to receive an orientation session. During the conference you will be assigned specific duties, for example 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 or providing tech support to speakers. Consequently, along with other organizing committee members, you will be present until the evening of the last day of the conference (Feb 12th). Throughout the conference (Feb 9-12) you will have around 20 hours of work. This should give you plenty of free time to meet with other visitors and attend various activities throughout the conference.

TEI2020 will take place in Sydney, please note that it is your responsibility to obtain necessary travel visas if required. To apply, no previous experiences are required, but we are looking for people who are friendly, enthusiastic, and reliable.



Applicants must be 18 years of age or older (on or before November 30, 2019).

Student status

Applicants must be undergraduate, graduate or research students enrolled for at least one semester during the 2019-2020 academic year, or graduating at the time of the conference.


Accepted students are expected to fulfill the following:

Examples of the conference duties:


To apply for becoming a student volunteer you need to provide the following materials via email to

Student Volunteer chairs

If you have any questions about the Studios or Workshops, please contact the Student Volunteer chairs.

Katia Vega, University of California Davis

Anusha Withana, University of Sydney

The Student Volunteer chairs can be contacted by e-mail at