Student Session Aides receive a $75 refund to their meeting registration in exchange for 4 hours of volunteering. Student Session Aides work closely with AAAS staff and are an integral part of the Annual Meeting.

Duties

  • Monitoring sessions:
    • Counting attendance
    • Evaluating audience interest, symposia content and speaker performance
  • Assisting session organizers and speakers:
    • Reporting malfunctioning or missing audio-visual equipment
    • Advancing power point slides
    • Operating room lights
    • Distributing literature and handouts
  • Serving as a liaison between session speakers and the AAAS Headquarters staff

Orientation

We will host a mandatory orientation webinar, date to come. You will have the option to watch the recording if you can’t attend (there will be a short quiz after for everyone to ensure duties and instructions are understood). We will notify you when the webinar is scheduled. 

Registration

Session Aides will be sent a link to register for the meeting. There is a $75 deposit required that will be refunded no more than 3 weeks after the meeting, provided volunteer duties (including submitting evaluation forms) are completed. If you have already registered as a student, we will hold your $75 deposit and refund the card on file no more than 3 weeks after the meeting.

If you have questions, please contact karias@aaas.org.

AAAS is committed to making the Annual Meeting an inclusive space for sharing ideas and knowledge. View Our Policies
AAAS is committed to making the Annual Meeting an inclusive space for sharing ideas and knowledge. View Our Policies