Pre-recorded Sessions: From 4 December 2020 | Live Sessions: 10 – 13 December 2020

4 – 13 December 2020


Student Volunteers

Join us and be a part of the Student Volunteer Program at SIGGRAPH Asia 2020!

Team Leader Submission Deadline: 30 June 2020, 23:59 UTC/GMT (Submissions are now closed)
SV Productions Team Submission Deadline: 30 June 2020, 23:59 UTC/GMT (Submissions are now closed)
Student Volunteer Submission Deadline: 8 August 2020, 23:59 UTC/GMT

Hello Students!

On behalf of SIGGRAPH Asia 2020's Student Volunteer Program, I warmly invite you to participate at SIGGRAPH Asia 2020 as a Student Volunteer. Due to the Covid-19 situation, the event will now be held on a fully virtual platform. Nevertheless, student volunteers are still essential as a part of our core support structure. We are currently finalizing the details and requirements for the virtual support team, and will be able to share the detailed scope of work in the weeks to come.

Whether it's the way we are thinking, working, playing or creating, these are all impacted by the amazing advancements seen in the computer graphics industry. SIGGRAPH Asia has been able to introduce these cutting-edge developments to the world for the past years, and this year will be just the same!

As a Student Volunteer, you are invited to volunteer 20 hours of service in support of a variety of conference programs such as Computer Animation Festival, Emerging Technologies and Technical Papers among others. Beyond supporting the Conference as a volunteer, you will have the opportunity to meet and learn from professionals, creators, educators and visionaries who help to turn dreams into reality. Additionally, the benefits you receive as Student Volunteers include a Full Conference pass to use during your free time and exclusive access to Student Volunteer special sessions.

Please note that application has opened and we ask that you check the eligibility criteria before you apply. Application deadlines are 8 August 2020, 23:59 UTC/GMT for Student Volunteers applications, and 30 June 2020, 23:59 UTC/GMT for Team Leader and SV Productions Team applications. Applications are submitted using the 'Student Volunteer' option of the 'Make a New Submission' tab on SIGGRAPH Asia 2020's Submission Site at

You are always welcome to contact me for any queries regarding the Student Volunteer Program at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

My team and I are looking forward to welcoming you and working together with you at SIGGRAPH Asia 2020!

As the details of this virtual experience are resolved, the exact dates and format will be revealed in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for updates below.

Student Volunteers Chair
The Boeing Company, South Korea

Due to the high volume of applicants, we regret that we cannot accept any late applications.
Please comply with the submission deadlines and ensure that you submit your application by the appropriate day and time. We cannot make any exceptions for students due to miscalculation of the application deadline. Thank you for your understanding.

30 June 2020, 23:59 UTC/GMT: Team Leader Applications Deadline

Only open to students who have previously served as Student Volunteers. Applicants must complete TL-specific essays in addition to the regular elements of the Student Volunteer application. Please adjust your spam filter so that messages from email addresses will not be placed in your junk-mail folder. Applicants who are not accepted as Team Leaders will still be considered for Student Volunteer positions.

8 August 2020, 23:59 UTC/GMT: Deadline for Student Volunteer Applications

Interested students are required to complete the application and upload proof of their full-time student status (valid student ID, transcript, or proof of enrolment, etc. - please see the eligibility criteria below).

SV (Student Volunteer) Eligibility Criteria
  • Enrolled as a full-time high school, undergraduate, or graduate student during the 2019 academic year, or graduated after 1 January 2018.
  • At least 18 years of age as of 15 November 2020.
  • Willing and able to fulfil the required amount of on-site volunteer service allocated by the Student Volunteer Program.
  • Proficient in the English language.
  • Complete their volunteer application prior to the Application Deadline (8 August 2020, 23:59 UTC/GMT).
TL (Team Leaders) Eligibility Criteria
  • Demonstrate outstanding abilities as an SV in at least one of the three most recent SIGGRAPH or SIGGRAPH Asia conferences.
  • Show themselves to be organized, motivated, enthusiastic and dedicated towards helping the conference run smoothly.
  • Capable of performing well under pressure and effectively managing large groups of people.
  • Complete their volunteer application prior to the TL Application Deadline (30 June 2020, 23:59 UTC/GMT).
Support the SIGGRAPH Asia 2020 Virtual Event (Exact dates to be advised)

Commit 20 hours (approximately) of volunteer service to the Conference.

Examples of Student Volunteer assignments may include:

  • Assisting conference contributors at various venues / speakers during their virtual setup
  • Providing general assistance for attendees in all live presentation rooms

Note: We are currently finalizing the details and requirements for the virtual support team, and will be able to share the detailed scope of work in the weeks to come.

Complementary SIGGRAPH Asia 2020 Full Conference Registration
Student Volunteer Special Sessions

Hear top professionals in the industry (and former student volunteers) speak about tips, tricks, and job opportunities at exclusive "Student Volunteer-only" sessions at SIGGRAPH Asia 2020!

S3 Résumé and Reel Review Sessions

Polish that reel and résumé, and get some professional feedback to land that dream job (but get in touch quickly, as space is limited)! This program is made possible by the SIGGRAPH Student Services Committee (S3).


Meet students from all over the globe who share your passion for computer graphics!

Other Surprises

You never know what's in store! From special guests to prizes, we are always up to something fun for our hardworking student volunteers!

Access to the SV application system opens on 16 March 2020, 23:59 UTC/GMT

Ready to apply? Access our application system here. Good luck, and we hope to see you at SIGGRAPH Asia 2020!

  • Log in to the SIGGRAPH Asia 2020 Submission site (create a new account if you do not have one)
  • Select the 'Make New Submission' tab and click on the 'Student Volunteer' link

Submission Deadlines and Outcomes

Acceptance and Deployment
General Matters

Submission Deadlines and Outcomes
When is the deadline to submit applications to the Student Volunteer Program?

The deadline for all student volunteer applications has been extended to 8 August 2020, 23:59 UTC/GMT; applicants are responsible for their application status, and only completed applications will be considered. Incomplete submissions will not be considered and all submissions must be made online. You are encouraged to submit early to allow time for unforeseen circumstances that may delay your submission, including problems with your internet connection.

How will SIGGRAPH Asia 2020 address network failures?

SIGGRAPH Asia is only responsible for the availability of the submission server. If the Student Volunteer Program Chair is notified of a hardware or service failure in the submission system, they will authorize an appropriate adjustment and inform applicants via the SIGGRAPH Asia 2020 website. All other network failures between an applicant's location and the SIGGRAPH server will not exempt them from deadline-related obligations. Note that the local clock on the submission server determines the final submission deadline time.

When and how will I be notified if I have been accepted?

All applicants who submit a completed application will be notified of their application's status via email around 9 August 2020, 23:59 UTC/GMT. Team leaders will be notified around 8 June 2020, 23:59 UTC/GMT.

My email address will be changing soon. How can I notify you of the update?

You can change your contact information using the online system at any time.

I have submitted the online form, but it still allows editing. Am I done?

Yes and you may continue editing it until the submission deadline.

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Acceptance and Deployment
I have been accepted as a Student Volunteer, but I am no longer able to attend the Conference. Who should I notify?

If you need to decline your position for any reason, please send an email to the Student Volunteer Program Chair as soon as possible so that we can make alternative arrangements.

What is a Student Volunteer expected to do during the Conference?

We are currently finalizing the details and requirements for the virtual support team, and will be able to share the detailed scope of work in the weeks to come.

What is a Team Leader expected to do during the conference?

Team leader's tasks, beyond usual student volunteer tasks, include leading and coordinating student volunteers in their respective areas and coordinating volunteer duties with the SIGGRAPH Asia 2020 Conference Committee members who oversee venues over the course of the Conference. Team leaders also aid in training and supervising student volunteers, as well as assisting the organizers, other committee volunteers and attendees.

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General Matters
Will I be able to experience some of the exhibits and other conference events?

Yes. As one of the perks of being a Student Volunteer, you will have the equivalent of a Full Conference registration, so you will be able to go almost anywhere in the conference. The exhibition hall and most of the conference will be open to you during your free time.

My question is not in these FAQs. Who should I ask?

Please send an email to the Student Volunteer Program Chair and they will reply to you as soon as possible. Should your question apply to other student volunteers as well, we will post your question, the answer to it, and other additional information on the web site.

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All deadlines are 23:59 UTC/GMT.

16 March 2020
Application System Open

30 June 2020
Team Leader / SV Productions Team Application Deadline

8 August 2020
Student Volunteer Application Deadline

Prior to the event (To be advised)
SV Orientation

4 - 13 December 2020
SIGGRAPH Asia 2020 Virtual Event Days