ACM SGB Meeting Materials August 13, 2005
The best practices session focused on volunteer development; how to improve and/or retain volunteers within the SIG community. Many of the SIGs represented indicated that their support for the student level involvement is what helps carry them through their professional volunteer involvement. SIGDA hosts a University Booth at its flagship conference each year. This booth is not only well publicized but frequented by both students and professors.
SIGCHI offers student volunteer programs where it is fairly easy to 'get your foot in the door' and ultimately move up the latter within the SIG. Similarly, many SIGs have determined that more volunteer opportunities occur within the conferences and from there, additional SIG activity is achieved.
In an effort to recruit additional members/volunteers, SIGADA utilizes a 'traveling' booth that goes to non Ada conferences.
SIGMOBILE and SIGSAM use poster and program committees as stepping stones to bigger and more involved positions.
Members of SIGMOBILE's program committee are often selected based on previous papers they written/submitted.
ACM's prestigious conferences and journals are seeking top-quality papers in all areas of computing and IT. It is now easier than ever to find the most appropriate venue for your research and publish with ACM.
ACM is a volunteer-led and member-driven organization. Everything ACM accomplishes is through the efforts of people like you. A wide range of activities keep ACM moving, including organizing conferences, editing journals, reviewing papers and participating on boards and committees, to name just a few. Find out all the ways that you can volunteer with ACM.
Why I Belong to ACM
Hear from Bryan Cantrill, vice president of engineering at Joyent, Ben Fried chief information officer at Google, and Theo Schlossnagle, OmniTI founder on why they are members of ACM.