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  • Volunteer Opportunities

    You can be a part of making AER17 a valuable learning and networking opportunity for other attendees! By volunteering in one or more of the capacities below, you'll have unique opportunities to meet other attendees and see behind the scenes of AER17. For more information, or to sign up to volunteer, please contact the membership team at 617.303.1875.


    Conference Greeter

    Serving as a greeter provides volunteers a unique opportunity to network and act as the face of PRIM&R to other conference attendees. Conference greeters will welcome attendees to the conference, assist attendees with finding sessions and/or special events, and/or seating in general session.

    As a greeter, you will:

    • Greet conference attendees warmly and maintain a welcoming presence
    • Assist attendees with finding sessions and/or special events, and/or seating in general session.
    • Answer questions when possible, and/or direct attendees to the appropriate staff members

    First-Time Attendee Breakfast Discussion Facilitator

    Seasoned conference attendees are invited to join us at the Continental Breakfast to Welcome First-Time Attendees on Monday, November 6 from 7:00 to 8:00 AM. Share your wisdom, past conference experiences, and tips for getting the most out of a packed conference agenda with newcomers at your table.

    PRIM&R Blog Squad Member

    The PRIM&R Blog Squad is a team of dedicated PRIM&R members who help cover our annual conferences from start to finish. Blog Squad members compose a series of blog posts before, during, and after the event. Their responses are then edited and published on Ampersand, PRIM&R's blog, for the research ethics community.

    In addition to having their voices heard, those selected to serve on the PRIM&R Blog Squad will receive complimentary conference registration and registration to the pre-conference program of their choice.

    For more information on the PRIM&R Blog Squad at conferences, please visit the Blog Squad webpage. To apply, complete and submit the online application by September 15, 2017.

    PRIM&R Exhibit Booth Attendant

    As a PRIM&R exhibit booth attendant, you will:

    • Sign up for a shift during the conference (you may choose any date(s) or time(s) that work with your schedule)
    • Promote PRIM&R membership and programs
    • Answer questions when possible, and/or direct attendees to appropriate staff

    Registration Desk Volunteer

    Serve as a volunteer at our registration desk and you'll be one of the first faces seen by many of our attendees! In this role, you'll be responsible for checking in attendees as they arrive, providing them with the materials they'll need for the event, and answering general event and venue-related questions.

    Walk/Run Leader

    Rally your fellow conference attendees for some exercise and sightseeing. Group walks and runs are popular events every year, often taking place in the mornings before the conference begins each day.

    As a walk/run leader, you will:

    • Organize a casual walk or a run for conference attendees, pick a meeting spot for the group, and share this information with the PRIM&R staff who will publicize this information on our conference website
    • Post a notice about the walk or run on the conference message board onsite and spread the word to those you meet

    Interested in participating in one or more of these activities? Let us know! Email us or call 617.303.1875 to sign up or for more information.