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  • Volunteer at the IACUC Conference!

    Many of the events that take place at our annual IACUC Conference cannot happen without the help of dedicated volunteers. Consider volunteering in one or more of the capacities listed below. For more information, or to sign up to volunteer, please contact Megan Frame, membership coordinator, at 617.423.4112, ext. 125.

    Blog Squad
    Book Group Discussion Facilitator
    Conference Greeter & Keynote/Plenary Session Usher
    First-Time Attendee Breakfast Greeter
    Networking Meal Host 
    PRIM&R Exhibit Booth Attendant

    Blog Squad
    Help cover the 2015 IACUC Conference from start to finish by applying to be a member of the PRIM&R Blog Squad. We seek motivated PRIM&R members who possess strong writing skills and an interest in writing about ethical issues in research. 

    Members selected to join the Blog Squad will receive complimentary registration to the conference and a pre-conference program. They will also have an opportunity to showcase their work on our blog, Ampersand. Learn more here.

    Book Group Discussion Facilitator
    Help coordinate the world’s largest Research Ethics Book Group! Volunteers who have read The Bonobo and the Atheist by author and keynote speaker Frans B. M. de Waal, PhD, a biologist and primatologist known for his work on the behavior and social intelligence of primates, are needed to serve as discussion facilitators at the Research Ethics Book Group Lunch on Friday, March 20, from 12:15-1:15 PM.

    Facilitators will: 

    • Facilitate discussion at the event itself, using both the discussion guide and participant input

    Conference Greeter & Keynote/Plenary Session Usher
    Meet and mingle with friends, new and old! Not only will greeters help to build the PRIM&R community by making attendees feel welcome, they will also have a unique opportunity for networking and making connections. 

    Greeters will be stationed in several places throughout the conference venue, and as a greeter, you will: 

    • Greet conference attendees warmly and maintain a welcoming presence
    • Answer questions when possible, and/or direct attendees to the appropriate staff members
    • Help attendees find seats at the outset of all panel, plenary, and keynote sessions at the conference

    Available shifts: 

    Thursday, March 19
    7:45-8:00 AM
    1:30-1:45 PM

    Friday, March 20
    7:45-8:00 AM
    1:15-1:30 PM

    First-Time Attendee Breakfast Greeter
    As a first-time attendee breakfast greeter, you have the opportunity to get to know newcomers at the conference and make them feel welcome. Simply choose a table at the Continental Breakfast to Welcome First-Time Attendees, which will be held on Thursday, March 19, from 7:00 to 8:00 AM, and chat with those who are joining us for the first time.

    As a first-time attendee breakfast greeter, you will:

    • Network with newcomers at the breakfast and make them feel welcome
    • Share your past conference experiences or your thoughts on how to get the most out of a packed conference program with those sitting at your table

    Networking Meal Host
    Meet other IACUC attendees in an intimate gathering by serving as a networking meal host on either day of the conference.

    As a networking meal host, you will: 

    • Work with PRIM&R staff to generate ice breaker questions and discussion topics before the event
    • Recruit attendees to your meal
    • Facilitate discussion at the meal itself, using ice breaker questions, discussion guides, and participant input as appropriate

    Available times:

    • Networking Lunches on Thursday, March 19 and Friday, March 20
      • Your group may meet at the general lunch listed on our conference schedule, as lunch is provided, or at a location of your choosing.
       
    • Networking Dinners on an evening and at a location of your choosing*

    *Please note that dinners and other meals not listed in our conference program are at each individual’s own expense.

    PRIM&R Exhibit Booth Attendant
    Help promote PRIM&R membership by staffing the PRIM&R booth. Introduce attendees to PRIM&R and explain the benefits of being part of our community. Shifts of one to two hours are available at all times while the PRIM&R booth is open (Thursday, March 19, from 7:00 AM to 6:30 PM and Friday, March 20, from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM).