Enrich your ACE experience by volunteering
The ability to create a positive and smoothflowing convention is greatly enhanced by the
participation of a strong pool of volunteers. Please consider contributing to the success of the ACE by volunteering in one or more of the following areas:
- Judges Room
- Opening Session
- Oral Sessions
- Poster Sessions
Volunteer for at least four hours and receive:
- $25 for every four to six hours worked
- Attendee amenity
- Program Book
- Abstract Volume
- CD-ROM of Abstracts
By registering onlineyou can select the day(s) and time(s) you are available, as well as the location(s) you prefer. If you are unable to register online, select “I want to be a student volunteer” on your completed registration form and you will be contacted for your preferences. To receive benefits, volunteers must be either students or employees in the industry who are recent (2008-2009) graduates. For more information on becoming a volunteer, please send an e-mail to Mike Ledet and/or Bill Whiting.
Your participation in the judging of papers and posters is requested. This important function determines the winners of the Matson Award, Braunstein Award, SEPM Best Paper and Best Poster Awards and Division Awards. Your effort will involve judging and evaluating one or more oral or poster sessions. Please mark your registration form to volunteer to be a judge at the 2010 Convention!
Rebuilding New Orleans: A Volunteer Opportunity
Date/Time: Sunday, 11 April 2010, 8:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Location: Chevron Tree Farm, New Orleans City Park
Limit: 50 people
Includes: Transportation from the New Orleans Marriott, lunch, drinks and gloves
In town early? Would you like an opportunity to volunteer some of your time to the “re-building” of New Orleans? In August 2005, Hurricane Katrina destroyed many of the beautiful trees in the New Orleans area. The hurricane also destroyed an existing urban tree nursery in New Orleans City Park. The nursery has been rebuilt and approximately 4,000 potted tree seedlings are presently in grow-out mode. When growout is complete, the trees are distributed throughout the New Orleans area by nonprofit agencies and governmental units.
The nursery project takes a lot of ongoing maintenance and labor, such as potting and re-potting seedlings, watering, fertilizing, insect control, trimming, moving trees, etc. We have planned a half-day of work for you to assist with the ongoing maintenance at the nursery. Come and help us “re-plant” New Orleans.
Please wear appropriate clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty — pants and tennis or walking shoes. A hat and sunscreen may also be helpful. The work project will go until 12:00 p.m. when a box lunch will be served. Following lunch, we will be giving tours of the Botanical Gardens at City Park.