If you're a student wanting to attend ESUG, have you considered being a student volunteer? Student volunteers help keep the conference running smoothly; in return, they have free accommodations, while still having most of the time to enjoy the conference.
Apply soon: there are a limited number of student volunteer positions available. Student volunteers will be notified by the end of May.
When are accomodations covered? Accomodations are covered from Monday, August 27th to Thursday, August 30th, inclusive. Which costs are not covered? Travel costs and accomodations during Camp Smalltalk (August 25th and 26th, preceeding the conference) (unless it's necessary; contact us). To sign up: Contact Katerina Barone-Adesi at email@example.com with the following information: First name, last name, university, an email address where you can always be reached, your university, and optionally, any special information you think is important/relevant. Questions about student volunteering also go to firstname.lastname@example.org
Past duties have involved handling registration as people arrive at the conference, staffing coffee machines, collecting presentation slides for ESUG right after the presentation is given, being present at an information desk to answer questions, and generally being helpful. Student volunteering makes the conference better, take a fairly small amount of time and doesn't significantly interfere with enjoying and learning from the conference.