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Volunteer at the AIS Conference

September 28, 2017 3:55 PM
INDS is proud to host this year's Association for Interdisciplinary Studies (AIS) international conference here on the UMBC campus. The conference theme is "Beyond talking heads: applied and experiential learning through an interdisciplinary lens." Plan to learn more about interdisciplinary approaches to project-based learning! It will be held Thursday, October 19 through Saturday, October 21.

There are many ways you could get involved!

- You could register as a student for $50. This conference registration includes all conference materials, attendance to all sessions, banquet dinner off-campus featuring UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski on Thursday evening, breakfast and lunch on Friday and Saturday, and the after-party party on Saturday evening. Your registration fee also includes one-year membership into AIS where you will stay abreast of all news and research from the association. This does not include a volunteer shirt, and does not require any hours to volunteer. You would be welcome to volunteer and earn service points.

- You could receive the La Noue Scholarship to attend the conference for free! Reply to this email ( with a 50-word essay on why attendance at this conference would be advantageous to you and your degree plan. You would be treated as a registered participant of the conference with all perks listed above. Deadline to apply is Thursday, October 5.

- You could fill volunteer roles Wednesday (pre-conference organizing), Thursday, Friday and/or Saturday and earn service points to INDS. You could also attend any session at the conference. This does not include the dinner with Freeman but does include the after-party on Saturday evening. You would also receive a volunteer shirt. Please complete the form by Friday, October 6.

Please let us know if you have any questions about time commitments or level of involvement. We want to be sensitive to your multiple responsibilities, but we hope that you see this as a great opportunity to engage in the interdisciplinary community.

Complete our online form by Friday October 6 to volunteer! Share with any friends who aren't in INDS if they would like to earn a shirt and be involved in this huge campus event. We will be in touch the week of October 9 with your assigned times and duties.