Pittcon will be held at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA, February, 24-28, 2024.
Conference Week Expectations
Student assistance is needed prior to and throughout Conference Week. Some Committees such as Program, Short Courses, Meeting Coordinator, and Property & Equipment (P&E) are especially busy prior to the opening of Pittcon, and may need volunteers beginning on Saturday, February 24.
Other Committees will mainly need help from Sunday, February 25, through Wednesday, February 28.
Work Day Expectations
All Student Aides will be assigned duties requiring four hours each day for a minimum of four days at the Conference. Generally, the choice of attendance options are arrival in San Diego on Saturday, February 24, and work shifts on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, with departure on the evening of Wednesday, February 28, or arrival in San Diego on Sunday, February 25, and work shifts on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday with departure on the evening of Wednesday, February 28.
This will work best if students from each college choose the same option. (Please note shifts that end at 5:00 PM on Wednesday, accommodations will be made, if necessary, for students working these shifts.) Each student will work out their individual schedule with the chairman of the committee to which they are assigned. Students may spend their remaining time attending papers, visiting booths on the Expo floor, or in another activity of the student’s choice.
What’s Covered and not Covered
The Pittsburgh Conference will provide for each Student Aide:
► Stipend for lunch
► Conference registration
► Housing (for non-San Diego area-based students), with 2 students sharing a hotel room. Continental breakfast will be included with the hotel room
► Light supper in the Committee Suite (in the headquarters hotel) from 5:00 to 7:00 PM
► Access to the Committee Suite each day the Suite is open
The Conference does not cover the costs for:
► Transportation to San Diego and to the hotel
► Meals other than a stipend for lunch and a light supper at the Committee Hospitality Suite
► Incidentals and entertainment
Local student aides will NOT receive funding for housing or travel.