Volunteer information for EAS2021

The EAS 2021 is rapidly approaching! We need volunteers to help us with this huge endeavour!

Every day there will be 13 parallel blocks of sessions (a block will take 1.5 hours). Each online session will be supported by a Host and a Facilitator (provided by the session chair/organisers). The Host will also be a technical support for the speakers. Note that this role is very basic, no expert IT experience is needed. The Host will open and launch the session, be ready to help speakers for any troubleshooting related to Zoom or computer settings (camera, microphone, laptop or basic issues). They will also be in charge to record the session and close it. This role is crucial, as no host means no session. For technical platform support, Kuoni Congress staff will be in the backend to assist the volunteers if needed.

We ask your help as a volunteer. Don't miss the opportunity to contribute to one of the most important events of Astronomy and Space Science in Europe!

There will be mandatory Zoom training sessions to help you to be confident with your role. You will receive all the necessary information and resources, as well as be able to experience and test the tasks involved in your role.

Please note that you should be available for at least one block during the EAS2021 conference, but you can volunteer for more.

What are the benefits?

  • If you volunteer for 6 or more blocks (i.e., at least 1 symposium, or 2 special sessions, etc), you can apply for free registration to the virtual meeting (fee waiver)
  • You can choose sessions of your personal interest (first come, first served)
  • You will acquire expertise in running a virtual and sustainable science meeting (one of the first big virtual meetings in astronomy!)


If you are interested to volunteer, please fill this form.

For more information, feel free to contact Alexandra Schouten-Voskamp.