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Quills Volunteer Sign Up

The Quills Conference will be held August 10-13th at the University Marriot at Research Park in Salt Lake City

We need amazing people to make the Quills Conference run smoothly. If you are interested, please read this page before applying.

For questions regarding volunteering for The Quills Confefence

please contact Scott at Volunteers@leagueofutahwriters.org

Apply to volunteer at
The Quills Conference
Preferred Method of Contact
Have you volunteered with the League of Utah Writers before
Volunteer Training dates -You must choose at least one. Trainings held at the SLC University Marriott
What days/times are you able to volunteer? (Check all that apply)
What type of volunteering would you like to do? (Check all that apply.)

Thank you! We’ll be in touch.

PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRELY AND CAREFULLY AS VOLUNTEER GUIDELINES HAVE CHANGED!

Thank you for being interested in volunteering with this year's League of Utah Writers Quills Conference. We will need volunteers for both the in-person conference at the University Marriott (480 Wakara Way, SLC, UT) and the virtual component of the conference (pitches, social rooms, and live streaming) from August 10-13, 2023.

TYPES OF VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:
We will need the following types of volunteers (please specify your preferences and experience in the sign-up form):

 

  • Timekeepers (in classes, for pitches, and critiques)

  • Registration and Information (we will need 1-2 volunteers at the registration desk to answer questions and provide information throughout the conference)

  • Pitches (both help attendees get registered at the pitch desk and assist agents/editors and attendees getting to and from their appointments, keeping time for each block of pitch appointments.)

  • Tech Crew: volunteers who are experienced and comfortable helping with A/V needs (mostly making sure projectors and sound works), as well as live-stream classes, panels, and keynotes. (We will have specific tech crew trainings for this.)


  • - Help with setup/take down and runners (for whatever needs doing)


  • - Handlers to chauffeur and assist VIP guests as needed


COMMUNICATION:
For any volunteering questions before the event, email Scott Bryan at volunteers@leagueofutahwriters.org During the conference, we will utilize Discord to coordinate needs in real time. Watch your confirmation email for the Discord invite and join ASAP.

VOLUNTEER PERKS:

Working for a total of twelve hours over the course of the four-day Quills event will earn you a basic ticket that will allow you to attend classes when you are not working.  We can be flexible in scheduling the times you volunteer at the conference so you get the best of both worlds.

 

Volunteers will have access to a junior suite during the day, which will be used as the hub for all volunteers. The room will be secure, so you can leave your stuff there. There will be a small fridge/freezer and microwave for your use. If you want to stay in the room overnight, there will be an option to room-share for $40/night. Space is limited. Just be aware that this space will be shared with all volunteers during the day.


VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION:
Because this is a hybrid conference, you are REQUIRED TO ATTEND ONE volunteer training. You can choose which day you want to attend: on July 8th, July 15th, July 22nd, or July 29th, 2023 from 3-5pm.

Quills is a hybrid event. For the safety of all speakers and attendees, we highly recommend COVID vaccinations and antigen testing before attending in person. Masks are also strongly recommended.

If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms, or you've been exposed to anyone with a respiratory illness, we ask that you attend virtually.


Have any questions? Please email Scott Bryan at volunteers@leagueofutahwriters.org

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN VOLUNTEERING WITH THE 2023 QUILLS CONFERENCE. YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL CONFIRMING YOU AS A VOLUNTEER BY JULY 1st.

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