We ask that you show up on time for the role you have selected, and if you unable to do so, to contact the volunteer coordinator at the earliest opportunity. Volunteers should be able to answer general questions from attendees, and if not they can refer the question and participant to either the volunteer coordinator or other available coordinator. Volunteers (like participants) are expected to abide by the Code of Conduct. Specific volunteer roles are asked to show up prior to the start of the conference, roles that require this are detailed in line below.


Speaker Wrangler - As a speaker wrangler you will be responsible for making sure that a speaker is properly set up for their presentation, get them on and off stage and give timing cues to the speakers during the presentation to ensure they don’t go over. You will also announce the talk but typically, the speakers will introduce themselves. We also ask that you thank sponsors during any announcements (sheets will be given out with suggested scripts). We ask that you commit to wrangling speakers for 2 talks preferably consecutively, although you may do more if you wish. Wranglers will be needed for all tracks.

Registration Desk - Working at the registration desk you will be responsible for checking attendees registration on a list, giving out badges, bags and potentially answering general information questions. The bulk of registration happens in the AM. There are 4 shifts to registration, and we do not expect volunteers to work 4 straight shifts. (more details on registration shifts will be forthcoming) Registration desk volunteers will be able to watch the keynote, as registration is shut down during this time.

Workshop Support - Workshop support people will be responsible for helping set up and tear down each workshop, as well as providing help requested by workshop runners during the workshop. Each workshop will need 2 support people.

Floating Volunteer - Not sure what you want do do? Want to do all the things? You can elect to be a floating volunteer, and will be assigned roles on an as needed basis by the volunteer coordinator, or other BSidesChicago staff.