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PLDI 2021
Sun 20 - Sat 26 June 2021 PLDI

The PLDI 2021 Program for Student Volunteers gives full- or part-time university students from around the world the opportunity to attend and contribute to a premier forum for all areas of programming language research, including the design, implementation, theory, and efficient use of languages. You will be able to closely interact with researchers, mentors, and other students at PLDI 2021.


Applicants can be undergraduate, Master’s, PhD full- or part-time students, of computer science or related fields.


Applicants must be available for at least four (4) full days between the 20th and 25th of June and will be expected to provide 8-12 hours of volunteering work in that time. Volunteers will also be expected to be available for some amount of pre-conference discussion and training. Volunteers from all timezones are welcome. Priority is given to students who are co-authors of papers at PLDI or any co-located workshop, tutorials, etc.

About Volunteering

The skills, talents, and dedication of the Student Volunteers contribute to the overall quality of the conference. The Student Volunteer role this year will mainly involve working with the organizers to prepare for the conference by providing technical assistance to attendees, managing online Q&A and poster sessions, and supporting active communication in our online environment.


A Student Volunteer should:

  • Be enthusiastic and highly motivated, with strong interpersonal skills,
  • Be fluent in English, which is the language of the conference,
  • Be reliable, punctual and organized,
  • Be a self-starter.

Call for Participation: Student Volunteers

The applications and acceptations will be done in two-phase:

  • Early application deadline: March 28th, 2021.

  • Application deadline: April 24, 2021.

Applications submitted before March 28th, 2021 will be considered for the earlier acceptance notification date (in addition to the later date).

Acceptance Notification

All applications received by the deadline will be reviewed and volunteers selected will be notified on:

  • Early notification: April 5th, 2021
  • Final notifications: May 1st, 2021