Have questions? Email edcon@americancircuseducators.org

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the 2024 American Circus Educators Conference in Dallas, Texas!

We welcome all circus educators and enthusiasts! The American Circus Educators Conference (ACE EdCon) serves as a meeting place for those active in all the diverse areas of circus education. If you teach circus, run a circus program, research circus, teach circus educators, or work with any type of circus education, you will find connections and inspiration at the 2024 ACE Educators Conference!

- Application Deadline: July 15th at 11.59pm Pacific Time. Application status notification by August 1st, 2024 at the latest.

- New and returning volunteers are all welcome!

- Volunteers will work scheduled shifts of 2-3 hours over the course of the event (October 18-20, approximately 9am-6pm CST), and are required to attend a mandatory orientation/training beforehand.

- Volunteers must be ages 18+. We prioritize volunteers ages 18-26 in order to support emerging circus educators as they develop their networks, but ages 18+ are welcome to apply.

- Volunteers must be AYCO/ACE Members and must attend the conference, as EdCon is by and for the community! If you're not a member yet, you can sign up here. We'd love to have you!

- Confirmed volunteers will be offered a conference pass at a discounted rate. Please do not purchase a conference pass until you hear back from us. Unless you would like to forego the discount. Presenters who are accepted will be given a special discount code to register with - please wait to register until you know if you’ve been accepted as processing refunds is a lot of extra work.

- By filling out this application you agree to collaborate with AYCO/ACE to ensure organization standards.

AYCO/ACE is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse event, and would like to particularly invite BIPOC folks and those who hold other marginalized identities who might not otherwise have access to the festival to apply.

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* 1. Contact:

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About the Session

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* 2. Why do you want to be a volunteer at EdCon?

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* 3. Are you comfortable with any of the following: (select all that apply)

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* 4. By checking this box I agree that I understand the duties and requirements of being a volunteer and that I am able to fulfill all said duties.

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* 5. Volunteer Schedule:
We will spread out volunteer hours over the weekend so volunteers can take part in workshops as well, please check ALL days you are available. If you’d like to volunteer and not participate in workshops, please note that in the comments.

About the Presenter

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* 6. Presenters must be individual ACE members. Are you an ACE member?

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* 7. Have you volunteered at AYCOFest or EdCon before?

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* 8. If I am selected as a volunteer, I will give my permission for AYCO/ACE to conduct a criminal and sexual offender record check.

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* 9. Anything else you’d like to share about yourself? (social media info, special certifications, other life experiences, etc.)