Volunteer waiver

Last updated: July 2019

Web Summit requires all members of our team (including all staff, contractors and volunteers) to observe high standards of integrity and honesty, and to act with care, diligence and fairness in all our business and social activities. All our interactions with speakers, media, attendees and wider society should be conducted in an ethical and proper manner. This applies to all full and part-time Web Summit employees and other temporary staff worldwide. To that end, we reserve the right to eject anyone from our events in any instance where we feel these standards and expectations of behaviour have not been met.

By reading and accepting the following terms and conditions, you are eligible to take part in the volunteer programme at Web Summit:

1. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.

2. Volunteers must complete the online briefing modules and any additional training that is assigned to them by Web Summit ahead of their scheduled shifts.

3. Volunteers must agree to complete all shifts that are assigned to them in a professional and courteous manner. In exchange, volunteers will receive a ‘perk’. This perk can include access to the event for one full day, access to Night Summit and access to talks. Volunteers who have supported at previous events will have access to extra perks.

4. Web Summit reserves the right to remove credentials from a volunteer who behaving in a disruptive manner or is not fulfilling their duties. Additionally, Web Summit reserves the right to charge the price of a full day ticket to those volunteers who make use of their perk but do not fulfil shifts assigned to them.

5. Web Summit reserves the right to conduct background checks on any volunteer who is attending the conference to comply with security requirements.

6. During the course of your shifts at Web Summit, you may be required to use particular hardware or devices. If you are assigned certain hardware, you are responsible for it. If you lose or damage the hardware, Web Summit reserve the right to seek reimbursement from you for it.

7. Volunteers are required to inform Web Summit, in advance, of any pre existing health conditions. This ensures that we can provide the best volunteering experience for all volunteers.

8. Volunteers grant unto Web Summit all right, title, and interest in any and all photographic images and video or audio recordings that are made by Web Summit during my work with the conference, including, but not limited to, any royalties, proceeds, or other benefits that are derived from such photographs or recordings.

9. In the course of volunteering at a Web Summit event, volunteers may be exposed to confidential or sensitive information and are required to keep this information confidential.

10. Volunteers must consult with their volunteer manager before consenting to an interview if they have been approached by media.

11. Volunteers will avoid situations where there is a conflict of interest and refrain from actions that may be perceived as such. This is inclusive of networking with other attendees while completing volunteer duties.

12. Volunteers understand that volunteering may involve some risk or injury to themselves or others during the course of their duty. In the very unlikely instance injury or damage are incurred, the volunteer recognises that Web Summit is not liable.

Failure of a volunteer to adhere to the above terms and conditions will result in accreditation being removed.