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Why volunteer?

As a Presider, you not only help execute one of the largest veterinary conferences in America, but you also will:


Are you a student?

The OVMA has set aside additional students-only volunteer opportunities. Visit the student volunteer page to learn more.



Find answers to common questions about presiding in the Volunteering FAQs.

If you need help or have a question about these opportunities, please contact the OVMA at 800.662.6862 or volunteer@mvcinfo.org.










Volunteer Opportunities

Would you like to be more involved in the Midwest Veterinary Conference? Are you looking for an opportunity to connect with experts in your field, or a chance to impact the future of veterinary medicine? If so, the MVC has a variety of volunteer opportunities you can take advantage of.


Connection Corner: Student/DVM Networking Event

Give back to the future of veterinary medicine! The OVMA is seeking DVM Members from all disciplines of veterinary medicine to participate in the second annual Connection Corner: Student Networking Event on Friday, Feb. 22. Enjoy a complimentary lunch with veterinary students, followed by an hour of power networking, during which you can answer questions, discuss available internship or employment opportunities, and be a part of a valuable connection for students entering the veterinary profession.

How to Participate: DVM volunteers are encouraged to bring plenty of business cards, information on their practice, internship and employment opportunities, and any other materials that would introduce students to life as a veterinarian.


Volunteer as Session Presider

Session Presiders

A Session Presider serves as an "ambassador" to one or more Speakers. Presiders introduce the speakers of their selected sessions using an introduction prepared by the MVC staff and, in the event of a problem, assist in locating appropriate staff to resolve A/V equipment or room issues.

Want to become a presider? Volunteering is quick and easy! Read the following instructions before you get started, then click the red VOLUNTEER NOW! button to begin.

Note: Presider sign-up will look very similar to regular MVC registration. Registering to preside in MVC 2013 sessions DOES NOT register you for the Conference.

1. Click the red button above to go to the volunteer opportunities sign-up page, then click on “Register for this Event.”

2. If you have used our registration system before, enter the e-mail address you provided us and your password to log in. If you have not registered with the OVMA in the past, click on “New Visitor Registration" and follow the prompts to set up your account.

3. On the "Select Registration Fee" page, “Presider” with a $0.00 registration fee will be selected by default. Click “Next."

4. On the next page, check to make sure your name appears correctly. Then click "Next."

5. Search and select desired sessions in which you would like to preside. To search for specific session codes, enter the session number in the "Name" or "Keyword" field. NOTE: If you cannot select a box, this means that the session already has a presider. Once you have made all your selections, you may click on "My Agenda" to confirm or delete your entries. Once you are satisfied with your selected sessions, click “Next."

6. On the next page, click “Register Now" to complete your presider registration.

You will be sent a confirmation e-mail stating which sessions you have signed up to preside. If you would like to make any changes after registering, simply log in and go to "My Events" (located under "My Profile" in the left sidebar). Find "MVC 2013 Session Presiders" and click "Add Sessions" to select any additional sessions you would like to preside over.