I will be attending a computer science conference that is taking place in the United States in November and I have been accepted as a student volunteer. The conference will run for 6 days and I will not receive any financial compensation (other than having my registration fee waived).
Am I allowed to enter the US under the VWP scheme? The London US embassy website has both a "Conference" and a "Voluntary work" section, but I'm not 100% sure if either of them applies to me, because:
- Although I am attending the conference, I am also doing voluntary work, hence the "Conference" case may not apply to me and
- Although I will be a student volunteer and despite the fact that the conference organiser is ACM (which is a 501(c)(3) non-profit), having my admission fee waived may be considered remuneration.