ACM SIGGRAPH Overview
In the span of a little more than 30 years, ACM SIGGRAPH has grown from a handful of computer graphics enthusiasts to a diverse group of researchers, artists, developers, filmmakers, scientists, and other professionals who share an interest in computer graphics and interactive techniques. Our community values excellence, passion, integrity, volunteerism, and cross-disciplinary interaction. We sponsor not only the annual SIGGRAPH conference, but also focused symposia, chapters in cities throughout the world, awards, grants, educational resources, online resources, a public policy program, traveling art show, and the SIGGRAPH Video Review.Membership
The SIGGRAPH community depends on your support. Please help by joining ACM SIGGRAPH for $42 per year ($30 per year for students, $35 per year for Eurographics members). In recognition of their support, members receive the Computer Graphics quarterly, discounted registrations for the annual conference and all other ACM SIGGRAPH-sponsored programs, and access to the archive of SIGGRAPH Proceedings in the ACM Digital Library. For more details on membership or to join online, visit www.siggraph.org and select Membership.ACM
ACM SIGGRAPH's parent organization is the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the worlds first and largest computing society. ACM serves as an umbrella organization for information-technology professionals, and ACM SIGGRAPH members may also join ACM. Benefits of adding ACM membership include discounts on cutting-edge magazines, journals, books, and conferences. ACM members may also subscribe to the Digital Library, which contains the archive of ACM-related publications. Computer graphics professionals who join both ACM and ACM SIGGRAPH are eligible for discounted subscriptions to ACM Transactions on Graphics and the Journal of Graphics Tools. For more information, see: www.acm.orgAnnual SIGGRAPH Conference
The annual SIGGRAPH Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques is our biggest and most visible activity. We are proud that it is regarded as the premier technology conference in the world. Here is more information on the annual conference and the Conference Advisory Group.Professional & Student Chapters
Chapters of ACM SIGGRAPH exist in 50 cities in 20 countries around the world. They form an international multi-cultural network of people who develop, share, continue, and extend the work and achievements presented at the annual conference. Chapter members include those involved in research, development, education, art, gaming, visualization, and entertainment, just to name a few. Student chapters have been chartered in 10 schools. These groups host activities on their campuses that highlight computer graphics and interactive techniques. For more information about the ACM SIGGRAPH network of chapters, or if you would like to start a Professional or Student Chapter, visit: www.siggraph.org/chaptersEducation Program
ACM SIGGRAPH supports both computer graphics education and the use of computer graphics in education with curriculum studies, a Web site for educators, and other educational projects. The ACM SIGGRAPH Education booth features SPACE (a juried exhibition of student animations and posters, and a display of student slides submitted by faculty from around the world) and SPICE, a juried exhibition of student Web-based projects. For more information, see: www.siggraph.org/educationSymposia
ACM SIGGRAPH helps organize and sponsor focused conferences, workshops, and other symposia around the world on topics related to computer graphics and interactive techniques. These gatherings enable groups with specific interests to get together and exchange information. To see the list of symposia visit: www.siggraph.org/symposia.Awards
ACM SIGGRAPH awards the prestigious Steven A. Coons award for lifetime achievement, the Computer Graphics Achievement Award for notable achievements, the Outstanding Service Award for extraordinary service to ACM SIGGRAPH by a volunteer, and the Significant New Researcher, for new contributors to our field. For a list of past award recipients, visit: www.siggraph.org/awardsPublications
ACM SIGGRAPHs publications provide the worlds leading forums for computer graphics research. Our conference series provides the largest source of citations in the computer graphics literature. The Computer Graphics quarterly provides articles on current topics in computer graphics and personal viewpoints on the evolving fields that make up our community. Publications are available to ACM SIGGRAPH members for substantial discounts, see: www.siggraph.org/publicationsSIGGRAPH Video Review
SIGGRAPH Video Review is the worlds most widely circulated video-based publication. Over 140 programs document the annual SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival, providing an unequalled opportunity to study state-of-the-art computer graphics techniques, theory, and applications. Issues available on DVD and VHS tape in NTSC and PAL standards. Visit the SIGGRAPH Video Review booth at the SIGGRAPH 2002 Store or see: www.siggraph.org/publications/video-review/SVR.htmlVolunteers!
All of the programs developed by ACM SIGGRAPH rely heavily on volunteer support. As a member, you are eligible to serve in some of ACM SIGGRAPHs most visible positions, including leading a professional chapter, chairing the annual conference, or serving on the ACM SIGGRAPH Executive Committee. Visit the ACM SIGGRAPH Booth. Attend the ACM SIGGRAPH Forum or Get Involved session. For more information, see: www.siggraph.org/volunteeringComputer Graphics Pioneers
While the Computer Graphics Pioneers are not an official part of ACM SIGGRAPH, it's members are a part of our community and there are many cooperative ventures between ACM SIGGRAPH and the Pioneers.
There are two basic requirements to be a Computer Graphics Pioneer.
- Have twenty (20) years of experience in some aspect of computer graphics and/or interactive techniques. It's not just for technical types; sales people and company presidents definitely count. Just knowing someone with twenty years experience doesn't.
- Pay the $40.00 (U.S.) membership fee. This money gets you in to the annual dinner at no charge, a bargain at twice the price. And you can also be a Computer Graphics Pioneer who can wear a PIONEER ribbon before, during, and after the conference.