2002 was awesome! It had everything we had hoped we could present and
it had to be up there as one of the smoothest running conferences in
history. This is no small feat considering it was the first really technical
conference that the HBGCC staff had worked on. The job done by everyone
on the SIGGRAPH 2002 committee has set a standard on how you put together
a conference. Congratulations to all of us.
everything ran so smoothly, I got to spend a lot of my week talking
to those who were there. I tried to get a good cross sample of people
so I spoke with attendees, contributors, and exhibitors. I asked all
of them what they thought of the conference and what they thought of
San Antonio. The resounding reply that I received is that the conference
had some of the best material seen in years and, although it was a little
warm, almost everyone thought San Antonio was a wonderful city for a
conference. Personally, I didn't quite understand the comments about
it being too warm but then again, I had to travel north to get to San
has truly been a wonderful adventure working with the S2002 committee
that goes back to our first meeting as a group in January 2001. We met
in San Antonio and spent the weekend trying to figure out what S2002
was going to be. After that first meeting, I received the comment that
by the end of the weekend, the S2002 committee was functioning on a
group level that you normally don't see until it has been together for
a considerably longer time. From there we continued to get better, tackling
each obstacle as it popped up, working together to help everyone achieve
the vision of each program chair. Great job everyone!
I look forward to seeing everyone again in Melbourne.
San Antonio Factoid: San Antonio
was the host city to the 29th International Conference on Computer Graphics
and Interactive Techniques.