SIGGRAPH 96
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SIGGRAPH 96 Fact Sheet


Conference
4-9 August 1996

Exhibition
6-8 August 1996

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
New Orleans, Louisiana USA


SIGGRAPH 96 Conference Chair
John M. Fujii
Advanced Graphics Software Engineer
Hewlett-Packard Company

Attendance
28,500

Exhibitors
321 in a record-breaking 157,800 net square feet

SIGGRAPH 96 Programs
Courses, Papers, Panels, Technical Sketches and Posters, Educators Program, Computer Animation Festival (Electronic Theater and Festival Screening Rooms), The Bridge: SIGGRAPH 96 Art Show, Applications, Digital Bayou (Interactive Program), Animator Sketches, Artist/Designer Sketches, Special Session, Behind the Scenes, Fundamentals Seminar, and Keynote Address.

Registration information:
SIGGRAPH 96 Conference Management
Smith, Bucklin & Associates, Inc.
401 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611 USA
+1.312.321.6830
+1.312.321.6876 fax
siggraph96@siggraph.org

Media information:
Steve Koppel
SIGGRAPH 96 Media Relations
Smith, Bucklin & Associates, Inc.
401 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611 USA
+1.312.644.6610
+1.312.245.1083 fax
koppel@siggraph.org

Exhibition information:
SIGGRAPH 96 Exhibition Management
Hall-Erickson, Inc.
150 Burlington Avenue
Clarendon Hills, Illinois, 60514 USA
+1.708.850.7779
+1.708.850.7843 fax
halleric@siggraph.org

Papers
The annual international forum for intellectual achievement at the leading edge of computer graphics.

Technical Sketches and Posters
Works in progress, modest results, fresh ideas, interesting questions, and blue-sky speculations that just might define the next wave of research.

Panels
Presentations, debate, and audience questions on the past, present, and future of computer graphics technologies.

Courses
Lectures, demonstrations, and seminars on every aspect of the field, from basic principles to multi-dimensional mathematics.

Applications
How digital technologies solve problems and exploit opportunities in engineering, business, science, medicine, education, and the arts.

Digital Bayou
The hottest, coolest, most provocative, and most entertaining interactive systems, 3D worlds, online graphical societies, and networked environments.

The Bridge: SIGGRAPH 96 Art Show
Computer-enhanced 2D and 3D works, interactive installations, and performances in a collaborative exhibit presented by SIGGRAPH 96 and the New Orleans Contemporary Arts Center.

Artist/Designer Sketches
Works in progress, creative experiments, performance pieces, and digital approaches to new aesthetic issues.

Computer Animation Festival
The world's most accomplished digital artists in the year's best computer-generated animations, video, and film.

Animator Sketches
Obscure and/or unfinished works, creative problems and possible solutions, out-takes and bloopers, and visionary manifestos on the future of computer animation.

Educators Program
How computer graphics and interactive techniques are used and taught at all educational levels, from pre-school through post-graduate training.

The Exhibition
More than 250 exhibitors displaying, explaining, and demonstrating every significant product and service in the computer graphics industry.

Startup Park
Emerging suppliers of the latest products and services.

Fundamentals Seminar
How to live, breathe, and speak computer graphics, in one easy lesson.

Keynote Address/Award
Douglas Adams on the future, and presentation of the 1996 Computer Graphics Achievement Award to Marc Levoy for his pioneering work in volume rendering, a technique for displaying sampled data without first creating an intermediate surface representation.

Special Session
A prestigious panel on the amazing history of computer graphics and its possible future.

Behind the Scenes
The SIGGRAPH 96 Computer Animation Festival Committee on how material was chosen for this year's Festival Screening Rooms and Electronic Theater.

Receptions
Social events in unique New Orleans locations, where SIGGRAPH 96 attendees exchanged introductions and insights, revisited SIGGRAPH rumors and legends, and sampled the legendary local cuisine.

Special Interest Groups and Birds of a Feather
Meetings, discussions, and conversations organized by attendees who share interests and expertise.

Career Center
Employers looking for skills and expertise looking for employment.


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