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ACM SIGGRAPH News

21
Jul
2013
SIGGRAPH 2013: Day 1

This year is SIGGRAPH’s 40th anniversary, and things kicked off with a rush to Registration at 8am. Attendees picked up their badges and merchandise before heading off to see the conference. Many made their way to “The Making of Pixar’s ‘The Blue Umbrella’”, while others attended the all-day Business Symposium where studio leaders and executives came together for networking and inspiration.

Noon saw the opening of the Art Gallery, Studio and Emerging Technologies, which feature many interactive exhibits. Be sure to stop in and check them out. 

9
Jul
2013
Ramesh Raskar to Speak at CG Pioneers Group Annual Reception

On Tuesday July 23, the SIGGRAPH Pioneers Group will hold its annual conference reception at the Hilton Hotel in Anaheim. This year's speaker will be Ramesh Raskar of MIT, who recently stunned the graphics community with his presentation of the trillion FPS camera.

8
Jul
2013
Screenshot from the SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival Trailer
Computer Animation Festival Preview Released

Showing Monday through Thursday (July 22 to July 25), the SIGGRAPH 2013 Computer Animation Festival showcases an eclectic mix of the finest work in computer graphics from the last 12 months. The Computer Animation Festival is recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as a qualifying festival. Since 1999, several works originally presented in the Computer Animation Festival have been nominated for or have received a “Best Animated Short” Academy Award.

Check out the trailer for 2013:

28
Jun
2013
SIGGRAPH Partners with AMPAS for Special Keynote Session

SIGGRAPH 2013 and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are partnering for a special keynote session--The Marc Davis Lecture Series: Giants' First Steps. Eight distinguished animation film directors share their experiences along complex paths to filmmaking success. This series was established to provide a forum for film experts to explore the challenges of creating animation for feature films. Read more 

28
Jun
2013
SIGGRAPH 2013 Sneak Preview

Take a sneak preview at some additional outstanding content in store for you at SIGGRAPH 2013.

Emerging Technologies Video Preview

Explore the Studio

Research Posters & Authors

28
Jun
2013
ACM SIGGRAPH Announces Award Recipients for 2013

ACM SIGGRAPH is proud to announce the award recipients for 2013. The awards will be presented at SIGGRAPH on Monday, July 22, at 10:45 am, just prior to the Keynote session. Award recipients will each give a talk that Monday afternoon, beginning at 2:00 pm.

20
Jun
2013
Toronto ACM SIGGRAPH Website
Toronto ACM SIGGRAPH Website Launch Event

The Toronto ACM SIGGRAPH Professional Chapter has recently launched a new website, http://toronto.siggraph.org

In celebration of the unveiling of their new site, the chapter is hosting an animation-packed event on June 25 at The Royal Theatre in Toronto.

19
Jun
2013
2013 ACM SIGGRAPH Election Results

The ACM SIGGRAPH Executive Committee (EC) is pleased to announce the results of the 2013 election.Thank you to all the candidates who participated in the election and congratulations to the winners.

Elected for a 2nd Term

Director-at-Large: Jacki Morie

Director-at-Large: James O'Brien

 

Elected for a 1st Term

Director-at-Large: Ramesh Raskar

19
Jun
2013
SIGGRAPH 2016 Conference Chair Applicants Sought

SIGGRAPH is seeking applications for the SIGGRAPH 2016 Conference Chair position. This person leads and inspires a highly energized, multi-talented, and deeply committed team of volunteers and professional service contractors to create, plan, and produce every aspect of the conference and exhibition.

19
Jun
2013
Executive Committee Positions Open

Candidates are sought for the following positions on the ACM SIGGRAPH Executive Committee: President, Vice-President, and Director at Large.]

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