April 14, 2004
Dena Slothower(SIGGRAPH 2004 Chair)
Review of the SIGGRAPH 2004 final budget
Dena Slothower presented the budget and highlighted modifications
Motion (Owen, Enger) ACM SIGGRAPH Executive Committee approve
the final SIGGRAPH 2004 budget with a 5% positive or negative
Additional clarification on variance percentage was requested.
Who set the 2% and where does the proposition of 5% come from? It is
a reasonable compromise between the ACM SIGGRAPH Executive Committee
Requirement and the ACM policy requirements .
Thanks were given to Dena Slothower for all the documentation
provided. It was quite thorough and detailed, and she was thanked
for all her hard work in getting the budget to this point.
SIGGRAPH 2006 site selection
Boston is proposed as the site for 2006. Boston is a slightly
more expensive city than New Orleans. However, recommendations from
the promo group and exhibits management indicate that Boston has a
strong draw for increased revenue in exhibits and registrations due
to the local technical community and industry.
Motion (Owen, Case) That the ACM SIGGRAPH EC conditionally
approve Boston as the site for the S2006 conference contingent upon
successful negotiations with the host city.
Traveling Art Show (TAS) proposal.
Huguette Chesnais has announced that she will step down as TAS
Chair on June 30, 2004. Because most venues that hosted the TAS were
chapters, chapters would like to appoint Lina Yamaguchi as TAS
Chair, and. Lina will accept the position if offered. The TAS Chair
would then be a member of the chapters committee and report to the
Director for Chapters to expand the program using the chapters as a
base. She will step down from her position as paid support for TAS
administration. She will then need to decide with the Director for
Chapters if paid support is still required. Right now the TAS budget
is the Vice Presidentís responsibility. A proposal was made to move
this budget to the Director for Chaptersí budget.
Resolution (Frey, Helfer) ACM SIGGRAPH EC supports moving the
TAS program and its accompanying responsibilities from the Vice
Presidentís area of oversight to fall under the oversight of the
Director for Chapters.
Change of term proposal presented by Thierry Frey.
It was proposed to change the official term of Executive
Committee offices from July 1st to 2 or 3 weeks post
conference. Some concerns were expressed by members of the group,
and these issues were discussed. Concerns were regarding the
nominations issues and a potential conflict of interest. There was
consensus that this proposal was a good idea.
Motion (Frey, Baylis) Accept the proposal and move forward
with a task force to deal with a transition plan and submit the
bylaws change during the 2005 election cycle..
Chapters request to sell merchandise
There was a request for chapters to be able to purchase and
re-sell conference materials at chapter functions. This request is
for publications, specifically the SIGGRAPH Video Review DVD and the
conference DVD Soma presentations, not merchandise like t-shirts or
hats. Discussion followed as to whether this is a member benefit and
this proposal would undermine the membership price. Erica Johnson
raised concerns about issues regarding re-sale of ACM merchandise
and the potential tax implications. According to current policy, a
member can purchase multiple items for themselves. Thierry Frey
withdrew the proposal from this discussion and will work with the
member benefits task force to see how something of this nature might
fit in with that total package.
Executive Committee budget
Tony Baylis gave an update on the budget, and he plans to have
the issues resolved next week
The next conference call is scheduled for May 12