June 24, 2004
The meeting was led by Barb Helfer, ACM SIGGRAPH Vice President
Motion (Brown, Spencer) To approve the minutes of the January
Executive Committee meeting, the minutes of the February Executive
Committee meeting, and the minutes of the May Executive Committee
SIGGRAPH Video Reviews DVD
Stephen Spencer reported on the process for the contract to
produce the SIGGRAPH Video Review (SVR) DVD. Toshiba was approved by
an Executive Committee email vote to receive the contract to produce
Graphite 2004 and VRCAI 2004
Barb Helfer reported on the conferences (Graphite and Virtual
Reality Continuum and its Applications in Industry) held June 16-18
in Singapore. Excellent, thought-provoking keynote talks were given
by James Foley, José Encarnação, and Jacki Morie. There were 260
participants with an excellent and interesting program, and high
quality proceedings. The facilities at Nanyang Technological
University were excellent, and there was good student participation.
The hard work by YT Lee, Yiyu Cai, and the other local organizers is
greatly appreciated. A full report will be written.
All Executive Committee members are expected to sign up for at
least four hours at the ACM SIGGRAPH booth at SIGGRAPH 2004.
Activities at the Conference
Executive Committee members are encouraged to attend the
chapters' meeting for breakfast (8-9) and the session immediately
after breakfast to introduce yourselves to the chapters' members.
This meeting will be at the Wiltshire Grand Hotel.
The Education Committee also invites all Executive Committee
members to drop in during their meeting at the Checkers Hilton
Hotel.The Curriculum Workshop will be held in Boardroom 1 Hilton
Checkers, 8am-4:30pm, with Gary Bertoline and Cary Laxer leading.
The other two subgroups of Education Committee (Community Building
and Conference Activities)will meet in Salon A with portions of that
committee breaking out to do conference setup with Tony Longson and
There will be an Executive Committee meeting all day on Friday,
following the conference.
There is a delegation coming from Thailand that wants to meet
with production companies and schools during the week. Their
Minister of Technology is also coming, and they are interested in
animation and production regarding Thai culture. It was recommended
that they contact the LA Chapter.
Update on the Soma Conference DVD Production and Sales
There is a substantial financial risk on this product. We need to
sell 1500 copies to break even. A task force, led by Stephen
Spencer, was appointed to look into the DVD sales.
ACM Member Services Board
Thierry Frey has been appointed to the ACM Member Services Board
since ACM is interested in more feedback from chapters. ACM will now
be able to determine whether a person is a member of ACM, of one or
more SIGs, and/or a member of a chapter. ACM is also working on
myacm.org, a site to allow members to customize services.
Outgoing Executive Committee Members
This is the last Executive Committee meeting for EC members Jacki
Morie, Thierry Frey, and Gudrun Enger. They are thanked for their
work and service to ACM SIGGRAPH.