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ACM SIGGRAPH, the world's premiere professional association for computer graphics and interactive techniques, is a volunteer run organization. The ACM SIGGRAPH Executive Committee (EC) sets the policy issues for the organization, and acts as its overall governing body. There are three different volunteer positions currently up for the 2006 election by our membership to the ACM SIGGRAPH Executive Committee. The ACM SIGGRAPH Nominating Committee is seeking exceptional individuals interested in participating in these leadership opportunities: Treasurer, Director for Education, and Director at Large.
SIGGRAPH 2005, the 32nd conference on computer graphics and interactive techniques, attracted 29,122 artists, research scientists, developers, and academics from 81 countries to Los Angeles this week.
The SIGGRAPH 2005 Conference Presentations DVD-ROM set is now available for purchase. Over 250 hours of content was recorded at this year's conference and is being made available on a 7 disc DVD-ROM set. This set will include over 400 speaker presentations fully synchronized with accompanying presentation materials including slides, videos and live demos.
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We have had two wonderful SIGGRAPH Conferences in New Orleans, SIGGRAPH 96 and 2000. This great city now needs our help. We call on people from around the world who attended these Conferences and enjoyed the city to help New Orleans now.
The slate for the 2006 ACM SIGGRAPH Executive Committee has now been announced.
The ACM SIGGRAPH Annual Report has been published. Read about our activities last year.
Congratulations to members of the ACM SIGGRAPH Community who received 2005 Scientific and Technical Awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Scientific and Technical Awards are given for devices, methods, formulas, discoveries or inventions of special and outstanding value to the arts and sciences of motion pictures that also have a proven history of use in the motion picture industry.
ACM SIGGRAPH and Eurographics are pleased to announce that there will be another computer graphics education workshop this summer, held in conjunction with the Eurographics 06 conference in Vienna and its conference education programme.
ACM SIGGRAPH Has formed a Digital Arts Committee to coordinate efforts in this area.
The ACM SIGGRAPH 2006 election results are in. Jeff Jortner was elected Treasurer, Rick Barry was elected Director for Education and Jim Kilmer was elected Director at Large. New offices begin on July 1, 2006. We appreciate the commitment to ACM SIGGRAPH that all the candidates made in accepting the nominations. We are sure that such outstanding volunteers will have many other opportunities to serve within ACM SIGGRAPH, and we look forward to continuing to work with all the candidates.
Bill Kovacs, who co-founded Wavefront Technologies, earned a 1997 Academy Award for science and engineering innovations and who worked as a programmer on TRON, passed away last Tuesday at his home in Camarillo, California. Kovacs, who was 56, died of a stroke in his sleep brought on by a cerebral hemorrhage.
The ACM SIGGRAPH Conference Advisory Group (CAG) is inviting companies to submit a proposal to act as the official Information System Design and Maintenance Services Contractor for the SIGGRAPH 2008, SIGGRAPH 2009 and SIGGRAPH 2010 conferences.
ACM SIGGRAPH is sponsoring the first ever two-day video game symposium on 29 July and 30 July in 2006, co-located with SIGGRAPH 06 in Boston, MA, USA. The symposium will consist of keynotes, panels and papers. In addition, a "Hot Games" session will preview unreleased titles from major game companies and indie developers. The Sandbox program has just been announced with keynotes by Greg Costikyan of Manifesto Games and Ian Shaw from E.A. UK.
We are looking for exceptional volunteers to run for positions on the ACM SIGGRAPH executive committee.
We'd like to you to tell us what you want from ACM SIGGRAPH, so we've put together a survey. Your input will have a direct impact on the services and programs ACM SIGGRAPH strives to provide to our technical, creative, and academic communities. To show our gratitude, we will be rewarding a free Full Conference Pass for SIGGRAPH 2007 to one lucky participant, chosen at random.
The ACM SIGGRAPH 2006 Education Committee catalog is now available for downloading. This annual report is an overview of the Education Committee's programs and activities for 2005/2006.
The SIGGRAPH 2006 Reporters will bring you the latest from Boston all week!
The Annual Report for FY 2006 has been published.
The ACM SIGGRAPH 2006 Full Conference DVD-ROM publication has been mailed to all SIGGRAPH 2006 'Full Conference' registrants. Packages for delivery in the US were sent out on August 11th and 14th, and packages for delivery outside the US were sent out on August 16th.