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Posters Chair


The SIGGRAPH Posters Chair is responsible for the planning, selection process, and presentation of the Posters Program at the conference. This program includes work that is still being completed and student research. The Posters Chair works closely with the Conference Chair, the Conference Event Director, volunteers, and contractors to produce an interesting and provocative program. 

Recommended Qualifications

  • Team player who works well with others 
  • Deadline-driven; able to organize and respond quickly 
  • Able to devote the necessary time 
  • Active in the computer graphics field/community 
  • Attendee to SIGGRAPH technical sessions for several years 
  • Abreast of current and near-horizon hot topics in computer graphics and interactive techniques 
  • Familiar with highly qualified technical reviewer community 
  • Strong organizational skills 

Specific Responsibilities

The following list is a "high-level" view of the specific responsibilities associated with serving as a Posters Chair. The list is organized under general categories of responsibility. 


  • Participate in strategic planning for the SIGGRAPH Conference 
  • Create a strategic direction for the Posters program including technical focus, emphasis areas, and new initiatives 


  • Work with the General Submissions Chair to recruit and supervise a jury to implement the selection process 
  • Provide information to accepted presenters regarding formatting, timing, and requirements 
  • Work with contractors to ensure on-site presentation facilities are appropriate 
  • Manage the on-site presentation of Posters and timing of presentations 


  • Work with the Conference Chair and Event Director to prepare preliminary and final conference budgets for the Posters program 
  • Manage the Posters budget 


  • Develop the Posters section of the Call for Participation 
  • Assist the Program Coordinator in the collection of materials for the Conference Publiations and accompanying CD-ROM.


  • Report regularly to the Conference Chair and Event Director on the status of the Posters program 
  • Facilitate and participate in timely communication with the contributors to provide direction and solve problems 
  • Produce a final report by the wrapup meeting (October) describing the Posters program process, changes from previous years, and lessons learned 


  • Attend and participate in all required conference committees meetings 
  • Attend the Unified Jury meeting to assist in selecting a wide variety of content for the Posters Program