The Computer Graphics Pioneers is a networking, mentorship, advisory, and philanthropic organization.
We gather yearly at a reception during the ACM SIGGRAPH conference to meet old friends, make new ones, enjoy food and drinks, and listen to a distinguished speaker from the computer graphics community. The reception is typically on Tuesday evening of SIGGRAPH week from 6-9pm.
In 2003 we started the Spend a Week at SIGGRAPH Student Program (link below), in conjunction with the ACM SIGGRAPH education committee, to bring high school sophomores and juniors to SIGGRAPH for a week. Computer Graphics Pioneers act as on-site mentors for each student. This program has been enormously successful! Please see letters (links below) from the students that describe their impressions of the conference. Spend a Week at SIGGRAPH is funded and run entirely by the Pioneers. If you are interested in becoming a student mentor or if you want to give financial support to this worthwhile effort, please send email to Dave Kasik (email@example.com).
The Pioneers are passionate advocates of computer graphics and interactive techniques. We share our opinions with the ACM SIGGRAPH Executive Council and Conference Committees to help shape our future direction.