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Attendee Services SIGGRAPH 2000
 


SIGGRAPH 2000 and the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center offer several services during the conference to make your week more enjoyable.
 

Airport Shuttle Desk
Hall G Lobby
+1.504.670.8905

Days   Hours
Saturday, 22 July 6 pm - 8 pm
Sunday, 23 July 11 am - 6 pm
Monday, 24 July 9 am - 5 pm
Tuesday, 25 July 9 am - 5 pm
Wednesday, 26 July 9 am - 5 pm
Thursday, 27 July 9 am - 5 pm
Friday, 28 July 9 - 11 am

A service desk is available to make airport shuttle reservations. Return reservations should be made at least one day prior to your departure.

Audio/Visual Services
Rooms 274
+1.504.670.4910

Days   Hours
Sunday, 23 July 7 am - 7 pm
Monday, 24 July 7 am - 7 pm
Tuesday, 25 July 7 am - 7 pm
Wednesday, 26 July 7 am - 7 pm
Thursday, 27 July 7 am - 7 pm
Friday, 28 July 7 am - 2 pm

Direct all questions about audio/visual needs to this office. For more information on audio/ visual services for speakers, see Speaker Prep Room (Rooms 275-277).

Automated Teller Machines (ATMs)
There are several ATM machines located throughout the lobbies of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

Baggage Check
Between Halls G and H

Banks/Currency Exchange
The closest bank and Currency Exchange to the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center is Bank One, +1.504.558.1164 and American Express Travel Service Office (Currency Exchange), +1.504.586.8201. Both offices are located at 201 St. Charles Avenue.

Bookstore
Hall D Lobby
 
Business Outreach Books (BOB) will setup and manage a bookstore specializing in CD Roms, software, and computer-related books. Books sold through BOB will be available to attendees at a 10% discount.
 
Days   Hours
Sunday, 23 July 11 am - 6 pm
Monday, 24 July 8 am - 6 pm
Tuesday, 25 July 8 am - 6 pm
Wednesday, 26 July 8 am - 6 pm
Thursday, 27 July 8 am - 6 pm
Friday, 28 July 8 - 6 am

Note: Bookstore returns will be accepted up to 30 days after the conference. All bookstore policies are those of Business Outreach Books and not SIGGRAPH 2000.

Child Care
Rooms 333-334
SIGGRAPH 2000 Kids Korner will provide age-appropriate activities for children from six months to 16 years of age at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. All Activity Center staff will be qualified, screened, and experienced employees who have completed an in-depth pre-convention training program. Program managers and other staff have also been certified in first aid and infant-and-child CPR. Infants, toddlers, and children of all ages will be provided with age-appropriate toys and games, arts and crafts projects, videos, and cartoons. Infants will be provided with cribs, pillows, and blankets.
 
SIGGRAPH 2000 Kids Korner services will be offered according to the following schedule:
 
Tuesday, 25 July 2000 8 am - 6 pm
Wednesday, 26 July 2000 8 am - 6 pm
Thursday, 27 July 2000 8 am - 6 pm

Rates for SIGGRAPH 2000 Kids Korner:
 
Each child will be charged a $10 non-refundable registration fee.
 
For set-up and tear-down days (Sunday, 23 July; Monday, 24 July; and Friday, 28 July), SIGGRAPH 2000 Kids Korner charges $6.00 an hour.
 
Tuesday, 25 July - Thursday, 27 July 2000:
 
Advance hourly rates for children who are registered on or before Friday, 21 July 2000:

  • $8.00 an hour for children over 30 months
  • $10.00 an hour for infants and toddlers under 30 months
  • $6.00 an hour for second and subsequent children over 30 months
  • $7.00 an hour for second and subsequent infants and toddlers under 30 months
Hourly rates for children who are registered at SIGGRAPH 2000 Kids Korner during the conference:
  • $9.00 an hour for children over 30 months
  • $11.00 an hour for infants and toddlers under 30 months
  • $7.00 an hour for second & subsequent children over 30 months
  • $8.00 an hour for second & subsequent infants and toddlers under 30 months
For additional information and to register:
 
Accent on Children's Arrangements, Inc.
938 Lafayette Street, Suite 201
New Orleans, Louisiana 70113 USA
+1.504.524.0118
+1.504.524.1229 fax
registration@accentoca.com

Conference Management Office
Rooms 240-242
+1.504.670.4810

If you have questions regarding SIGGRAPH 2000, call or stop by this office at anytime.

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
900 Convention Center Boulevard
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130 USA
+1.504.582.3023
www.mccno.com

Accessibility
+1.312.321.6830
The convention center is wheelchair accessible. It has no curbs, and there are elevators to the second- and third-floor levels. If you have special needs or requirements, please call conference management at:

Business Center
Between Halls E and F
(located outside Hall F at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center) A variety of services are offered by Rhino Business Center including: computer time rental, faxing services, and photocopying. The business center also sells office supplies and U.S. stamps.

Parking
The following parking lots are located near the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Contact them directly for rates and hours of operation.

Park One ( 6 am - 11 pm )
Convention Center Boulevard and Calliope
(Across from Halls H & J)
+1.504.558.9646

Ampco System Parking (24 hrs) Convention Center Boulevard.
And Diamond (Across from Hall C)
+1.504.566.1010

Exhibition Management Office
Hall F
+1.504.670.4820
If you have any questions regarding the SIGGRAPH 2000 Exhibition, call or visit a staff member here.

Exhibitor Registration
Hall H Lobby
+1.504.670.4820
Exhibitors should pick up their badges at the exhibitor registration counter, which is open during registration hours. See Registration.

First Aid Office
Hall E and H Lobby
Calling outside convention center: +1.504.582.3096
Calling within convention center: 1240

A nurse or paramedic is on duty at the first aid area.

Food Services
The Ernest N. Morial Convention Center operates several food concessions areas for the convenience of SIGGRAPH 2000 attendees:

Atrium Hall C
Caribe Grill Hall G
Itza Pizza Hall H
Leghorns Hall E
Wokery Hall H
World's Fair Hall F

Food carts and casual seating are also available throughout the convention center.

Housing/Airline Desk
Hall F Lobby
+1.504.670.4873
If you have questions about hotel accommodations or airline travel, stop by or call the Housing/Airline desk.

Information Desk
Hall E Lobby
For answers to your questions about SIGGRAPH 2000, stop by the information desk. The staff can provide information on conference programs and events and New Orleans-related questions.

International Resources
Hall G
+1.504.582.4838
In the International Center, members of the SIGGRAPH 2000 International Committee and a multi-lingual staff of student volunteers are available to help international attendees take full advantage of all the programs, events, and the Exhibition.

Internet Access Center
Hall G
This networked area in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center provides email access for all attendees.

Lost and Found/Security
+1.504.905.5571
After the conference, all items will be turned over to the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center security office. To inquire about lost items during and after the conference, call ENMCC security. Lost registration badges will be located in Special Assistance in Hall F.

Merchandise Pickup Center
Hall F
Full Conference and Conference Select registrants must pick up conference technical materials that are included with registration at SIGGRAPH 2000. Shipping services are available at SIGGRAPH 2000. Technical materials will not be shipped after the conference.

Merchandise Pickup Center Hours:
Hall F
 
Days   Hours
Saturday, 22 July 6 - 8 pm
Sunday, 23 July 11 am - 6 pm
Monday, 24 July 8 am - 5 pm
Tuesday, 25 July 8 am - 5 pm
Wednesday, 26 July 8 am - 5 pm
Thursday, 27 July 8 am - 5 pm
Friday, 28 July 8 - 11 am

Technical Material Sold After the Conference
SIGGRAPH 2000 Conference Proceedings, Conference Proceedings CD-ROM, Electronic Art & Animation Catalog, Electronic Art & Animation CD-ROM, Conference Abstracts & Applications, Conference Abstracts & Applications CD-ROM, Course Notes CD-ROM, and Video Reviews are available for sale after the conference.

To order, contact:
ACM Order Department
800.342.6626 (Continental US and Canada)
+1.212.626.0500 (international)
+1.212.944.1318 fax
orders@acm.org

Message Center
Hall D Lobby
+1.504.670.4800
A message center will be available in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center for attendees to receive and leave messages.

Registration (Advance & Onsite)
Hall F
 
Days   Hours
Saturday, 22 July 6 - 8 pm
Sunday, 23 July 11 am - 6 pm
Monday, 24 July 8 am - 5 pm
Tuesday, 25 July 8 am - 5 pm
Wednesday, 26 July 8 am - 5 pm
Thursday, 27 July 8 am - 5 pm
Friday, 28 July 8 - 11 am

Restaurant Information Desk
Hall G Lobby
+1.504.670.8905
 
Days   Hours
Saturday, 22 July 6 - 8 pm
Sunday, 23 July 11 am - 6 pm
Monday, 24 July 9 am - 5 pm
Tuesday, 25 July 9 am - 5 pm
Wednesday, 26 July 9 am - 5 pm
Thursday, 27 July 9 am - 5 pm
Friday, 28 July 9 - 11 am

The desk is staffed with individuals to assist you in making reservations at local New Orleans restaurants and is open during registration hours.

Shipping Desk
Hall F (at Business Center)
Hall G (next to SIGGRAPH) Store
A shipping desk offering next-day air, second-day air, and regular ground shipping to destinations around the world will be available during registration hours.

Shuttle Service
+1.504.592.0557 (24 hour)

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Hours:
Days   Hours
Saturday, 22 July 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Sunday, 23 July 10 am - 7:30 pm
Monday, 24 July 7:30 am - 8 pm
Tuesday, 25 July 7:30 am - 6:30 pm
Wednesday, 26 July 7 am - 9:45 pm
Thursday, 27 July 7:30 am - 6:30 pm
Friday, 28 July 7:30 am - 6:30 pm

SIGGRAPH 2000 provided complimentary shuttle bus service between most conference hotels, the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, and to and from the SIGGRAPH 2000 receptions and the Electronic Theater. Look for signs and flyers indicating pick-up times and locations at your hotel, and the information desk located in the ENMCC. Please note: the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, Wynhdam Riverfront and the Embassy Suites are considered "walk" hotels and will not have shuttle service to or from the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

If you have any shuttle questions, contact the Shuttle Service directly during official shuttle hours. Also, for assistance with handicapped service, please call 800.543.6332 x212 or the 24 hour dispatch number +1.504.592.0557. SIGGRAPH 2000 provides buses with wheel-chair lifts and tiedowns.

Shuttles to Receptions
Courses Reception
Contemporary Arts Center
900 Camp Street

Papers/Panels Reception
The Aquarium of the Americas
One Canal Street

Coaches begin shuttling from all hotels 30 minutes before the receptions start. The last coach departs 15 minutes after the receptions close. Shuttles will transport attendees staying at the "walk" hotels (Hilton New Orleans Riverside, Wyndham Riverfront, and Embassy Suites) to and from the receptions.

Shuttles to Electronic Theater
Electronic Theater
Saenger Theatre
143 North Rampart Street

Matinée   Hours
Wednesday, 26 July 2 - 4 pm

Matinée shuttles begin transporting attendees from Halls H/I/J of the ENMCC to the Saenger Theatre one hour prior to the start time. Shuttles return to the ENMCC only after the performance. Electronic Theater matinee shuttles do not deliver attendees to hotels.
 
Evening   Hours
Monday, 24 July 7 - 9 pm
Tuesday, 25 July 7 - 9 pm
Wednesday, 26 July 7 - 9 pm
Thursday, 27 July 7 - 9 pm

Evening shuttles begin transporting attendees from hotels to Saenger Theatre 1.5 hours prior to the start time. Shuttles return to the ENMCC, all conference hotels and any corresponding receptions after the performance.

Late   Hours
Tuesday, 25 July 10 pm - Midnight

Late shuttle begin transporting attendees from hotels to Saenger Theatre 1.5 hours prior to the start time. Shuttles return to the ENMCC and all conference hotels.

SIGGRAPH Store
Hall G
The store is for casual browsers and serious shoppers. Stop by to purchse additional technical materials plus gifts for family, friends and co-workers. Technical materials and conference documenttion are available for purchase at the store. SIGGRAPH 2000 merchandise is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Merchandise vouchers are only valid in the Merchandise Pickup Center (Hall F) located next to the SIGGRAPH Store.

SIGGRAPH Store Hours:
Hall G Lobby
 
Days   Hours
Saturday, 22 July 6 - 8 pm
Sunday, 23 July 11 am - 6 pm
Monday, 24 July 8 am - 6 pm
Tuesday, 25 July 8 am - 6 pm
Wednesday, 26 July 8 am - 6 pm
Thursday, 27 July 8 am - 6 pm
Friday, 28 July 8 am - 3 pm

Speaker Prep Room
Rooms 275-277
 
Days   Hours
Saturday, 22 July Noon - 7 pm
Sunday, 23 July 7 am - 7 pm
Monday, 24 July 7 am - 7 pm
Tuesday, 25 July 7 am - 7 pm
Wednesday, 26 July 7 am - 7 pm
Thursday, 27 July 7 am - 7 pm
Friday, 28 July 7 am - 2 pm

All speakers must check in at the Speaker Prep Room at least 24 hours before their presentation. Speakers and contributors should use the contributor registration desk to pick up registration credentials and obtain conference information. Speaker ribbons and badge holders are available only in the Speaker Prep Room. Speakers may use the Speaker Prep Room to prepare for their presentation, preview slides and videotapes, sort slides, and obtain slide carousels. Changes in audio/visual equipment needs in presentaion rooms should be directed to the Speaker Prep Room.

Special Assistance Desk
Hall F
Staff members at the special assistance desk can help attendees resolve a wide range of possible problems and concerns, including:

  • Credit card problems (validations, errors)
  • Lost badges
  • Registration corrections and upgrades
  • Substitute registration (only if authorized on company letterhead)

Special Policies

  • Registered attendees under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • Children under 16 are not permitted in the Exhibition. Age verification is required.
  • No cameras or recording devices are permitted at SIGGRAPH 2000. Abuse of this policy will result in the loss of the individual's registration credentials.
  • Food and beverages cannot be brought into Electronic Theater performances.

Technical Session Lounge
After each technical session, join presenters and authors for continued discussion in a comfortable, informal lounge setting. A technical session lounge will be located outside of each technical session.

Ticket Purchase and Exchange Counter
Hall F
Electronic Theater Tickets
One ticket per person is included with Full Conference and Conference Select registrations. Every attempt is made to accommodate your requested Electronic Theater evening. If you would like to exchange your ticket, you may do so at this counter based on availability. All performances contain the same material.

Badged attendees may purchase up to four Electronic Theater tickets (subject to availability) at On-site Registration beginning at 6 pm Saturday, 27 July. Last-minute tickets are generally available. They will be sold at the door to the Electronic Theater one hour prior to showtime. All sales are final.

Reception Tickets
Course and Papers/Panels reception tickets are also available at this counter. Cost is $50 per person, per reception. All sales are final.

Personal Online Scheduler
Use the SIGGRAPH 2000 Schedule Builder to create your own personal schedule online, day by day, or for the entire week. Available in late April.

Telephone Numbers
Airport Shuttle Desk
+1.504.670.8905
 
Art Gallery Office
+1.504.670.4909
 
Audio/Visual Services
+1.504.670.4910
 
Bookstore
+1.504.670.4895

Computer Animation Festival Office
+1.504.670.4836

Conference Management Office
+1.504.670.4810

Creative Applications Lab Office
+1.504.670.4904

Educators Program
+1.504.670.4839

Emerging Technologies: Point of Departure
+1.504.670.4907

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
+1.504.582.3023

Exhibition Management Office
+1.504.670.4820

First Aid Office
Calling outside convention center: +1.504.582.3096
Calling within convention center: 1240

Housing/Airline Desk
+1.504.670.4873

International Resources
+1.504.670.4838

Media Headquarters
+1.504.670.4860

Message Center
+1.504.670.4800

Restaurant Information Desk
+1.504.670.8905

Security
+1.504.905.5571

Shuttle Service
+1.504.592.0557

SIGGRAPH Store
+1.504.670.4860

Speaker Prep Room
+1.504.670.4831

Special Assistance Desk
+1.504.670.4851

The Studio Office
+1.504.670.4901


 

 

 
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