Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I find out if I need a visa to attend SIGGRAPH
The U.S. Department of State Web site is the best place
to look: Visa
I need an invitation letter to
apply for a visa. How can I request one?
You should send your request via the SIGGRAPH
2002 email contact form. Be sure to provide the following
Fax Number (optional)
What support can the international
attendee or contributor receive for translation service?
Several members of the International Resources Committee
will arrive early in San Antonio and provide translation
services for setup purposes. During the conference week,
Student Volunteers fluent in many languages are available
to translate for questions and problems that may arise
for attendees. The students are not available as interpreters
for Courses, Papers, Panels, and other presentations.
I would like to meet the International
Resources Committee member from my country. How can I
arrange a meeting with this person?
Each member's agenda will be available at the International
Center. Please ask the International Center managers to
book a meeting for you.
How can I find out if other attendees
from my country are at SIGGRAPH 2002?
Prior to the conference, your local ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter
may be able to help you. See the Chapters
Directory. During the conference, the International
Center is a good meeting place. You might want to leave
a message on the Message Board.
Is there an area in the International
Center to hold interviews with the press?
Yes. To reserve the area for an interview, please contact
the International Center managers in advance.
I have a laptop with a wireless
network card. Will I be able to connect myself to the
Internet at the Los Angeles Convention Center?
802.11b-compliant wireless will be available in specific
locations of the convention center, including a few public
areas.û Information will be available at the conference
on how to connect to the wireless network and coverage
I'm a Student Volunteer working
35 hours so I receive complimentary accommodation. I will
arrive a day early at the conference. Can I get extra
No. If you are concerned about expenses, remember that
Travel Grants are available. See Student
Volunteer Travel Grants.
I'm flying internationally; how
early should I leave for the San Antonio airport when
Most airlines require that you check in two hours in advance
for international flights. You should contact your airline
for more specific information.
This is my first trip to the
SIGGRAPH conference. How do I figure out what to attend?
what you are looking for. Pathfinders volunteers help
new attendees arrange appropriate, productive, and fun
experiences at the conference.