SIGGRAPH 2002 and the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center offer several services during the conference to make your week more enjoyable.

Accessibility
The Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center is wheelchair accessible with plenty of ramp and elevator access. If you have special needs or requirements, please call Conference Management at: +1.210.582.7018.

Airport Shuttle Service
Discounted airport shuttle service for SIGGRAPH 2002 attendees is available through SATRANS. Arrangements can be made directly with SATRANS 24 hours a day using this toll free number: 800.868.7707. When you call, make sure to indicate that you are attending the SIGGRAPH 2002 conference. Airport shuttle coupons are available at the SIGGRAPH 2002 Information Booth in the Bridge Lobby but are not required to receive the discount.

Audio/Visual Services
+1.210.582.7008
Direct all questions about audio/visual needs to this office. For more information on audio/ visual services for speakers, see Speaker Prep Room, Room 214A.

Sunday, 21 July 7 am - 7 pm
Monday, 22 July 7 am - 7 pm
Tuesday, 23 July 7 am - 7 pm
Wednesday, 24 July 7 am - 7 pm
Thursday, 25 July 7 am - 7 pm
Friday, 26 July 7 am - 7 pm

Automated Teller Machines (ATMs)
There are several ATM machines located throughout the lobbies of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.

Baggage Check
Sunday, 21 July 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
West Lobby
Monday, 22 July 7:30 am - 6:30 pm
West Lobby
Tuesday, 23 July 7:30 am - 6:30 pm
West Lobby
Wednesday, 24 July 7:30 am - 6:30 pm
West Lobby
Thursday, 25 July 7:30 am - 6:30 pm
West Lobby & Hall A
Friday, 26 July 7:30 am - 6:30 pm
Hall A

Banks/Currency Exchange
The following banks provide Foreign Currency Exchange:

Frost Bank
100 West Houston
San Antonio, Texas 78205
+1.210.220.5651

Monday, 22 July 9 am - 4 pm
Tuesday, 23 July 9 am - 4 pm
Wednesday, 24 July 9 am - 4 pm
Thursday, 25 July 9 am - 4 pm
Friday, 26 July 9 am - 5 pm

Bank of America
300 Convent
San Antonio, Texas 78205
+1.800.299.2265

Monday, 22 July 9 am - 4 pm
Tuesday, 23 July 9 am - 4 pm
Wednesday, 24 July 9 am - 4 pm
Thursday, 25 July 9 am - 4 pm
Friday, 26 July 9 am - 5 pm

Beaming Stations
SIGGRAPH 2002 beaming stations deliver conference and exhibition information to Palm OS and Pocket PC devices throughout the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.

Look for stations in the following areas:
• Hall A near Registration
• West Lobby near SIGGRAPH Village
• East Lobby near the International Center
• Bridge Lobby near SIGGRAPH 2003 Booth and Pathfinders
• Ballroom C escalator near Paper/Panel sessions

Bookstore
Park View Foyer
BreakPoint Books (BPB) offers CD-ROMs, software, and computer-related books. Book prices are discounted 10 percent during and up to 30 days after the conference (www.breakpointbooks.com).

Esther Dyson at the Bookstore
SIGGRAPH 2002's keynote speaker signs copies of her books:
Wednesday, 24 July, 10 - 10:45 am

See the schedule in the bookstore for other book signings throughout the week.

Sunday, 21 July 6 - 8 pm
Monday, 22 July 9 am - 7 pm
Tuesday, 23 July 8 am - 5 pm
Wednesday, 24 July 8 am - 5 pm
Thursday, 25 July 8 am - 5 pm
Friday, 26 July 8 am - 6 pm

Note: All bookstore policies are those of BreakPoint Books and not SIGGRAPH 2002.

Business Center
East Lobby
A variety of services are offered by Mailboxes, Etc. including: computer time rental, faxing services, and photocopying. The Business Center also sells office supplies, phone cards, and U.S. stamps.

Child Care
Room 002A
Child care services are provided for SIGGRAPH 2002 attendees. A minimum of 3 consecutive hours per child, per day is required. Onsite accommodations are based on availability.

Sunday, 21 July 8 am - 5:30 pm
Monday, 22 July 7:45 am - 6:15 pm
Tuesday, 23 July 7:45 am - 6:15 pm
Wednesday, 24 July 7:45 am - 6:15 pm
Thursday, 25 July 7:45 am - 6:15 pm
Friday, 26 July 7:45 am - 6:15 pm

Conference Management Office
Room 210
+1.210.582.7018
If you have questions regarding SIGGRAPH 2002, call or stop by this office at anytime.

Exhibition Management Office
Room 101A
+1.210.582.7030 If you have any questions regarding the SIGGRAPH 2002 Exhibition, call or stop by this office at anytime.

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

First Aid Office
Back of Hall C
A nurse or paramedic is on duty at the first aid area.

Food Services
Restaurants: Hall B, Hall D* & River Court Plaza (outside Room 004)
Concession stands and food carts offering snacks and beverages are also available throughout the convention center.

Sunday, 21 July 11 am - 4 pm
Monday, 22 July 11 am - 4 pm
Tuesday, 23 July 11 am - 4 pm
Wednesday, 24 July 11 am - 4 pm
Thursday, 25 July 11 am - 4 pm
Friday, 26 July 11 am - 4 pm


*Hall D restaurant is open Tuesday - Thursday.


Housing Desk
East Lobby
If you have questions about hotel accommodations, stop by or call the Housing desk.

Saturday, 20 July 6 - 8 pm
Sunday, 21 July 9 am - 7 pm
Monday, 22 July 8 am - 5 pm
Tuesday, 23 July 8 am - 5 pm
Wednesday, 24 July 8 am - 5 pm
Thursday, 25 July 8 am - 5 pm
Friday, 26 July 8 am - 3 pm


Information Desk
Bridge Lobby
For answers to your questions about SIGGRAPH 2002, stop by the information desk. The staff can provide information on conference programs, events, and San Antonio-related questions.


Saturday, 20 July 6 - 8 pm
Sunday, 21 July 8 am - 5 pm
Monday, 22 July 8 am - 4 pm
Tuesday, 23 July 8 am - 4 pm
Wednesday, 24 July 8 am - 4 pm
Thursday, 25 July 8 am - 4 pm
Friday, 26 July 8 - 10 am

International Resources
East Lobby
+1.210.582.7036
In the International Center, members of the SIGGRAPH 2002 International Committee and a multi-lingual staff of student volunteers are available to help international attendees take full advantage of all conference programs, events, and Exhibition.

Saturday, 20 July 5 - 8 pm
Sunday, 21 July 8 am - 7 pm
Monday, 22 July 8 am - 6 pm
Tuesday, 23 July 8 am - 6 pm
Wednesday, 24 July 8 am - 6 pm
Thursday, 25 July 8 am - 6 pm
Friday, 26 July 8 am - 5 pm

Internet Access Center
Room 216
This networked area in the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center provides email and Web access for all attendees.

Sunday, 21 July 8 am - 7 pm
Monday, 22 July 8 am - 6 pm
Tuesday, 23 July 8 am - 6 pm
Wednesday, 24 July 8 am - 6 pm
Thursday, 25 July 8 am - 6 pm
Friday, 26 July 8 am - 5:30 pm

Tables are available for laptop connection to the Internet via 10/100 Ethernet.

Wireless Internet Access
Wireless Internet access (802.11b) is available in select areas of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. Select presentations offer audience participation via wireless.

Please refer to your laptop operating system and client adapter documentation to perform the following tasks:

  1. Document all existing TCP/IP and wireless configuration information before you make any changes.
  2. Configure your laptop to use DHCP.
  3. Configure your wireless adapter Network Name (SSID) to be either blank or 's2002'.
  4. Disable encryption on your wireless adapter.
The SIGGRAPH 2002 wireless network provides open, unencrypted communications for conference attendees. Please be aware that these communications are not secure and can be monitored by others.

Job Fair
Tower View Foyer
Participants as of 20 June 2002.

Dynamic Animation Systems, Inc.
HP
High Voltage Software, Inc.
LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC
Majesco Sales Inc.
Nintendo of America
Oddworld Inhabitants
Paradigm Entertainment, Inc.
Sammy Studios
Savannah College of Art and Design

Tuesday, 23 July noon - 4 pm
Wednesday, 24 July noon - 4 pm

Lost and Found/Security
Office H7 (near entrance of Hall A)
+1.210.207.8500 All items found during the conference should be turned in to the SIGGRAPH security office located in Office H7. After the conference, all items will be turned over to the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center Administrative Office. Lost registration badges will be held at the SIGGRAPH Special Assistance desk in Hall A.

Merchandise Pickup Center
Hall A
Full Conference and Conference Select registrants must pick up conference technical materials that are included with registration at SIGGRAPH 2002. Shipping services are available at SIGGRAPH 2002. Technical materials will not be shipped after the conference.

Saturday, 20 July 6 - 8 pm
Sunday, 21 July 8 am - 5 pm
Monday, 22 July 8 am - 4 pm
Tuesday, 23 July 8 am - 4 pm
Wednesday, 24 July 8 am - 5 pm
Thursday, 25 July 8 am - 6 pm
Friday, 26 July 8 - 11 am

Technical Material Sold After the Conference
SIGGRAPH 2002 Conference Proceedings (printed & CD-ROM); Electronic Art & Animation Catalog (printed & CD-ROM); Conference Abstracts & Applications (printed & 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
Bridge Lobby
+1.210.582.7000
A message center is available in the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center for attendees to receive and leave messages.


Saturday, 20 July noon - 8:30 pm
Sunday, 21 July 8 am - 5 pm
Monday, 22 July 8 am - 6:30 pm
Tuesday, 23 July 8 am - 6:30 pm
Wednesday, 24 July 8 am - 6:30 pm
Thursday, 25 July 8 am - 6 pm
Friday, 26 July 8 am - 5 pm

Parking
The following parking lots are located near the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center:

Hemisfair Garage
600 East Market


Marina Garage
850 East Commerce


Riverband Garage
210 North Presa


For rates and hours of operation:
+1.210.207.8266

Registration (Advance & Onsite)
Hall A


Saturday, 20 July 6 - 8 pm
Sunday, 21 July 8 am - 5 pm
Monday, 22 July 8 am - 4 pm
Tuesday, 23 July 8 am - 4 pm
Wednesday, 24 July 8 am - 4 pm
Thursday, 25 July 8 am - 3 pm
Friday, 26 July 8 - 10 am

Special Assistance Desk
+1.210.582.7055
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)
Restaurant and Entertainment Information Desk
East Lobby
The desk is staffed with individuals to assist you in making reservations at local San Antonio restaurants and attractions and open during the following hours:


Saturday, 20 July 6 - 8 pm
Sunday, 21 July noon - 6:30 pm
Monday, 22 July 9:30 am - 6:30 pm
Tuesday, 23 July 9:30 am - 6:30 pm
Wednesday, 24 July 9:30 am - 6:30 pm
Thursday, 25 July 9:30 am - 6:30 pm

Shipping Desk
Hall A
A shipping desk, operated by Mailboxes, Etc., offers next-day air, second-day air, and regular ground shipping to destination around the world.

Saturday, 20 July 6 - 8 pm
Sunday, 21 July 9 am - 7 pm
Monday, 22 July 8 am - 5 pm
Tuesday, 23 July 8 am - 5 pm
Wednesday, 24 July 8 am - 5 pm
Thursday, 25 July 8 am - 5 pm
Friday, 26 July 8 am - 5 pm

Shuttle Service
888.483.6707
Shuttles to Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center


Saturday, 20 July 3:30 - 8:30 pm
Sunday, 21 July 7:30 am - 8:30 pm
Monday, 22 July 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday, 23 July 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday, 24 July 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday, 25 July 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday, 26 July 7:30 am - 6 pm

SIGGRAPH 2002 provides complimentary shuttle service between most conference hotels and official conference events at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. Complimentary shuttle service is also provided to the Opening and Technical Receptions. Shuttle signs and flyers are available in your hotel and the SIGGRAPH 2002 Information Desk with specific shuttle details for all conference events.

If you have any questions regarding the shuttle service, contact the Shuttle Vendor directly during official shuttle hours noted above. For assistance with handicapped shuttle service, call 888.483.6707.

Shuttles to Children’s Museum (sigKIDS)
305 East Houston
Attendees looking for transfers to the Children’s Museum for the SIGGRAPH 2002 sigKIDS program should take Route 3 to the Sheraton Gunter and walk one block to the Children’s Museum. Attendees should return to the Sheraton Gunter for shuttles back to the Convention Center. No shuttles will pick up or drop off at the Children’s Museum. This route will run continuously based on the hours provided above.

SIGGRAPH Store
Hall A
+1.210.582.7050
The store is for casual browsers and serious shoppers. Stop by to purchase additional technical materials plus gifts for family, friends, and co-workers. Technical materials and conference documentation are available for purchase at the store. SIGGRAPH 2002 merchandise is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Merchandise vouchers are only valid in the Merchandise Pickup Center located next to the SIGGRAPH Store.

Merchandise Boutique
Park View Foyer

Monday, 22 July 8 am - 4 pm
Tuesday, 23 July 8 am - 4 pm
Wednesday, 24 July 8 am - 5 pm
Thursday, 25 July 8 am - 6 pm
Friday, 26 July 8 - 11 am

Speaker Prep Room
Room 214A
+1.210.582.7065

Saturday, 20 July noon - 7 pm
Sunday, 21 July 7 am - 7 pm
Monday, 22 July 7 am - 7 pm
Tuesday, 23 July 7 am - 7 pm
Wednesday, 24 July 7 am - 7 pm
Thursday, 25 July 7 am - 7 pm
Friday, 26 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 presentations, and to preview slides. Changes in audio/visual equipment needs in presentation rooms should be directed to the Speaker Prep Room.

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 2002. Abuse of this policy will result in the loss of 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 is located outside of some technical session rooms.

Ticket Purchase and Exchange Counter
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 show. If you would like to exchange your ticket, you may do so at this counter based on availability. All performances include 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 show time. All sales are final.

Reception Tickets
Reception tickets are also available at this counter. The cost is $50 per person, per reception. All sales are final.

Telephone Numbers
Art Gallery Office
+1.210.582.7006

Audio/Visual Services
+1.210.582.7008

Computer Animation Festival Office
+1.210.582.7013

Conference Management Office
+1.210.582.7018

Creative Applications Lab Office
+1.210.582.7014

Educators Program Office
+1.210.582.7026

Emerging Technologies Office
+1.210.582.7027

Exhibition Management Office
+1.210.582.7030

Housing Desk
+1.210.582.7067

International Resources Office
+1.210.582.7036

Media Headquarters
+1.210.582.7040

Message Center
+1.210.582.7000

Security
+1.210.207.7773

Shuttle Service
+1.800.868.7707

SIGGRAPH Store
+1.210.582.7050

Speaker Prep Room
+1.210.582.7065

Special Assistance Desk
+1.210.582.7055

Studio Office
+1.210.582.7006


   
   
   

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