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  • Informative international sessions on the current state of computer graphics around the world organized by representatives of ACM SIGGRAPH-affiliated societies and the worldwide computer graphics Industry.  

  • International Cultural Exchanges, 5 - 6 pm, Sunday through Wednesday: networking opportunities for people from the same world region and other countries to meet, talk, enjoy a fun time, and learn about different cultures. 
Sunday, 27 July
Overview of SIGGRAPH 2003 for Japanese attendees (with Japanese interpreter)
9 - 11 am
SIGGRAPH 2003 committee chairs present an overview of the conference and highlights of their programs. 

Noriko Namikoshi
Digital Content Association of Japan
namikoshi@dcaj.or.jp

Ayumi Miyai
CG-ARTS Society
miyai@cgarts.or.jp

Miho Aoki
Arctic Region Supercomputing Center,University of Alaska Fairbanks
ffma2@uaf.edu

International Resources Committee Opening
Networking: Americas
5 - 6 pm
Celebrate Latino culture, hit la piñata, and enjoy the surprises hidden inside.
Monday, 28 July
Japanimation and 3D Stereographic Businesses in Japan
DCAj (Digital Content Association of Japan)
1 - 3 pm
Members of DCAj present DCAj and 3D Consortium activities, recent trends in the Japanese digital content industry, and a premiere of Digital Content Grand Prix award-winning animations (in English).

Noriko Namikoshi
Digital Content Association of Japan
namikoshi@dcaj.or.jp

ANZGRAPH and SEAGRAPH (Australia and New Zealand Graphics Association and South East Asia Graphics Association)
4 - 5 pm
Members of ANZGRAPH and SEAGRAPH present details of their activities during the past year, including highlights of the very successful Graphite 2003, held in Melbourne in February 2003. Also: advance information on Graphite 2004 in Singapore, June 2004.

ANZGRAPH
Matt Adcock
MattAdcock@csiro.au

SEAGRAPH
YT Lee
MYTLEE@ntu.edu.sg

Networking: Asian
5 - 6 pm
Enjoy refreshment after a long day at the conference, learn about the tea ceremony, and meet with colleagues from Asian countries. Don't miss a free raffle for cool Asian stuff.
Tuesday, 29 July
Celebrating Cultural Diversity Meeting
10 - 11 am

Korean Meeting
1 - 2 pm

Scandinavian Get-Together
2 - 3 pm
An invitation to the international business community to make business contacts with Scandinavians (mainly from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden) and for Scandinavians to network, exchange ideas, and discuss business opportunities.

Marilenis Olivera
SIGGRAPH 2003 International Resources Chair
MOlivera@LeapFrog.com

Mark Ollila
SIGGRAPH 2003 International Committee Member, Scandinavia
marol@itn.liu.se

German Speakers Get-Together
3 - 4 pm
An invitation to the international business community to make business contacts with German speakers (mainly from Germany, Switzerland, and Austria) and for German speakers to network, exchange ideas, and discuss business opportunities.

Christian Bauer
SIGGRAPH 2003 International Committee
In San Diego: +43.664.1018360
chris@well.com

World Summit Award Reception
4 - 5 pm
In December 2003, the United Nations will host the World Summit on the Information Society in Geneva, Switzerlandand and present the World Summit Award, a non-profit initiative to identify best practices in e-content and multimedia. SIGGRAPH 2003 attendees are invited to discuss the summit meeting and contribute to its achievements.

Christian Bauer
ICNM / EaDIM
In San Diego: +43.664.1018360
chris@well.com

Networking: European
5 - 6 pm
Celebrate European cultures and languages.
Wednesday, 30 July
SIGGRAPH 2004 International Resources Information Session
11 am - noon
Are you interested in volunteering for the SIGGRAPH 2004 International Resources Committee? Maybe you'd like to help publicize the conference in your city or country. Or maybe you'd just like to make some suggestions or recommendations about international services for SIGGRAPH 2004. Whatever your level of interest, please join us in the International Center and meet the SIGGRAPH 2004 International Resources Chair.

An Insight Into CG and Animation in India
1 - 3 pm
"Real world" information about the CG and animation industry in India from top studio recruiters and industry professionals. Presentations on the work done by various animation studios and the emerging trend of co-production as one of the most effective ways to expand an animation facility's business potential.

Prasad Phadke
B.B.TEK.Inc, India
In San Diego: + 91.9823019894
beta@pn2.vsnl.net.in

Latinos Get-Together
3 - 4 pm

An invitation to all Latino attendees to meet amigos y colegas from the Latino world and exchange ideas about the present and future of computer graphics in South and North America.

Marilenis Olivera
SIGGRAPH 2003 International Resources Chair
MOlivera@LeapFrog.com

AFRIGRAPH (African Graphics Association)
4 - 5 pm
Members of AFRIGRAPH present details of their recent activities, including highlights of the very successful AFRIGRAPH 2003, the Second International Conference on Computer Graphics, Virtual Reality, Visualization, and Interaction in Africa, held in Cape Town in February 2003. Also: advance information on AFRIGRAPH 2004 in Stellenbosch, November 2004.

James Gain
jgain@cs.uct.ac.za

Alan Chalmers
alan.chalmers@bris.ac.uk

Networking: Indo-African
5 - 6 pm
Celebrate Indian and African cultures and their roles in today's technologies.
Thursday, 31 July
Meeting of the Ibero-American Community in Computer Graphics
4 - 5 pm
Members of the Spanish, Portuguese, Brazilian, and other Latin American computer graphics communities reflect on recent successes, analyze SIACG 2002, and prepare future events: SIACG 2004 and SIACG 2006. Also: opportunities for trans-Atlantic research networks.

Joaquim Jorge
SIGGRAPH 2003 International Committee
jorgej@acm.org



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