SIGGRAPH 2004 - The 31st international conference on computer graphics and interactive techniques
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Attendee Services

Accessibility
The convention center is handicap accessible. If you have special needs or requirements, please call Conference Management at: +1.213.743.711.

Los Angeles Convention Center 1201 South Figueroa Street Los Angeles, California 90015

Airport Shuttle
Prime Time Shuttle is offering SIGGRAPH 2004 attendees a discount of $2 to and/or from Los Angeles International Airport. Print this coupon and present it to a Prime Time Shuttle representative at the airport. Return reservation should be made at least one day prior to your departure. When you make your return reservations, be sure to mention the coupon to receive the discount. For more information, call: 800.RED.VANS.

Audio/Visual Services
+1.213.743.7103
Complete audio/visual services for SIGGRAPH 2004 presenters are available in the Speaker Prep Room, West Hall A, +1.213.765.4216.

Automated Teller Machines (ATMs)
There are several ATMs located throughout the lobbies of the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Baggage Check
South and West Hall Lobbies
USA Host offers baggage check service for briefcases, backpacks, and other small items during conference hours for $2 per bag. For overnight storage, the charge is $5 per bag. SIGGRAPH 2004 is not repsonsible for items provided to Baggage Check.

South Lobby
(near Pico Drive Entrance)
 
Sunday, 8 August
 
:30 am - 7:30 pm
  Monday, 9 August 7:30 am - 6:30 pm
  Tuesday, 10 August 7:30 am - 6:30 pm
  Wednesday, 11 August 7:30 am - 6:30 pm
  Thursday, 12 August 7:30 am - 6:30 pm
     
West Hall Lobby Wednesday, 11 August 7:30 am - 6:30 pm
  Thursday, 12 August 7:30 am - 6:30 pm

Banks/Currency Exchange
The closest bank and currency exchange to the Los Angeles Convention Center is Washington Mutual Bank located at 888 West 7th Street (+1.213.624.1403) and Foreign Currency Express located at 404 South Figueroa, Suite 604, 6th Floor of the Westin Bonaventure Hotel (+1.213.624.3693). They are both available for any banking/currency exchange needs you may have during your stay in Los Angeles.

Beaming Station
Hall G
The SIGGRAPH 2004 beaming station is in the Los Angeles Convention Center registration area. Update your Palm OS or Pocket PC device with complete information about the conference and exhibition.

Bookstore
West Lobby and Hall G
BreakPoint Books offers the latest books and CD-ROMs on computer animation, graphic design, gaming, 3D graphics, modeling, and digital lighting. The bookstore features recent books by SIGGRAPH 2004 speakers and award winners. Most prices are discounted 10 percent for SIGGRAPH 2004 attendees.

Sunday, 8 August 9 am - 7 pm
Monday, 9 August 8 am - 6 pm
Tuesday, 10 August 8 am - 6 pm
Wednesday, 11 August 8 am - 6 pm
Thursday, 12 August 8 am - 6 pm

Note: Bookstore refunds will only be processed during the conference. All bookstore policies are those of BreakPoint Books and not SIGGRAPH 2004.

Bruce Sterling at the Bookstore
Meet SIGGRAPH 2004Ős Keynote Speaker
Bookstore, West Lobby
Monday, 9 August, 3:45 - 4:45 pm

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

Business Center (USA Host)
Concourse Hall Walkway
+1.213.741.1151 ext. 5520
USA Host offers computer time rental, fax, services, photocopying, office supplies, phone cards, wireless cards and US stamps.

Saturday, 7 August 7 am - 7 pm
Sunday, 8 August 7 am - 7 pm
Monday, 9 August 7 am - 7 pm
Tuesday, 10 August 7 am - 7 pm
Wednesday, 11 August 7 am - 7 pm
Thursday, 12 August 7 am - 7 pm

Busing
See Shuttle Services.

Child Care
Room 518
KiddieCorp provides age-appropriate child care activities for children from ages six months to 17 years of age at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Children must be registered for a minimum of three consecutive hours. Individualized evening child care is also available on a limited, first-come, first-served basis. KiddieCorp staff is certified in infant and child CPR. Child care services are guaranteed to be available during the following hours:

Sunday, 8 August noon - 6 pm
Monday, 9 August 9 am - 6 pm
Tuesday, 10 August 9 am - 6 pm
Wednesday, 11 August 9 am - 6 pm
Thursday, 12 August 9 am - 5 pm

Conference Management Office
Room 304AB
+1.213.743.7111
If you have questions regarding SIGGRAPH 2004, call or stop by this office anytime during conference hours.

Exhibition Management Office
Room 303AB
+1.213.743.7100
Exhibition Management representatives are available during conference hours to meet with exhibitors and help with plans for exhibiting at SIGGRAPH 2004.

Exhibitor Registration
Hall G
Open during registration hours. See Registration.

First Aid Office
South Lobby (around corner near Pico Street exit)
Nurses and paramedics are on duty during conference hours.

Food Services
Restaurants: Compass Café (South Lobby) and Galaxy Food Court (West Hall)
The Los Angeles Convention Center operates several snack stands, food carts, and restaurants throughout the convention center.

Compass Café (South Lobby)

Saturday, 7 August 9 am - 3 pm
Sunday, 8 August 8 am - 4 pm
Monday, 9 August 8 am - 6:30 pm
Tuesday, 10 August 8 am - 6:30 pm
Wednesday, 11 August 8 am - 6:30 pm
Thursday, 12 August 8 am - 6:30 pm

Galaxy Food Court (West Hall)

Sunday, 8 August 8 am - 6 pm
Monday, 9 August 8 am - 6 pm
Tuesday, 10 August 8 am - 6 pm
Wednesday, 11 August 8 am - 6 pm
Thursday, 12 August 8 am - 6 pm

Housing Desk
Hall G
+1.213.765.4205
Complete information about SIGGRAPH 2004 hotel accommodations. Open during registration hours. See Registration.

Information Desk
South Lobby
Complete information on conference programs and events, the convention center, and what to see and do in Los Angeles. Open during registration hours. See Registration.

International Center
South Lobby
+1.213.765.4204
The SIGGRAPH 2004 International Committee and a multi-lingual staff of student volunteers answer questions, offer suggestions, provide informal translation services, and make connections with international attendees.

Saturday, 7 August 6 - 8 pm
Sunday, 8 August 8 am - 6 pm
Monday, 9 August 8 am - 6 pm
Tuesday, 10 August 8 am - 6 pm
Wednesday, 11 August 8 am - 6 pm
Thursday, 12 August 8 am - 5 pm

Internet Access Kiosks
Hall G

Wireless Internet Access
802.11b access is available in most areas of the Los Angeles Convention Center. Some SIGGRAPH 2004 presentations offer audience participation via wireless.

Please refer to your laptop operating system and client adapter documentation to:

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 "SIGGRAPH".
4. Disable encryption on your wireless adapter.

The SIGGRAPH 2004 wireless network provides open, unencrypted communications for conference attendees. The system is not secure and can be monitored by others.

Job Fair
Room 403

Tuesday, 10 August 10 am - 4 pm
Wednesday, 11 August noon - 4 pm

The Art Institutes are sponsoring the ACM SIGGRAPH 2004 Job Fair for the leading companies in all related ACM SIGGRAPH fields to discuss employment opportunities with thousands of SIGGRAPH 2004 attendees in a relaxed, informal setting. The Job Fair is open to all SIGGRAPH 2004 attendees at no additional cost.

Lost and Found
South Hall
After the conference, all lost-and-found items will be turned over to the Los Angeles Convention Center security office. To inquire about lost items during and after the conference, call security at +1.213.741.1151, ext. 4605. Lost registration badges are available in Special Assistance: Hall G.

Merchandise Pickup Center
Hall G
Your conference documentation (included with registration) must be picked up at the Merchandise Pickup Center. Technical materials and conference documentation will not be shipped, nor will refunds be given for any material that is not picked up at the Merchandise Pickup Center in Hall G.

Saturday, 7 August 6 - 8 pm
Sunday, 8 August 8 am - 6:30 pm
Monday, 9 August 8 am - 6:30 pm
Tuesday, 10 August 8 am - 6:30 pm
Wednesday, 11 August 8 am - 6:30 pm
Thursday, 12 August 8 am - 6 pm

Message Center
South Lobby
+1.213.765.4200
Kiosk where attendees leave and retrieve notes and requests.

Parking
West and South Halls
+1.213.741.1151 ext. 5850
SIGGRAPH 2004 attendees can park at the Los Angeles Convention Center for $10 per day. There are no in/out privileges. The Los Angeles Convention Center parking garages located in the West and South Halls open at 5:30 am and close one hour after the conclusion of the last scheduled SIGGRAPH 2004 function.

Pathfinders
South Lobby
Special assistance for first-time SIGGRAPH conference attendees. Let us help you navigate your way through SIGGRAPH 2004. Feedback always welcome at:
pathfinder (at) siggraph.org

Registration
Hall G

Saturday, 7 August 6 - 8 pm
Sunday, 8 August 8 am - 6:30 pm
Monday, 9 August 8 am - 6:30 pm
Tuesday, 10 August 8 am - 6:30 pm
Wednesday, 11 August 8 am - 6:30 pm
Thursday, 12 August 8 am - 3 pm

Special Assistance Desk
Hall G
Assistance with a wide range of problems and concerns, including:

Credit card problems (validations, errors)
Lost badges
Registration corrections and upgrades
Substitute registration
(only if authorized on company letterhead)
Restaurant Desk
South and West Hall
Concierge services for reservations at Los Angeles restaurants and clubs.

Sunday, 8 August noon - 6:30 pm
Monday, 9 August 10:30 am - 6:30 pm
Tuesday, 10 August 9:30 am - 6:30 pm
Wednesday, 11 August 9:30 am - 6:30 pm
Thursday, 12 August 9:30 am - 6:30 pm

Shipping Desk
Hall G
Complete shipping services for your merchandise, course notes, and other conference materials. The shipping desk provides next-day air, second-day air, and regular ground shipping services to destinations throughout the world. The shipping desk is open during registration hours.

Shuttle Service
+1.213.308.9590
SIGGRAPH 2004 provides limited complimentary shuttle service between most conference hotels, the Los Angeles Convention Center, and to and from the SIGGRAPH 2004 reception. No shuttle service is provided to and from the hotels and the convention center during the afternoon hours (see schedule below). Look for signs and shuttle flyers with specific shuttle details for all events in conference hotel lobbies and the information desk at the convention center. Please note that the Hotel Figueroa and the Holiday Inn Los Angeles City Center are considered "walk" hotels and will not have shuttle service to and from the convention center.

If you have any shuttle-related questions, please contact the shuttle service desk during official shuttle hours. For assistance with handicap service, please call +1.213.308.9590. SIGGRAPH 2004 provides buses with wheel chair lifts and tiedowns.

Saturday, 7 August 5 - 8:30 pm
Sunday, 8 August 7:30 am - 11 am
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Monday, 9 August 7:30 am - 11 am
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday, 10 August 7:30 am - 11 am
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday, 11 August 7:30 am - 11 am
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday, 12 August 7:30 am - 11 am
3 - 6:30 pm

Hotel shuttle service pickus p and drops off attendees at West Hall of the LACC. The shuttle pick-up and drop-off for the Electronic Theater is at South Hall on Pico Drive outside the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Shuttles for Reception
Pershing Square, Olive and 6th Streets
8 - 10 pm

Shuttles begin transporting from all hotels 30 minutes before the reception begins. The last shuttle departs from Pershing Square at 10:30 pm. Shuttles transport attendees staying at the "walk" hotels (Hotel Figueroa and Holiday Inn Los Angels City Center) to and from the receptions, and to and from the convention center.

SIGGRAPH 2004 Conference Presentation DVD-ROM Sets
A Conference Presentation DVD-ROM is being produced and sold by Soma Media in cooperation with ACM SIGGRAPH. The DVD-ROM will feature five discs with presentations from the Papers, Courses, Sketches, Web Graphics, Panels and Special Sessions. The DVD-ROMs will include new features such as: a searchable interface, live demos, faster loading, and larger screen areas for visuals. To order your copy of the SIGGRAPH 2004 Conference Presentation DVD-ROM set, stop by the Soma Media s located in the South and West Lobbies.

SIGGRAPH Store
South Lobby
+1.213.765.4210

SIGGRAPH Boutique
West Lobby
For casual browsers and serious shoppers. Review and purchase additional technical materials, conference documentation, and gifts (t-shirts, polo shirts, and coffee mugs) for friends, family, and colleagues. SIGGRAPH 2004 merchandise is available on a first-come, first-serve basis in the SIGGRAPH Store (South Lobby) or SIGGRAPH Boutique (West Lobby).

Saturday, 7 August 6 - 8 pm
Sunday, 8 August 8 am - 6:30 pm
Monday, 9 August 8 am - 6:30 pm
Tuesday, 10 August 8 am - 6:30 pm
Wednesday, 11 August 8 am - 6:30 pm
Thursday, 12 August 8 am - 6 pm

Speaker Prep Room
West Hall A
+1. 213.765.4216
First, go to the contributor registration desk to pick up your registration credentials and conference information. Then go to the Speaker Prep Room to prepare your presentation. Speaker ribbons and badge holders are available only in the Speaker Prep Room. If you're presenting at the conference, you should check in at the Speaker Prep Room at least 24 hours before your presentation.

In the Speaker Prep Room, presenters preview slides and videotapes, sort slides, obtain slide carousels, and arrange for all their audio/visual needs in their presentation rooms.

Saturday, 7 August noon - 7 pm
Sunday, 8 August 7 am - 7 pm
Monday, 9 August 7 am - 7 pm
Tuesday, 10 August 7 am - 7 pm
Wednesday, 11 August 7 am - 7 pm
Thursday, 12 August 7 am - 2 pm

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 2004. Abuse of this policy will result in the loss of the individual's registration credentials.

Technical Material Sold After the Conference
Full Conference DVD-ROM
This digital publication contains the electronic version of the technical papers, images, and supplemental material; all of the course and tutorial notes, including supplemental material (movies, source code, HTML presentations); and the permanent record of the Educators Program, Emerging Technologies, Panels, Sketches, Special Sessions, and Web Graphics, programs; along with the permanent record of the Art Gallery and Computer Animation Festival.

ACM Transactions on Graphics (Conference Proceedings special issue) - Printed
Contains the SIGGRAPH 2004 technical papers and the ACM SIGGRAPH awards.

Conference Select CD-ROM
This digital publication contains the permanent record of the Art Gallery and Computer Animation Festival and the electronic version of the Educators Program, Emerging Technologies, Sketches, Special Sessions, and Web Graphics. Papers, Panels, and Courses are available only on the Full Conference DVD-ROM.

Electronic Art & Animation Catalog - Printed
Contains the permanent record of images from the Art Gallery and the Computer Animation Festival.

SIGGRAPH 2004 Video Review
Contains animations presented in the Electronic Theater and Animation Theaters. To order these materials after the conference, contact:

ACM Order Department
800.342.6626 (Continental US and Canada)
+1.212.626.0500 (International)
+1.212.944.1318 fax
orders (at) acm.org

Ticket Sale and Exchange Booth
Hall G

Electronic Theater Tickets
One ticket is included with each Full Conference and Conference Select registration. Additional tickets cost $50. Every attempt is made to accommodate your requested Electronic Theater show. If you want to exchange your ticket, go to the Ticket Sales and Exchange Booth. Tickets are not available for every show. All Electronic Theater performances contain the same material. Badged attendees may purchase up to two additional Electronic Theater tickets (subject to availability) at On-site Registration beginning at 6 pm Saturday, 7 August. 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 Ticket
Reception tickets are also available at this counter. The cost is $40 per person. All sales are final.

Telephone Numbers
Art Gallery Office
+1.213.765.4201

Audio/Visual Services
+1.213.743.7103

Business Center
+1.213.741.1151 ext.5520

Computer Animation Festival Office
+1.213.765.4202

Conference Management Office
+1.213.743.7111

Emerging Technologies Office
+1.213.765.4203

Exhibition Management Office
+1.213.743.7100

Housing Desk
+1.213.765.4205

International Resources Office
+1.213.765.4204

Media Headquarters
+1.213.743.7106

Message Center
+1.213.765.4200

Los Angeles Convention Center Parking
+1.213.741.1151 ext. 5850

Security Office
+1.213.741.1151 ext. 4605

Shuttle Service
+1.213.308.9590

SIGGRAPH Store
+1.213.765.4210

Speaker Prep Room
+1. 213.765.4216
 
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Conference 8-12 August, Exhibition 10-12 August.  In Los Angeles, CA